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PaintCare® Bill Passes Colorado Senate
Colorado's Senate on Feb. 28 voted 18-15 to pass PaintCare® legislation. The Colorado House of Representatives will now take up the legislation.
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House Subcommittee Releases Draft TSCA Modernization Bill
The Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA) is similar to a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last May that would update the Toxic Substances Control Act.
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Santa Barbara Proposes Changes to its AIM Rule
California's Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District has proposed amending its Rule 323.1 for architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings limits for volatile organic compounds (VOC). Santa Barbara is the latest air district to do so; 10 other California air districts have developed rulemakings to adopt the 2007 California Suggested Control Measure for AIM coatings.
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  Paint Green

DSM wants to make life brighter for you and your customers, today and for generations to come. We connect our unique skills in material sciences to create solutions that improve coating performance. This contributes to a more sustainable world; it’s something we call Bright Science. DSM - Bright Science.
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ACA Members: Register Today for Free Labeling Guide Supplement Webinar on March 19
ACA has published its Advance Supplement to the 6th Edition of the Labeling Guide, which is available to ACA members for free download. To guide its members through the Advance Supplement, ACA will be offering complimentary webinars and seminars.
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House Passes Regulatory Reform Measure, ALERRT Act
ACA, along with over 100 other organizations, signed onto a letter urging the House to pass the regulatory reform package it believes will alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on manufacturers and other businesses by promoting increased public participation in the rulemaking process and providing transparency as agencies engage in regulation by litigation to establish major federal policy.
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Wal-Mart Releases Guidance for Suppliers on its New Sustainability Policy
The guidance includes a deadline of January 2015 for suppliers to make public all product ingredients online, as well as the disclosure of Wal-Mart's 10 high-priority chemicals on product packaging by January 2018.
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Want to Know More about the American Coatings SHOW?
If you're curious about the American Coatings SHOW 2014, don't miss the American Coatings SHOW PREVIEW. It features interviews with coatings experts on the latest coatings technology trends, information about the conference, exhibitor highlights, ACS mobile apps, and much more.

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ACA Submits Comments to OSHA on Respirable Crystalline Silica Proposed Rule
The proposed rule would lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air for both general industry and construction worksites.

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ACA Submits Comments on Canadian Proposed Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
The proposed changes are designed to respond to the Transportation Safety Board's recommendations for enhanced information readily available to first responders – a recommendation that stems from the incident at Lac-Megantic.

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EVENTS


Meet us in Atlanta for the 2014 American Coatings Show!
Join ACA and almost 480 companies that will be exhibiting at the 2014 American Coatings Show, April 8-10, at the Atlanta World Congress Center. With participants from over 20 countries, this year's ACS will offer opportunities for learning, networking, and information exchange that you won't want to miss.
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Don't Miss ACA's Upcoming Virtual Learning Conference on Life Cycle Assessment, March 13
ACA will be offering its next Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC) entitled "Developing Sustainable Technologies Using Life Cycle Assessment," or LCA, on March 12 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET. Featuring Dr. David Meyer, chemical engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ACA's unique VLC provides participants the opportunity to learn about LCA and how it can improve sustainability in the paint and coatings industry.
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We Brighten Lives

The Shepherd Color Company, one of the world's leading producers of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP's) has a wide range of colors available and used in the coatings industry.
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Optiflo® T1000 the Total Newtonian system

Optiflo T1000 a nonionic associative thickener yields improved ICI development with lower impact on KU viscosity for use in Architectural latex paint formulations.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Evonik Industries Acquires Silbond Corp.
The company, a supplier of silicic acid esters, is based in Weston, Mich., and manufactures tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), a particular silicic acid ester.
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Bayer MaterialScience Acquires DuPont Aniline Facility
The aniline production facility in Baytown, Texas, manufactures aniline as well as toluene diisocyanate and polycarbonate.
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METALURE® Liquid Black - the world's unique PVD pigment

ECKART is the leading manufacturer of metallic effect and pearlescent pigments. We provide innovative solutions for all coating applications. With our pigments you will experience exciting colours, different grades and new applications. ECKART pigments open up new effect pigment design possibilities for high level stylings.

For more detailed information visit us at ACS on our booth 1007
Chromaflo Technologies: Global Colorant Provider

Chromaflo Technologies is among the largest independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions serving customers in architectural and industrial coatings as well as thermoset composites. Applying the right blend of skill and craftsmanship, the most complex color and appearance challenges are solved...Where Art Meets Technology. MORE
Additives for Water-Based Systems

Our Defoamers are industry standards for reducing the problems associated with foam formation in the production and application of water-based systems including: Coatings, Inks, Adhesives, and Building Products. Munzing’s products also include rheology modifiers - wetting agents and dispersants - micronized and coated waxes and wax dispersions.

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Bühler Creates New Centers of Competence in Switzerland and China
Bühler is merging its Grinding & Dispersion business unit laboratories in Viernheim, Germany, and Uzwil, Switzerland, to create a new advanced Center of Competence.
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Valspar Receives John Deere Supplier Innovation Award
The 2013 award was given to Valspar for its recent new powder coating product, Valde® ECP.
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Taking Coatings to the Next Level
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. is a leading global supplier of epoxy resins, modifiers and curing agents, Versatic ™ Acids and Derivatives, and silicon-based additives to the coatings industry. Come see us at the American Coatings Show April 8-10, booth 1105. MORE
Not all Chemicals Are Created Equal™

Myriant’s bio-succinic acid enables our customers to improve the sustainability of their products while maintaining performance and without paying a green price premium. Order a sample at productinfo@myriant.com.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Do you Have ACA's 'Mobile Tools' App for iOS? Get it for Free!
What's best way to access information from ACA and the paint and coatings industry anytime, anywhere — the ACA Mobile Tools app for Apple iOS. This free app allows users to quickly search for industry products and services on the Paint & Coatings Buyer's Guide; keep up with weekly industry news through Coatings Today; stay informed about upcoming ACA events; store and access your ACA member identification information; and easily access ACA's website. ACA Mobile is available by searching for "ACA Mobile Tools" on the iTunes app store.
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ACA Members: Call for Volunteers for Association's Educational Programs Task Force
ACA is seeking candidates for its 2014 -2015 Educational Programs Task Force. ACA members interested in professional development and coatings technology continuing education selected for the task force would serve a one-year term and participate in periodic conference calls; no travel is required.
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PDA Annual Conference Offered March 24-26 in Houston
The 2014 Annual Conference of the Polyurea Development Association (PDA) will be held March 24–26, 2014, in Houston, TX. The event, subtitled "The Road to Success Using Polyurea," will offer PDA's course "Introduction to Polyurea" along with a full program of guest speakers and topics.
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Committed to your Coatings Success!

Solvay Novecare is a leading global supplier of innovative and sustainable specialty additives for emulsion polymers, paints, coatings, ink and adhesive applications.
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Lowest Total Cost of Ownership (LTCO)

The self-service design of HERO automatic dispenser along with its Progressive Cavity Pump technology provide easy maintenance, high accuracy and repeatability; in summary the LTCO.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


The Mattiello Memorial Lecture to be Delivered During the American Coatings Conference
The American Coatings Conference, held April 7-9, at the Atlanta World Congress Center, will feature almost 100 presentations during 16 sessions. One of the highlights of the conference will be the Mattiello Memorial Lecture, "Modeling White Hiding Power Helps Deliver Decades of Innovation," which will be delivered by Dr. John W. Hook, III.
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Want low odor, low VOC paint?

Celanese Emulsions can help you meet regulatory and marketing goals for low VOC, low odor interior paint – ask us about EcoVAE VAE emulsions today! 972-922-4014
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Call for Papers: 2014 Powder Coating Show & Expo
The Powder Coating Institute will host its 2014 Powder Coating Show in Indianapolis, Ind. Sept. 16-18, and is seeking abstracts on a variety of powder coating topics, from intermediate to advanced application, surface preparation, recovery, system troubleshooting, target markets, benefits of using powder coatings versus other alternatives, and more. The event attracts over 1,200 attendees and provides over 40 hours of presentations, with more than 100 exhibitors. Submissions are due March 15, 2014.
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  Experience the R.E. Carroll Inc. Difference

Quality Raw Materials and Process Oils, Competitive Prices , and Multiple Warehouse Locations throughout the United States for over 85 years. Experience the R.E. Carroll Inc. difference today! MORE
 


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Specialty Chemicals and Coatings

Quest Specialty Chemicals, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals and coatings, provides an advanced line of products and services that enable repair, restoration, and preservation of the assets of our customers. We provide branded solutions in the construction, industrial, and automotive markets as well as private-labeled solutions. Learn more at quest-sc.com.
Introducing Densil® ZOD™ Antimicrobial

Now coatings formulators can choose a zero-VOC product that addresses damaging contaminants that deface painted surfaces in tropical environments. Densil® ZOD™ Antimicrobial offers controlled-leaching, low-water solubility & is effective in paints, wood stains, masonry coatings, joint cements, caulks, sealants & roof coatings. Visit us at ACS Booth #1033 & learn how our new Densil® ZOD™ Antimicrobial can become a part of your solution.
A Global Coatings Supplier

We manage all aspects of your supply chain, preventing down time and saving you money. Savings on raw materials are passed on to you. From bulk to pallet quantities, we are a better option for safety, reliability and price. See us at the 2014 American Coatings Show Booth 865.

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