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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


New Copper Coatings Bill Introduced in California Legislature
The bill's language proposes that no later than Feb. 1, 2014, California's Department of Pesticide Regulation shall evaluate whether to register copper-based antifouling paint, and make recommendations for appropriate mitigation measures that may be implemented to address the protections of aquatic environments from the effects of exposure to that paint if it is registered as a pesticide.
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ACA Testifies in Support of PaintCare® Bills in Minnesota and Vermont
ACA created PaintCare®, a 501(c)(3) organization whose sole purpose is to ensure effective operation and efficient administration of paint product stewardship programs, on behalf of all architectural paint manufacturers in the United States.
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General Duty Clarification Act Reintroduced in the House
HR 888, the General Duty Clarification Act, would bar EPA from regulating chemical facility security under the Clean Air Act's general duty clause to mandate installation of inherently safer technologies at chemical facilities.
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ACA Offers Framework for Alternative Proposals to CARB Proposed Amendments to Aerosol Coatings and Consumer Products
On Feb. 26, California's Air Resources Board (CARB) held a public workshop on its proposed amendments to its Aerosol Coatings and Consumer Products Regulations.
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Oral Arguments Set for May 15 in Conflict Minerals Case
ACA, along with six other trade associations, on Jan. 23 filed an amicus brief in support of an October 2012 lawsuit filed by the National Association of Manufacturers , U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Roundtable against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Henkel Introduces Modified Brand Structure for its Industrial Adhesive Technologies Business
Five technology cluster brands will each represent a collection of specific technologies.
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Clariant Opens Polymers Plant in Tarragona, Spain
Two separate lines will make a range of polymers for the Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties and BU Oil & Mining Services.
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Arkema Coating Resins Realigns Distribution in North America
The company has announced distributors based on market and geography.
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Elementis Acquires Hi-Mar Specialty Chemicals
Hi-Mar is a supplier of defoamers to the coatings, construction, and oilfield drilling industries, with manufacturing and technical facilities based in Milwaukee, Wis.
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Resinate Adds Personnel, Expands Laboratories
Resinate launched its first commercial product, a polyurethane dispersion known as Resinate® R-162 for metal substrates, late in 2012.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


The 3rd Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011-2016) is Now Available
The third Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011–2016), published by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC), is now available for purchase. With new data on Turkey, South Korea and Colombia, the new edition of the report offers in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, competitive movements and important driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry.
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Obituary: Kenneth Neil Edwards
Kenneth Neil Edwards, retired CEO of Dunn-Edwards Paint Corporation and renowned polymer chemist, passed away peacefully in his Glendale, Calif., home on Feb. 20.
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Job Seekers: Check out the ACA Career Center's New Postings
The ACA Career Center now features a variety of job opportunities geared toward coatings professionals, and enables you to have FREE and confidential resume posting. Among the new positions featured on the Career Center are: Batchmaker; Development Scientist; and Senior Coating Engineer.
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Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill., March 11–13. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. Sponsor a Continental Breakfast or Reception by contacting Dorothy Brawner at dbrawner@paint.org or 202-462-6272, ext. 267. Many other sponsorship categories are available; don't miss out — call today!

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ECHA Adds 54 Substances of 'Very High Concern' Under REACH

The European Chemicals Agency further stated that while 23 of the 54 new chemicals were reviewed by a committee of experts the remaining 31 were added to the SVCH without review by a committee of experts.

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California to Add Styrene, BPA to Prop 65 List

Separately, on Feb. 8, the California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added C.I. Disperse Yellow 3 and 2,6-dimethyl-N-nitrosomorpholine to the list of chemicals known to cause cancer under Proposition 65.

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EVENTS


There's Still Time! Register Today for the 2013 CoatingsTech Conference is Open!
Geared to the theme, "Leaps and Bounds: Re-energizing the Coatings Industry," ACA's CoatingsTech Conference is scheduled for March 11–13, in Rosemont, Ill., and will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics.
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ACA to Host Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference, May 14-15
ACA will host its ACSeries: Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference on May 14-15, at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh, Pa. This two-day conference will offer a forum for professionals concerned with coatings regulations and the analytical methods used for their development.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Don't Miss ACA's Smart 'Anticorrosion' Coatings VLC
ACA will continue its popular series of Virtual Learning Conferences on March 28 with an examination of "Smart 'Anticorrosion' Coatings." The one-hour course, scheduled for 1 p.m. (ET), will be led by Dr. Marshall Ming, of Georgia Southern University. Dr. Ming will discuss the findings which were originally reported on in his 2012 Roon Award-winning paper.
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Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology to Meet March 12
The Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology (NWSCT) will host its next meeting on March 12 at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn., with an option to tour the Innovation Center following the technical presentations. Jeff Danneman of Reichhold Chemical will present "Alkyd Emulsions, a New Class of Low VOC Polymers," and Lesbia Giron of 3M will present the "Impact of properties on Coatings formulated with Ceramic Microspheres."
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Southern Society to Host Annual Meeting in Sarasota
The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) will sponsor its annual meeting and technical conference on April 21–24, at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla. Geared to the theme, "The Future Is Now!" the program will feature three mornings of technical papers, tabletop displays and a variety of social events.
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