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This newsletter is brought to you by the American Coatings Association.
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OMB Releases Final Rule Adopting Industrial Aspects of GHS to OSHA
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA will now review and revise the final rule as directed by the White House Office of Management and Budget prior to its publication in the Federal Register. More

EPA Proposal Maintains Current Emissions Thresholds for GHG Permits
New sources that emit 100,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide-equivalent and existing sources that make modifications increasing their greenhouse gas emissions by 75,000 tons per year must obtain permits. EPA will not require smaller stationary sources of GHGs to obtain emissions permits. More

China and Singapore Implement GHS Labeling Requirements
China's new labeling requirements differ from those of other countries, which allow products to enter the country and be relabeled; the new Chinese labeling requirements mandate that products must be labeled in Chinese prior to distribution and arrival in China. More

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EPA Proposes National Uniform Emissions Standards for Chemical and Petroleum Refining Sectors
EPA developed these proposed emissions standards for these sectors so that they would be referenced in the upcoming national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP), including some directly affecting the coatings industry. More

New Web-based Tool to Aid with U.S. and Canadian Workplace Labeling Requirements
The online resource, CANLabel, will help employers and suppliers create chemical labels that meet the requirements of Canada's Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), and the United States' Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard. More

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Bill Offering Painting Professionals and Remodelers Regulatory Relief Introduced in Senate
Among its key provisions, the measure would restore the "opt-out" clause and suspend EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule if the agency cannot approve a commercially available test kit that meets the regulation's requirements. More

Clariant Lays Cornerstone for New Innovation Center
According to the company, the site will provide jobs for some 500 researchers. More

Evonik Awards Construction Contract to WorleyParsons
The plants, which will be located in Shanghai, China, will produce isophorone and isophorone diamine. More

MWV Specialty Chemicals Partners with DRT
The deal was structured as a manufacturing and distribution agreement for core products to both companies. More

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.

Tikkurila Divests Sales Subsidiaries
The companies were transferred to Dejmark Group, a company established by Tikkurila's local management. More

Wacker Expands Polymer Site and Builds New Production Facility in China
The facilities are intended to ensure that the company has sufficient long-term capacity to meet the demand for VAE dispersions and PVAc solid resins in the Asia-Pacific region. More

Cytec Coating Resins delivers innovative products beyond our customers' imagination. We are pioneers in the development and production of high performance coating solutions. Our line of low-VOC coatings, radiation curing and powder coating resins and additives allow our customers to create sustainable change for the industries they serve.
Clay Products

Optiflo L1400 is a unique HEUR based nonionic associative thickener which is designed to generate strong Newtonian flow characteristics such as ICI viscosity for improved flow & leveling in a variety latex systems, including styrene acrylic and acrylic binders. MORE
Croda - Maximizing Your Corrosion Defense
Crodacor OME FE is a novel additive from Croda that combines superior corrosion and flash rust protection for mild steel coatings, simplifying your aqueous formulations. Crodacor OME FE
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ACA Launches Facebook Page
ACA has officially staked out its presence on social media with the launch of its new Facebook page. The page will be used primarily as a platform for sharing ACA-related content, such as announcements of association events, content from our publications and videos. Make sure you "Like" us on Facebook. More

Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award
Submissions for ACA's 2012 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through April 15 via its web-based electronic entry form. The awards will be presented to ACA members for safety performance on a plant's eligibility. There are four categories of Safety Awards. More

Advance Purchase Options for ACA's Upcoming U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis
This leading market study will maintain continuity with previous iterations, and will also incorporate several valuable and exciting new features. More

Innovative New Products from Imerys

For TiO2 extension: CelTiX™ provides excellent opacity at significantly lower gloss value, while ImerTiX™ replaces up to 25% TiO2. See us at ACS 2012, #1723.

Register now for the American Coatings Conference
ACA's American Coatings Conference will take place May 7-9 in Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Held in conjunction with the American Coatings Show, ACA's premier scientific symposium will gather leaders of the paint and coatings industry's technical community and academia for the most recent research results and industrial developments covering the full range of coatings products and raw materials used in their formulation. The diverse program will feature 96 high-level, technical papers. More

IPPIC Presents its 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) will hold its 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum Nov. 6-8, 2012 in Singapore at the Goodwood Park Hotel. The Global Marine Coatings Forum provides a unique, interactive forum for exchanging views and gaining new perspectives on the future growth of the industry and the impacts of ever-increasing and stringent safety, health and environmental regulations. More

Exhibitor Applications Available for the 2012 American Coatings Show
Exhibit space sales are underway for the American Coatings Show scheduled for May 8-10 in Indianapolis. More

NETZSCH - One Source For Coatings
NETZSCH specializes in machinery for grinding and dispersion of coatings; we have been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment for over 130 years. Optimal results are achieved when using NETZSCH Beads®. The combined resources of NETZSCH, Premier Mills and NETZSCH Beads® offer total system solutions.

ACA Issues Call for Papers for International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference
ACA is seeking submission of abstracts for its International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, which will take place Sept. 11–12 in Baltimore. The two-day ACSeries event will offer attendees a platform for discussing innovative technologies and best management practices for the regulation of protective offshore and marine coatings. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 16. More

Acme-Hardesty, Your Global Source

Acme-Hardesty is focused on providing castor oil derived products, oleochemicals and specialty chemicals to the Paint & Coatings Industry. We are committed to product quality and security of supply. MORE

ACA Seeks Papers for Additives Conference
To be held in conjunction with the International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, this two-day ACSeries event will take place Sept. 12–13 in Baltimore. It is intended to provide coatings industry professionals with leading edge additive technology and concepts that are commonly utilized to improve coatings performance. More

Call for Papers Announced for Transportation Coatings Conference
Part of the ACSeries, this conference will be held in November in Charleston, S.C. The two-day program will offer a forum to introduce state-of-the-art R&D advancements to professionals who formulate, supply, specify, and use coatings for the transportation industry. More

LANGGUTH - Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for labeling containers produced in your paint and chemical facilities. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production for tapered, rectangular, F-style, and round containers of all sizes. Rely on LANGGUTH for your next labeler project. MORE

Nominations Sought for the 2013 PMSE Roy W. Tess Award
The American Chemical Society's Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings. The award recognizes outstanding individual achievements and noteworthy contributions to coatings science, technology, and engineering. More

Coatings Industry Executive Search Specialists

Thomas Brooke International has specialized in recruitment for the coatings industry for 15 years. Confidential service, global reach, technical understanding. Click here for more information.

Wood Coatings and Substrates 2012 Conference Issues Call for Papers
A Call for Papers has been issued for the Wood Coatings and Substrates 2012 Conference. The annual event will be held on Sept. 20-21 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Attendees will be provided with a valuable opportunity to learn about the basic chemistry, science, and technology behind the development, performance, and application of coatings, particularly wood coatings. More

LANGGUTH Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for the labeling of coatings and chemical containers. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production to tapered, rectangular, and round containers of all sizes.

Superior Packaging with Built in Savings
KW Container is the world's largest supplier of plastic gallon, quart, pint and half-pint containers to the paint and coatings industry. KW's latest innovation-a new ALL Plastic container-- advances container performance to even higher levels.

The container is made from a proprietary resin available only through KW Plastics. It is fill-line compatible and 100% recyclable. MORE
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New Superior 0-VOC Foam Control

Emerald’s FOAM BLAST® 4201 - the newest technology for superior foam control – knockdown and persistence. This 0-VOC, APE-free product delivers maximum foam control without adversely affecting gloss. Exhibits superior stability and enhanced compatibility in a variety of coatings – from flat to clear, in grind and let down.
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Grace´s SYLOID® MX Generation matting agents, based on an innovative porous silica technology, are specifically formulated to deliver enhanced performance in environmentally-friendly coatings that exhibit minimal film shrinkage during drying. MORE

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