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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


New, Bipartisan TSCA Reform Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act seeks to update the 39-year old Toxic Substances Control Act.
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ACA Submits Statement for the Record for House Committee on Small Business Hearing on Regulatory Impacts on Small Manufacturers

ACA's statement advocated for a sounder, more balanced regulatory process that supports a growing economy.
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Washington PaintCare® Bill Passes the House, ACA and PaintCare® Staff Testify at Senate Hearing

The legislation has broad support and, if enacted, would bring the PaintCare® program to Washington.
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ACA Submits Comments in Opposition to EPA's Proposed Ozone Standard

EPA is under a court-ordered deadline to finalize the ozone standard by Oct. 1, 2015.
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Graffiti Resource Council Testifies Against Lock-Up at Arizona Hearing

The Arizona legislature has previously introduced legislation that would create lock-up provisions for retailers who sell spray paint; last year, two such bills were unsuccessful in garnering support.
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New Jersey Paint Council Supports Senate Bill 1279

The legislation would make a FY 2015 supplemental Grants-in-Aid appropriation of $10 million to the Department of Community Affairs for Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund.
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


There's Still Time! Register Today for IPPIC's 5th Global Marine Coatings Forum

The International Paint & Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) will hold its 5th Global Marine Coatings Forum April 23-24, 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Keyed to the theme, "Between the Water and the Steel," presentations will focus on antifouling and corrosion protection coatings, and cover topics including the role and concerns with biocides in marine coatings, robust risk assessment, greenhouse gas reduction, and ballast water treatment. Don't delay, register today.
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International Affairs Update

This update focuses on the business case for knowing chemicals in products and supply chains; nano-risk guidelines published in Denmark; and the potential shortage of "REACH" Only Representatives.
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EVENTS


Registration Now Open for the Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference

ACA will hold its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference on May 19-20, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference will address the latest information on regulations affecting the coatings industry, testing methods, and new technology germane to regulatory guidelines. Register today!
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


HMIS® Labels Available Now through ACA Vendors

ACA has licensed two vendors to sell its Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS®) labels. Both companies — LabelMaster and J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. — are now accepting orders.
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  Munzing - EDAPLAN® Dispersants

EDAPLAN® dispersants are designed to stabilize pigment dispersions and to give high quality, low viscosity to products with excellent optical properties. Our newly developed products provide outstanding performance with carbon black, organic, inorganic and transparent/nano-scale pigments. Visit our website www.munzing.com for a complete listing of Münzing’s dispersants.
 


Order IPPIC's Global Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2013-2018) Today

The Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2013–2018), produced by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, is now available for purchase. The comprehensive market research report offers in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, customer and competitive movements, and important trends and driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry.
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ACA Video Highlights Added-Value and Sustainable Nature of Coatings

ACA has released a video, entitled “Coatings Protect, Preserve, Provide,” highlighting the value that coatings add to a vast array of man-made objects, and showing how coatings contribute to sustainability by protecting and preserving the useful life of the things to which they are applied. The video also underscores just how pervasive coatings are in our society.
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Innovative Technology, Enhancing Carbon Black Dispersion

CBk, due to its varied property, they are difficult to disperse and stabilize. PATCHAMs innovation-based, HMV dispersant, PAT ADD DA 3204, designed to achieve excellent dispersion and stabilization. MORE
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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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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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BUSINESS NEWS


Bayer MaterialScience Acquires Thermoplast Composite GmbH

TCG specializes in thermoplastic fiber composites.
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AkzoNobel Begins Construction of Specialty Chemicals Plant in China

A new alkoxylation facility at the Ningbo multi-site will increase annual capacity by nearly 18,000 tons.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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.
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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Superior Waterborne DTM Corrosion Protection

Featuring OMNOVA’s proprietary Hydrophobic Dispersion Technology, Pliotec® HDT-12 resin has very low water permeability characteristics to protect metal surfaces from the elements. This latex resin permits formulation of DTM paints with excellent UV aging and can withstand sustained periods of salt spray without anti-corrosive pigment. Email Eric.Noggle@OMNOVA.com for samples.


BASF Expands Amine Capacity in Ludwigshafen

The expansion for 20 specialty amines at BASF's Verbund site will come on stream by early 2017.
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JNS Smithchem to Represent Alpine Chemical

The company has been appointed the exclusive distributor for epoxy resins, epoxy additives, and specialty amines.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Dr. Danny C. Rich Receives 2015 Mattiello Lecture Award at ACA's CoatingsTech Conference

The Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to science, technology, and/or engineering related to the 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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Chemistry for sustainable performance
Whatever your goal - low or zero-VOC products, APEO-free or formaldehyde-free materials, low energy curing, replacement of heavy metal pigments, latex with minimal environmental impact - BASF wants to put you in the driver's seat. MORE


Five Individuals Receive Roon Award at ACA's 2015 CoatingsTech Conference

The Roon Award recognizes exceptional technical papers in the protective coatings field.
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Erik Sapper Receives John A. Gordon Best Paper Award at ACA's 2015 CoatingsTech Conference

The John A. Gordon Best Paper Award recognizes the best written and associated presentation at the CoatingsTech Conference for new and original scientific research on advancements in coatings technology.
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