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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on TSCA-Reform Bill
The legislative discussion draft, the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA is similar to the bipartisan TSCA reform bill introduced in the Senate, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA- S.1009).
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ACA Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Behalf of Petition for Cert in Exxon Mobil Corp. v. City of New York
ACA was joined in its amicus brief by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, The National Association of Manufacturers, and the National Federation of Independent Business.
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ACA Submits Comments on OSHA's Proposed Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
In its proposed rule, OSHA seeks to require that establishments with 250 or more employees electronically submit injury and illness records (including entries on OSHA Forms 300 and 301) on a quarterly basis, and Form 300A annually.
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California DTSC Releases Initial Proposed 'Priority Products' under the Safer Consumer Products Regulation
The proposed list sets in motion a process designed to encourage manufacturers to find alternative, safer materials for their products.
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ACA Urges Congress to Pass the RAPID Act
Earlier this month, ACA along with several other organizations, sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, stating strong support of H.R. 2641, the "Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013," which would improve and streamline the environmental review and permitting process.
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Regulatory Workshop Scheduled to Discuss Proposed Changes to Prop 65
Proposition 65 (Prop 65) requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment.
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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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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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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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EVENTS


Register Today for the American Coatings Show
Have you made plans to attend the American Coatings Show 2014 (ACS)? The ACS will take place April 8-10, in Atlanta, Ga., and has a reputation for being the must-attend event for professionals in the coatings industry. With an impressive list of almost 480 exhibitors featuring their latest products, product presentations, and countless opportunities for networking, you won't want to miss this opportunity. Register today. You won't regret it!
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ACA Adds Two New VLCs on Life Cycle Assessment to its Line-up
Following the success of its initial Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) entitled "Developing Sustainable Technologies Using Life Cycle Assessment," ACA will be offering two additional VLCs on the LCA topic: "Scoping, Conducting, and Assessing the Results of an Environmental Impact Study Using LCA" on March 27, with The Sherwin-Williams Company's Douglas Mazeffa; and "Environmental Product Declarations in Coatings Innovation and Communications," on April 24 with Dupont Performance Coatings' Carina Alles.
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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


Nexeo Solutions to Purchase Archway Sales, Inc.
The goal of the transaction is for the combined capabilities of Nexeo and Archway to create a full line distributor and a leader in the CASE industry.
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PPG Completes Acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology
The previously announced acquisition enhances PPG's protective and marine coatings product portfolio by adding coatings that withstand extreme temperatures on carbon steel and stainless steel.
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Allnex Opens New Americas Headquarters and Technology Center in Georgia
Combined in the center are the Sales, Marketing, Technical Service, and Research and Development organizations, as well as several functions that support the company's four key business groups.
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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.

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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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AkzoNobel Expands Industrial Coatings Facility in Songjiang, China
The facility, near Shanghai, doubled the former annual production capacity and is the company's largest packaging coatings plant worldwide.
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Vertellus Specialties Inc. Opens Office in Mumbai
The Mumbai office is a component of Vertellus's strategic investment and commitment to serving market needs in India and the surrounding area.
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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
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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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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


ACA Announces New Education Area on its Website
Under the Education tab, visitors may find varied ACA resources, including conferences, webinars, industry periodicals and technical publications. As part of its educational offerings, ACA is also pleased to feature the Coatings Technology Institute (CTI), an online education program administered by the British Coatings Federation.
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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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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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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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Job Seekers: Check out the ACA Career Center's New Postings!
Check out ACA's Career Center for the latest job opportunities for coatings professionals. The ACA Career Center enables you to have FREE and confidential resume posting. Apply for any appropriate positions online and create a password-protected account for managing your job search. New featured positions include: Sales Representative, Alberdingk Boley, Inc.; Coatings Chemist, EAG/Chemir; Chemist/Technical Sales Representative, TMS Manufacturing; Project Manager, CPS, Inc.; Architectural Sales Representative, Textured Coatings of American Coatings Association; and Coatings Chemist, AOC, LLC.
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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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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Don't Miss Your Chance to Attend the American Coatings Conference
The American Coatings Conference promises to be an information-packed event, with opportunities for professional development, networking, and an opportunity to hear from the most well-respected experts in the coatings industry. Don't miss out on this event April 7-9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Register today!
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March JCTR Focuses on Waterborne
The March 2014 issue of Journal of Coatings Technology and Research features some of the papers that were presented at the 40th Waterborne Symposium in New Orleans, La., sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi's School of Polymers and High Performance Materials.
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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.
 
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