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PaintCare® Submits Connecticut Program Plan to the State
Implementation of Connecticut's PaintCare® program is expected to begin on July 1.
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ACA Urges Oregon to Make its PaintCare® Program Permanent
ACA's PaintCare® program in Oregon is a four-year pilot program that the association is seeking to make permanent.
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ACA Asks Congress for Legislation to Redress Overlap and Redundancies in Federal Health-Risk Assessment Programs
During the 112th Congress, several House committees held oversight hearings and conducted investigations into federal assessment programs, most of which are at the heart of the regulatory burden faced by many companies across all industries.
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ACA Submits Comments to EPA on Draft Risk Assessments
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's draft risk assessments are the first step in the agency's new Chemical Action Plan to review existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
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ACA Urges Congress to Oppose Restrictions on Federal Employees Attending Meetings
ACA and the association community believe the net result of limited federal employee attendance at conferences would be fewer opportunities to learn and exchange information with the private sector.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Berger Paints to Acquire Sherwin-Williams Indian Architectural Business Unit
Berger currently operates seven manufacturing facilities in India and more than 85 depots with four facilities overseas.
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Ashland to Enter Russian Composite Resins Market
Ashland’s product range includes technology in unsaturated polyester resins, fire retardant resins and gel coats.
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BASF Finalizes Purchase of Parts of Ciech's TDI Business
The TDI production facility of Ciech's subsidiary Zachem, Poland, is not included in the transaction.
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Clariant Expands Presence in Poland
A new facility will cover approximately 6,800 square meters.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


ACA Announces 2013 CoatingsTech Conference John A. Gordon Best Paper Award Recipient
ACA is pleased to announce that Brian Hinderliter, associate professor in the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering department of Virginia Commonwealth University, is the recipient of its 2013 CoatingsTech Conference John A. Gordon Best Paper Award.
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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, 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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California DTSC Releases Revised Draft Green Chemistry Regulations, ACA Preparing Comments

These drafted regulations are the ninth iteration issued in the past four years. California's Green Chemistry Initiative seeks to reduce the amount of "toxics" in consumer products, under a regulatory program enacted by law in 2008.

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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.

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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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EVENTS




Register Today for the Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference, May 14-15
ACA will host its ACSeries: Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference on May 14-15, 2013 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 1:00 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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Southern Society to Host Annual Meeting in Sarasota
The Southern Society for Coatings Technology 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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