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This newsletter is brought to you by the American Coatings Association.
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ACA Follows Two Lead-Related Bills in Maryland Legislature, Makes its Stance Known
A bill in the Maryland legislature, "The Maryland Lead Poisoning Recovery Act," has been withdrawn. ACA lobbied against the measure, also known as the "market share liability" bill. More

EPA Adds Three Compounds to Aerosol Regulation; ACA Petitioned for the Addition
ACA had petitioned EPA in December 2009 to add the compounds to Table 2A, Table of Reactivity Factors. The final rule adds dimethyl carbonate, benzotrifluoride, and hexamethyldisiloxane. More

ACA Submits Amicus Brief in Pivotal Utah Asbestos Case
ACA's amicus concentrated on the applicability of Utah's joint and several liability reform law, the Liability Reform Act of 1986 (LRA), to asbestos and other latent injury cases involving pre-enactment exposures. More

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EPA Asks Companies to Identify Chemicals for Some Older Substantial Risk Notices
During the GlobalChem Conference held in Baltimore earlier this month, EPA discussed an update to the agency's voluntary chemical disclosure effort. More

Want low odor, low VOC paint?

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

Wisconsin Leads the Nation in Tort Reform Efforts
The state's 2011-2012 legislative session was one of the most successful in terms of quantity and scope of lawsuit reforms passed into law. ACA supported many of the tort reform measures advocated by the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker. More

Dow Oxygenated Solvents to Expand Butyl Glycol Ether Capacity
The two-phase expansion will take place at the company's Seadrift, Texas, facility. More

Evonik Sells Global Colorants Business
The colorants business develops, produces, and markets colorant systems for decorative coatings under the trademark COLORTREND®. Its CHROMA-CHEM® products are used for industrial applications including maintenance, marine, and wood coatings. More

Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas to Change Name
The subsidiary of the newly renamed KH Neochem, Ltd. will continue to operate from its current corporate offices in Schaumburg, Ill. 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.

Wacker Expands Korean Technical Center, Opens Training Facility
The company believes that combining sales forces, R&D labs, and applications technology in a single location will encourage closer teamwork between the various departments and optimize customer support. 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
has an excellent environmental profile (non-chromate, no HAPS, VOC free) and has no
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ACA Announces Availability of its U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis
The U.S. paint and coatings industry is expected to reach a value of $23.6 billion in 2015, according to ACA's newly published U.S. Paint and Coatings Market Analysis: 2010-2015, available now. More

ACA Launches Facebook Page
ACA officially has 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

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.

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

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 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

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.

Exhibitor Applications Available for the 2012 American Coatings Show
Exhibit space sales are underway for the American Coatings Show scheduled May 8–10 in Indianapolis. 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. The submission deadline for abstracts is March 30. More

Your Partner in Global Sourcing

Acme-Hardesty is the largest supplier of castor oil and oleochemical products to the Paint & Coatings Industry. We are committed to excellent service and quality.

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. The submission deadline for abstracts is March 30. 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 Sept. 20–21 on the campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) 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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K-FLEX® High-performance Low VOC Coalescents
Kalama® K-FLEX® offers the latest new technology in low VOC plasticizers and coalescents – delivering the performance you are looking for. Excellent MFFT suppression, gloss retention and improved scrub resistance over other coalescent options. Environmentally friendly, non-SVHC, FDA food-contact clearances, biodegradable, non-phthalate, REACH pre-registered. Contact us: 800.223.0035
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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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