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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


ACA Testifies at OEHHA Public Hearing on Proposed Prop 65 Regulations

Prop 65 prohibits a person in the course of doing business from knowingly or intentionally exposing any individual to a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving “clear and reasonable” warning to the individual.
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  Paint Green

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ACA Members: Free Webinar April 15 on OSHA HCS 2012 Compliance

On April 15, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT, ACA will host a free, two-hour webinar for its members on the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012), which implements the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in the United States.
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ACA Files Amicus Brief in EPA Regulatory Overreach in Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Through its Amicus and Legal Tracking System program, ACA chooses select prominent cases each year in which it files an amicus, or "friend of the court," brief as a show of support for issues that can adversely impact the industry.
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DC PaintCare® Law Enacted

The District of Columbia is the ninth jurisdiction to adopt the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint. Currently, PaintCare® operates paint stewardship programs in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Programs are slated to begin in Colorado and Maine later in 2015.
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EPA to Release Proposed Rule for Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

In a prepublication notice dated March 20, EPA states that the proposed rule would require any company that has manufactured or processed a nanomaterial in the past three years, from final rule publication in the Federal Register, to report to EPA.
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House Judiciary Committee Passes ACA-Supported RAPID Act

ACA believes the legislation would provide a streamlined process for developers to obtain environmental permits and approvals for their projects in a timely and efficient manner, allowing jobs to be created and the economy to grow.
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Housing Construction Flattens, But Builder Sentiment Still Positive

Single-family starts in February — the most recent month reported — were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, which is 14.9 percent below the revised January figure of 697,000.


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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


ACA Members, Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award

Submissions for ACA's 2015 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through April 30 via its Web-based electronic entry form. The awards will be presented for safety performance on a plant's eligibility. Note: This program is for ACA members only. To access the Safety Awards program information and forms, please use your username and password.
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The American Coatings Show Named a Fastest 50 Show by Trade Show Executive

For the second time, the American Coatings Show (ACS) has a coveted spot on the list of the most dynamic and fastest-growing trade shows in North America, selected as one of the Fastest 50 Class of 2014 by Trade Show Executive.
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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.
 


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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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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  FEATURED COMPANIES
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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EVENTS


Register Today for ACA's 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, and feature a keynote address by SCAQMD’s Heather Farr. Register today!
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BUSINESS NEWS


Evonik to Acquire Monarch Catalyst of India

The agreement, which is expected to close in the first half of 2015, would give the company 100 percent of the Monarch Catalyst’s shares.
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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.


Eastman to Launch New APO Products from Enhanced Texas Facility

The several new APO product grades to be launched are made possible by upgrades at the company’s Longview, Texas site.
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PPG Completes $40 Million Expansion at Brazil Facility

The 65,000-square-foot plant in São Paulo will produce resin for the company’s electrocoat products.
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AkzoNobel to Invest €20 Million in Organic Peroxide Production

The company’s investment in its organic peroxide production facilities will take place in Mons, Belgium, and Houston (Pasadena), Texas.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES
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


BASF and Heidelberg University Extend Joint Catalysis Research Partnership

The research project, nicknamed "CaRLa" for "Catalysis Research Laboratory," has been ongoing at the Heidelberg location since 2006, and has now been extended to 2017.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


32nd Western Coatings Symposium Issues Call for Papers and Academic Posters

The Western Coatings Symposium (WCS) is seeking technical presentations and academic posters to be considered for its 32nd annual symposium. Sponsored by the Arizona, Golden Gate, Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles Societies for Coatings Technology, the WCS will be held Oct. 25-28, 2015, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Submissions must be received no later than April 6, 2015.
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