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ACA Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Petition for Cert in CTS Corporation v. Peter Waldburger, et al.
ACA's brief supports U.S. Supreme Court petitioner CTS Corporation, in a case arguing that the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals erroneously interpreted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as "Superfund") Section 309 to eviscerate federal preemption language and the effect of state statutes of repose for products' manufacturers.
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SCAQMD to Begin Major Amendment to Coatings VOC Rules
California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is authorized to regulate air pollution from stationary sources in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes all of Orange County; and the non-desert regions of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County.
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ACA Members, Register Today for a Labeling Guide Supplement Seminar: May 19-20 and June 23-24
ACA will host two one-and-a-half day seminars for its members to guide them through the association's recently released Advance Supplement to the 6th Edition of the Labeling Guide and help them revise their labels.
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ECHA Publishes Chemicals under Hazard Evaluation through 2016
Fifty-three of the listed chemicals are newly added to the list, while 67 chemicals were previously published on the European Chemical Agency's (ECHA) REACH Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) in 2013.
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TSC Publishes Final Paint Sustainability Guidelines for Retailers
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) published its final Category Sustainability Profile and Key Performance Indicators for Paint on March 20.
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ACS App Provides Easy Access to Information
Download the free American Coatings Show app for iPhone and iPad to access details about the show and conference. Utilize this tool for easy navigation of the show floor, as well as information about show exhibitors and products. You can also plan your schedule for attending conference sessions.
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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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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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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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Follow Us on Twitter During the American Coatings Show
Use #ac_show for updates on all show and conference activities during the American Coatings Show and Conference, April 7-10, 2014.
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Don't Miss Final VLC on Life Cycle Assessment, April 24
Following the success of its first two Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) on Life Cycle Assessment, ACA will be offering another VLC, "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


PPG to Invest $27 Million in San Juan Del Rio Facility
Four new buildings will add 100,000 square feet of production and lab space to the current complex.
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Bayer Breaks Ground for New HDI Plant in Shanghai
Bayer's second Shanghai HDI plant will have an annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons.
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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.

For more detailed information visit us at ACS on our booth 1007
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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Oxea Starts Work on 2-EH and Propanol Units in Texas
The units, both scheduled to come on stream in late 2016, are intended to help Oxea better serve its customers in North and Latin America.
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Dow Corning Relocates Middle East Office to Dubai
The move to the UAE reflects the company's commitment to bringing its silicone technologies to companies across the Middle East.
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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
Lowest Total Cost of Ownership (LTCO)

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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Clariant Joins Together for Sustainability Initiative
Clariant is the eighth company to join the initiative since its founding in 2011.
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Dow-Mitsui Chlor-Alkali Facility Begins Production
Dow's share of the chlorine produced at the Texas facility will serve the growing feedstock needs of its businesses.
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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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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


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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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
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Registration Now Open for 2014 Powder Coating Show
Hosted by The Powder Coating Institute, the 2014 Powder Coating Show will be held at the Lucas Oil Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Sept. 16-18, 2014. The Powder Coating Show is a leading resource for technical and applied technology forums as well as new product innovations and developments and draws leading professionals from the powder coating industry.
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California DTSC Releases Initial Proposed 'Priority Products' under the Safer Consumer Products Regulation
Nexeo Solutions to Purchase Archway Sales, Inc.
ACA Submits Comments on OSHA's Proposed Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

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Specialty Chemicals and Coatings

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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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