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California's Department of Toxic Substances Control Releases Final Priority Product Work Plan

The work plan describes seven broad product categories and a list of potential chemicals or chemical classes for consideration under each broad product category.
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ACA Signs Letter to Members of Congress in Support of Investment Rules in Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

ACA urged members of Congress to support the inclusion of robust market access commitments and investment protections, which would be enforceable through investor-state dispute settlement, in ongoing U.S. trade negotiations.
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ACA Submits Statement on Corporate Tax Reform to U.S. Senate Finance Committee Working Group on Business Income Tax

ACA stressed that tax extender legislation passed at the end of the 113th Congress provided a short-term fix for a number of important provisions affecting manufacturers, but these extenders are not a solution going forward, since they expired at the end of 2014.
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IPPIC Supports UN Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint

The broad objective of the alliance is to promote a phase-out of the manufacture and sale of paints containing lead and to eventually eliminate the risks that such paints pose.
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Consumer Sentiment Continues to Show Strength

There are a number of measures of consumer sentiment that can provide insight into future economic expectations. The purchasing behavior of consumers is key to growth in the coatings industry, as coatings products’ sales are driven by purchases of consumer durables, such as automobiles, as well as construction and renovation, which are major drivers of sales of architectural coatings. The University of Michigan publishes a key index, The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (MCSI), which is a consumer confidence index published monthly by the University of Michigan. The Michigan figure shows that consumer confidence has risen steadily since the end of the recession, and, in particular, since the middle of 2011. According to the OECD, a Composite Indicator for Consumer Confidence Opinion Surveys shows the current level of consumer confidence exceeding what is considered a “normal” level. These trends suggest that the upcoming year will show industry growth, consistent with the latest ACA modeled coatings forecasts.



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  New! AC 2403 DTM Multiphase Emulsion

Alberdingk Boley is a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water base UV curable dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols as well as linseed oils. Our water-based emulsions and dispersions are designed for coatings over a variety of substrates – Wood, Concrete, Plastic, Metal, Textiles, Leather and Paper. Visit www.AlberdingkUSA.com for further information.
 


EVENTS


Register Now for ACA's Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference, Featuring Experts from EPA and SCAQMD

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 and presentation by U.S. EPA’s Kaye Whitfield. Register today!
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  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
 


ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Deadline Extended: ACA Members, Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award

Submissions for ACA's 2015 Safety Awards Program are now being accepted through May 30 via a 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 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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2015 ACA Company Performance Survey is Open

This survey of coatings manufacturers was developed by ACA's Management Information Committee to provide ACA member participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors. The deadline for member submissions is June 1, 2015.
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Pre-order the ACA Industry Market Analysis, 9th Edition (2014-2019)

ACA’s indispensable guide to the coatings industry — the ACA Industry Market Analysis, 9th Edition (2014-2019) — is now available for pre-ordering. The incomparable market study, prepared by the ChemQuest Group, will be available in July and will include authoritative figures for value and volume of each coatings segment, and a project growth rates and forecasts for the industry through 2019. This value-added feature is intended to address the absence of the detailed industry figures previously provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Industrial Reports on the industry, which were discontinued after 2010.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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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.
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.


BUSINESS NEWS


Lubrizol Expands Hyperdispersant Capacity in United Kingdom

The new capacity will be used for the manufacture of Solsperse® hyperdispersants.
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Arkema Expands Acrylic Resin Capacity in Brazil

Arkema’s coatings resins business has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60 percent.
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Oxea Extends Distribution Partnership with IMCD

IMCD will continue to act as distributor in Europe for Oxea’s TCD Diamine, an epoxy resin hardener.
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BASF and Guangdong Yinfan Chemistry Co. Sign Manufacturing Agreement

Yinfan will use BASF formulas and technologies for the production of automotive refinish coatings.
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SiVance Opens R&D Laboratory in Florida

The new facility is part of a planned series of investments to address customer needs in target markets such as electronic semiconductors, contact lenses, coatings, and LEDs.
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