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BPA Removed from Prop 65 List by Judicial Injunction
The delisting action follows just over a week after the agency listed BPA as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
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ACA and CPC Support California AB 425, Antifouling Paint Registration and Mitigation
The bill's sponsor, California Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-78, and her staff, have addressed ACA concerns in the latest proposal by keeping the text of the proposed legislation concise and allowing the California Department of Pesticide Regulation the flexibility to make recommendations for other mitigation measures.
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ACA Amicus Position Validated in Utah Appellate Court Decision
The Utah Court of Appeals last month decided the Riggs v. Georgia Pacific, Hamilton Materials, and Union Carbide case in favor of the defendants. ACA had filed an amicus brief in support of the defendants in the case of an asbestos mesothelioma claim based on the application of joint and several liability.
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ACA to Submit Comments to California Antelope Valley AQMD on Proposed AIM Rule Changes
Antelope Valley's Air Quality Management District's proposed rule currently does not have an effective date for the revised limits. ACA will recommend in its comments an effective date of Jan. 1, 2015, to give the district ample time to complete the amendments and adoption process.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Sen. Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Bill
California Lists BPA Under Prop 65
Former Cytec Coating Resins Business Becomes Independent Company
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PPG to Acquire Aerospace Coatings Producer Deft

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Reminder: SCAQMD 2013 Rule 1113 Compliance Dates
Please note that the official deadline to submit an Annual Quantity and Emission Report under California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 314 — Fees for Architectural Coatings, was April 1; there is a grace period until May 30 before penalties apply.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Bayer MaterialScience to Sell Polyester Resins Businesses to Stepan Company
The sale is scheduled to be completed by June 1.
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Emerald Performance Materials Appoints Dar-Tech as Distributor for Specialty Nitrile Emulsions
Dar-Tech Inc. has been appointed distributor for the Midwest and Ohio Valley for Emerald's Nychem™ specialty nitrile and butadiene emulsion product lines.
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Wacker Expands Production in China and Brazil
Wacker has doubled its capacity for production of vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer at its new plant in Nanjing, China, as well as building another plant to produce polyvinyl acetate solid resins.
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Clariant to Build New Pigments Plant in Indonesia
Clariant is investing approximately CHF 8 million to enhance its capabilities in China, India and Indonesia.
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DSM Opens New Plant in the Netherlands
Royal DSM's new site in Geleen will manufacture Khepri-Coat antireflective coating for solar applications.
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PPG Industries Wins an Automotive News PACE Award for Andaro Tint Dispersions
The award recognizes innovations that have significant market impact and create changes in the automotive industry.
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Register Today for the Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference, May 14-15
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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California Lists BPA Under Prop 65
Proposition 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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Sen. Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Bill
ACA has numerous concerns about the current version of the legislation.

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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


ACA Launches CoatingsTech Mobile App
Readers will be able to view CoatingsTech issues on an iPad or other mobile device and experience the same kind of interactivity offered with the CoatingsTech digital edition. A range of user-friendly features will help them find articles, share content, and connect with peers. For a limited time, free access is available to anyone who downloads the application.
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2013 ACA Company Performance Survey is Open
This survey of coatings manufacturers was developed by ACA's Management Information Committee to provide participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors.
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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 (IPPIC), 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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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, 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


ACA Call for Papers: ACSeries International Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its fall Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries) International Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference, to be held Sept. 24-25, at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. Abstract submissions are due June 1.
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ACA Call for Papers: ACSeries Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its fall Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries) Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference, to be held Oct. 29-30 at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Abstract submissions are due June 14.
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