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PaintCare® Program Launched in Vermont
May 1, 2014 marked the first day of PaintCare® program operations in Vermont. The new PaintCare program is the fourth of its kind in the United States; PaintCare has successful programs in Oregon, California, and Connecticut; and operations are also being planned for Rhode Island, Minnesota, and Maine, where legislation to bring the landmark paint stewardship program to those states is on the books.
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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Revised Discussion Draft of Chemicals in Commerce Act
The revised discussion draft contains several significant changes from the earlier version, including in the areas of preemption, Confidential Business Information, and prioritization.
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ACA Urges Specific Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security in Letter to President Obama and Administration
The letter comes in response to a series of "listening sessions" held by the President's Inter-agency Working Group (IWG) to implement Executive Order (EO) 13650, "Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security."
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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.

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ACA Members, Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award
Submissions for ACA's 2014 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through May 16 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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ACA Provides Testimony as the International Green Construction Code is Updated
The International Green Construction Code includes code requirements intended to increase energy efficiency, reduce environmental impacts, preserve natural resources, conserve water, and improve indoor air quality.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


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. The seminars will be held May 19-20 in Baltimore, Md., and June 23-24 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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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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EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Propose New 'Waters of the United States' Rule
The proposed "Definition of Waters of the United States Under the Clean Water Act" rule is designed to clarify which waterways are subject to the Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permitting requirements.

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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. The seminars will be held May 19-20 in Baltimore, Md., and June 23-24 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Court of Appeals Rules SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Violates First Amendment
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) argument that the SEC rule was arbitrary and capricious in failing to properly weigh the costs and benefits, but concluded that the rule violated the First Amendment in requiring companies to report to the SEC and disclose on their websites if any of their products have "not been found to be 'DRC conflict free.'"

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EVENTS


Don't Miss ACA's Upcoming VLCs: May 15 and June 5
ACA is proud to present two new Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC) this spring. "Architectural Powder Coatings," jointly sponsored with the Powder Coatings Institute, will be held May 15 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET and feature The Sherwin-Williams Company's Bob Cregg. "The LEED Rating System and Green Building Update" VLC will take place on June 5 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET, led by ACA's Tim Serie.
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Save the Date: 2014 Chemical Sector Security Summit July 22-24 in Baltimore, MD
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council will hold the annual Chemical Sector Security Summit July 22-24 in Baltimore, Md. The summit provides a forum for representatives from the chemical community to exchange information and network with other security professionals, share best practices, learn about chemical security regulations, and gain insight into the roles of state, local, and federal agencies and departments involved in chemical security.
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EPCEd to Host Workshop on Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latices and Associated Coating Formulations
Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education, LLC will host a workshop on rheology fundamentals Oct. 27-29, 2014 in San Diego, Calif.
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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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PCCR USA Expands Manufacturing Facility in Illinois
The Carpentersville expansion includes both upgrades and new installations, such as additional capacity for manufacturing solution acrylic resins.
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ALTANA Expands Presence in China
ALTANA has invested over €30 million in expansions to its presence in China for its ACTEGA division, ELANTAS, and BYK in three different areas.
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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 www.eckart.net
Prospector - The Next Generation of Search

At UL, we believe that fast access to technical information on raw materials speeds innovation and improves the quality and safety of products for consumers. So we’ve joined forces with Innovadex to create the next generation of search, Prospector. Find raw materials faster at ULProspector.com.
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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Bioformix Rebrands as Sirrus
The change in name, brandmark, and website reflects the company's mission to improve manufacturing through innovation in chemistry and to enhance process speeds and product performance.
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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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AkzoNobel Expands Membrane Electrolysis Plant in Germany
The chlorine membrane electrolysis plant had capacity increased by 50 percent while also reducing its environmental footprint by approximately 20 percent.
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Clariant Sells Leather Services Business
Clariant has closed of the sale of its leather services business to Stahl Holdings B.V., keeping a 23 percent stake in Stahl.
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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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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


ACA Seeks Papers for its ACSeries Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries): Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, to be held Sept. 17-18, 2014 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. This conference will provide a platform to discuss innovative technologies and best management practices for the regulation of protective offshore and marine coatings.
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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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Resin & Polymer Solutions

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ACA Seeks Papers for its ACSeries Metal Protection through Coatings Technology Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries): Metal Protection through Coatings Technology Conference, to be held Sept. 16-17, 2014 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. This conference will feature innovative research on corrosion and metal protection, and draw professionals who develop, specify, or use coatings.
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  Experience the R.E. Carroll Inc. Difference

Quality Raw Materials and Process Oils, Competitive Prices , and Multiple Warehouse Locations throughout the United States for over 85 years. Experience the R.E. Carroll Inc. difference today! MORE
 


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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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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 lonza.com/densilzod and learn more about how our new Densil® ZOD™ Antimicrobial can become a part of your solution.
 
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