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ACA PaintCare® Program Plan Receives Official Sign-Off from DEEP, Connecticut Program to Begin July 1
The Connecticut PaintCare® program will significantly increase post-consumer architectural paint collection sites and recycling opportunities for residents, businesses and other generators of post-consumer architectural paint, while providing cost savings to municipal household hazardous waste (HHW) collection programs.
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Oral Arguments in Conflict Minerals Suit Cancelled as Case Moves to Federal District Court
ACA, along with six other trade associations, on Jan. 23 filed an amicus brief in support of an October 2012 lawsuit filed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Roundtable (BRT) against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). That suit asks that the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule be set aside.
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ACA Files Amicus Brief to Protect Manufacturers in CPSC Database
The case arises from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's attempt to publish on its database a report that a company claimed was materially inaccurate. ACA's amicus argued that without effective safeguards over the accuracy of information appearing on saferproducts.gov, the database would lose its value.
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NIOSH Seeks to Limit Worker Exposures to Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanofibers
The promising field of nanotechnology has created substantive advances within the paint and coatings industry. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is the leading federal agency conducting research and providing guidance on the occupational safety and health implications and applications of nanotechnology.
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Utah to Propose Revised AIM Rule
The draft rule is based on the Ozone Transport Commission Phase II model rule.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Announcing 'ACA Mobile Tools' App
We are excited to introduce the 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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The American Coatings Show and Conference Named One of the Top 250 Trade Shows of 2012 by Trade Show News Network
ACA's 2012 American Coatings Show and Conference made its debut appearance on the annually published list, ranking #202 of 250. Separately, the 2012 event was also recognized as one of the "50 Fastest Growing Trade Shows in the U.S.," by Trade Show Executive magazine in two of the possible categories: Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space and Number of Exhibitors.
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ACA Announces Availability of New, Updated Figures for its U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2010-2015
Replete with newly updated figures for both 2011 and 2012, the updated U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2010-2015 depicts the size of key market segments in both volume and gallons; provides estimates for 2013; and extends the five-year forecast for the industry to 2017. This leading market study profiles performance of the coatings industry's 21 market sectors, offering insightful analysis, and provides projections for sector performance for the five-year period.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Solvay Planning New Facilities in Singapore and Germany
Solvay currently has 11 production sites and two research and development centers in Singapore and Shanghai.
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PPG Opens Automotive Coatings Development and Application Center in China
The passage in 2012 of regulations requiring that all automotive basecoats and topcoats have waterborne formulas has made waterborne coatings technologies with low VOC emissions and high cost-efficiency increasingly popular with automakers in China.
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Update on Divestment of Clariant and SK Capital
After the transaction between Clariant and SK Capital closes, the textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses will be grouped together under the new company name Archroma.
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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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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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Bayer MaterialScience to Sell Polyester Resins Businesses to Stepan Company
The sale is scheduled to be completed by June 1.

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Arkema Partners with Jayant Agro in India
Arkema will acquire a stake of approximately 25 percent in Ihsedu Agrochem, a subsidiary of Jayant Agro, specializing in the production of castor oil.
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Malvern Instruments and NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing to Cooperate
Under the terms of the agreement, NETZSCH will standardize Malvern's particle sizing and characterization equipment, primarily the Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyzer.
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EVENTS


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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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


New ASTM International Standard on Evaluation of Weathering Performance Characteristics Proposed
The proposed standard is intended to help developers of coatings formulate products for use on new substrates.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Bayer MaterialScience to Sell Polyester Resins Businesses to Stepan Company
ACA and CPC Support California AB 425, Antifouling Paint Registration and Mitigation
ACA to Submit Comments to California Antelope Valley AQMD on Proposed AIM Rule Changes
ACA Amicus Position Validated in Utah Appellate Court Decision
PPG Industries Wins an Automotive News PACE Award for Andaro Tint Dispersions

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