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Vermont Legislature Passes Bill to Regulate Chemicals in Children's Products
After a heated battle in the Statehouse, on May 9, the Vermont State Legislature narrowly passed S. 239, a bill to regulate chemicals found in children's consumer products. The bill was passed with a vote by the Senate of 26–3 and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin.
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ACA Urges Senate to Pass EXPIRE Act
The EXPIRE Act will extend the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013 — provisions that benefit a wide range of taxpayers, including associations, businesses, individuals, community development organizations, and non-profit organizations and that are important to U.S. jobs and the broader economy.
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Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders
Durable goods manufacturing is the key driver for OEM coatings demand and is a closely watched figure. The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that in April, new orders for manufactured durable goods increased $1.9 billion or 0.8 percent to $239.9 billion. This was the third consecutive month of increase, following a 3.6 percent March increase. Transportation equipment, also up three consecutive months, led the increase, $1.7 billion or 2.3 percent to $76.9 billion. On the other hand, shipments of manufactured durable goods were down $0.6 billion or 0.2 percent to $237.2 billion in April, following two consecutive monthly increases. Transportation equipment, which was down $0.7 billion or 1.0 percent to $69.5 billion following three consecutive monthly increases, drove virtually all of the decrease.


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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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China Developing Varied VOC Regulations
The central government and many local governments in the People's Republic of China are initiating various plans and regulations to control volatile organic compounds (VOC) in China. Regulations have been developing rapidly over the last two to three years due to public pressure against the rapidly deteriorating air quality.
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ACA Members, Register Today for Labeling Guide Supplement Seminar: June 23-24
ACA will host a one-and-a-half day seminar 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 seminar will be held June 23-24 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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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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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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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


2014 ACA Company Performance Survey is Open
Open only to ACA members, the Company Performance Survey will provide participants not only with a completely confidential individual company performance report of your own firm's results, but also an overall industry-wide performance report. Submissions will be accepted through June 30.
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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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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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Chemistry for sustainable performance
Whatever your goal - low or zero-VOC products, APEO-free or formaldehyde-free materials, low energy curing, replacement of heavy metal pigments, latex with minimal environmental impact - BASF wants to put you in the driver's seat. MORE


EVENTS


Don't Miss ACA's Upcoming VLC on June 19
ACA is proud to present its Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC): "The LEED Rating System and Green Building Update." The VLC will take place on June 19 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET, led by ACA's Tim Serie.
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Don't Miss Out: Become an Event Sponsor Today!
Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's ACSeries Metal Protection & Marine & Offshore Coatings Conferences Sept. 16 – 18, 2014 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. Sponsorships range from $500 to $3,000. Sponsor a continental breakfast, networking luncheon with tabletops or reception, Proceedings CD, Abstract Book, or choose from other sponsorship opportunities by contacting Dorothy Brawner at dbrawner@paint.org or 202-462-6272 ext. 267.
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Register Today for the 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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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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BUSINESS NEWS


Sherwin-Williams Recognized by Ohio EPA for Environmental Excellence
Sherwin-Williams received one of Ohio EPA's 2014 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards.
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Celanese to Build VAE Emulsions Unit in Southeast Asia
The VAE emulsions production unit is expected to begin production by mid-2016.
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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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Permit Issued for Bayer Expansion of Facility in Dormagen, Germany
Now that it has received the permit, Bayer will launch the European-wide marketing of hydrochloric acid.
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Emerald Specialties Expands Pilot Capabilities in Cincinnati
The R&D/pilot plant capabilities expansion will produce an increased range of products, focused at first on the recently developed LUCIDA COLORS® line.
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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. Abstract Submissions are due June 6, 2014.
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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. Abstract Submissions are due June 6, 2014.
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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

We offer a full line of coating resins for solvent/waterborne systems, UV curable & powder coating systems. Do we serve your market? Click Here!


Dow Coating Materials Assists with Restoration of Rothko Painting
Dow Coating Materials has participated in the restoration of a vandalized Mark Rothko painting, "Black on Maroon" (1958), which recently went back on display at the Tate Modern after being damaged by graffiti in 2012.
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Coatex Receives Ringier Technology Innovation Award
The award, in the additives category, recognizes the company's Bumper Technology™ and the dispersant Coadis™ BR 85.
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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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