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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


Minnesota Governor Signs PaintCare® Bill
Minnesota is now the fifth state after Oregon, California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to embrace the PaintCare® program — the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of postconsumer paint.
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ACA Supports Senators Lautenberg and Vitter's Bipartisan Effort to Modernize TSCA
The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 is the first bipartisan legislative effort since Sen. Lautenberg first introduced comprehensive TSCA-reform legislation in 2005. The bill has been co-sponsored by more than a dozen Democrats and Republicans.
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South Korea Enacts REACH
South Korea's K-REACH, modeled after the European Union's system "REACH," or the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals, establishes the annual registration start date as Jan. 1, 2015.
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ACA Seeks Leave to File Amicus Brief in Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Glaxosmithkline, LLC
ACA and Partnership for America are seeking consent to file the joint amicus opposing the plaintiff's (Commonwealth of Kentucky) motion to remand the case back to the Franklin Circuit Court.
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ACA Hosts First Meeting of its Sustainability Workgroup
ACA has incorporated the philosophy of sustainability into many of its existing programs and activities, including the highly successful PaintCare® program, its Green Building Workgroup, and the paint and coatings industry's sustainability message. ACA formed the Sustainability Workgroup to address these issues under a single umbrella and to coordinate activities with other ACA committees and workgroups.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


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. Submissions will be accepted through June 28.
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Get 'ACA Mobile Tools' App for iOS Free
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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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


Croda to Install Solar Energy System at Atlas Point Site
The $2.3 million solar energy project will generate approximately 5 percent of the site's electricity.
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PPG Completes Acquisition of Deft and Expands Aerospace Business
The acquisition is expected to enhance the coatings capabilities of PPG's aerospace business.
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Oxea Completes New Carboxylic Acids Production Plant in Germany
Oxea's fifth production plant for carboxylic acids is expected to increase the company's global carboxylic acids production capacity by 40 percent.
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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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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 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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KODA Distribution Group Acquires EW Kaufmann
The transaction closed on May 16 for KODA's acquisition of the company, headquartered in Bristol, Penn.
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Miller Paint to Distribute Complete Line of Rudd Wood Coatings
With 50 locations in Washington and Oregon, the company will represent the complete line of Rudd Wood coatings and will provide customer support.
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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


ACA Seeks Nominations for its 2014 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award
ACA is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its American Coatings Conference, April 7-9, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31.
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Troy Wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award
The award honors companies that have introduced a new product, technology, or process that advances the coatings industry in China.
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