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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


President Signs TPA Legislation

ACA supported passage of the legislation that would give the President “fast-track” authority to finalize modern trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
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House Passes TSCA Modernization Act of 2015

The TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 will bring the country’s primary chemicals management law up to date to ensure the safe use of chemicals, encourage the development of new products, and protect American jobs.
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Graffiti Resource Council Attends and Participates in Panel at the 83rd Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors

The conference, which was attended by 277 mayors and numerous city officials, members of the business community, and executive branch staff, gave the GRC a unique opportunity to meet with many mayors to discuss its programs.
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Greek Debt Crisis Highlights Sovereign Debt Issues

The Greek debt crisis has again drawn the world’s attention to sovereign debt issues. The Greek government, along with its creditors, is facing difficult choices in how to deal with the large debt load it faces, particularly when viewed in the context of the debt to GDP ratio which is the most common metric used in terms of how nations can handle debt. Interestingly, Greece does not have the highest debt to GDP burden, as shown by the most recent World Bank data. That honor goes to Japan, which faced at debt to GDP ratio of nearly $200$ in 2012, noticeably higher than the Greek ratio of nearly 164%. However, Japan continues to have considerably lower carrying costs than Greece despite this based on market perceptions of the respective risks of default, which have been exacerbated by recent political developments in Greece, including the recent failure to make a payment due the International Monetary Fund on July 2.



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New Architectural Coatings Product Category Rule (PCR) Now Available

The architectural coatings product category rule was established in accordance with international environmental management guidelines (ISO 14025: Environmental labels and declarations—Type III environmental declarations) through the NSF International National Center for Sustainability Standards.
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Registration Open for ACA Seminar Nov. 9-10: Managing Hazard Communication & Chemicals Regulation in the North American and European Marketplace

Registration is now open for ACA’s two-day seminar on Managing Hazard Communication and Chemicals Regulation in the North American and European Marketplace, to be held Nov. 9-10, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, La. The seminar is designed to help professionals in the paint and coatings industry succeed in addressing “product stewardship” requirements for product composition, hazard communication, packaging, and transport.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


2015 ACA Company Performance Survey Deadline Extended

This survey of coatings manufacturers was developed by ACA's Management Information Committee to provide ACA member participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors. The deadline for member submissions has been extended to July 31, 2015.
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Pre-order the ACA Industry Market Analysis, 9th Edition (2014-2019)

ACA’s indispensable guide to the coatings industry — the ACA Industry Market Analysis, 9th Edition (2014-2019) — is now available for pre-ordering. The incomparable market study, prepared by the ChemQuest Group, will be available in July and will include authoritative figures for value and volume of each coatings segment, and a project growth rates and forecasts for the industry through 2019. This value-added feature is intended to address the absence of the detailed industry figures previously provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Industrial Reports on the industry, which were discontinued after 2010.
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BUSINESS NEWS


BASF Sells Stake in SolVin to Solvay; Divests Textile Chemicals to Archroma

BASF has reached agreements with Solvay and Inovyn to continue to supply BASF’s site in Antwerp with basic chemicals.
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PPG Completes $5 Million Expansion of Facility in Wuppertal, Germany

New equipment is anticipated to support up to a 35 percent increase in annual production capacity of environmentally sustainable waterborne coatings for automotive and industrial applications.
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AkzoNobel Expands Performance Coatings Research Facility in Texas

The approximately €3 million expansion will support the company's protective coatings, marine coatings, and specialty coatings businesses.
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Sun Chemical to Expand Global Capacity for Metallic Effects

Global capacity for the production of Benda-Lutz® metallic effect pigments will increase by more than 40 percent.
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LANGGUTH Engineering Acquires Associated Packaging Equipment Corp.

LANGGUTH Engineering has acquired the supplier of globally branded labeling technology that includes PolyClad labelers.
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Troy Completes Acquisition of Industrial Biocides Business from Ashland

Troy Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of the industrial biocides business of Ashland Inc.
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Tremco Group Acquires Canadian Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturer

The business will operate as Chemtron International, Inc. and will work closely with the Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing Division.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Call for Papers: American Coatings Conference 2016

The American Coatings Association, in partnership with Vincentz Network (VN), is issuing a call for papers to be presented at the American Coatings Conference 2016. This major technology forum for the coatings industry will take place April 11-13, 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind., and is held in conjunction with the American Coatings Show. Innovative companies, as well as academic, governmental, and research institutes, are invited to submit abstracts detailing high-level technical contributions that highlight advancements important to coatings, as well as printing inks, adhesives, and sealants.
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EVENTS


Register Today for the 2015 Chemical Sector Security Summit July 21-23 in Alexandria, VA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council will hold the annual Chemical Sector Security Summit July 21-23 in Alexandria, Va. The summit provides a forum for key government and industry stakeholders with a shared mission and vision to enhance the nation’s chemical security.
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