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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


Maine Embraces PaintCare®, Connecticut Program Kicks Off, Oregon Program to Become Permanent
PaintCare®, the ACA- and industry-conceived program, for the proper and effective management of postconsumer paint, is expanding and being implemented at record pace.
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Increased (AIM) VOC Regulation Activities Around the States and in California Air Districts
Several states and local California Air Districts have recently proposed amendments to their regulations governing volatile organic compound (VOC) limits in architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings.
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OSHA Announces New National Emphasis Program for Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates
OSHA is seeking to identify, reduce, or eliminate the incidence of adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to isocyanates.
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Aerospace Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Residual Risk/Technology Review
As part of its review, EPA visited 10 facilities and required the aerospace industry to submit detailed information on the coatings used at aerospace manufacturing operations. It appears that the agency is seeking to change the measurement of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) limits from the current lbs./gal., to volume coating solids.
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EPA Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rulemaking: Interpretation for Powder Coating Manufacturing Operations
EPA's Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rulemaking requires add-on pollution controls and work-practice standards to reduce hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Papers Sought for the 2014 American Coatings Conference
The American Coatings Association, in partnership with Vincentz Network (VN), is issuing a call for papers to be presented at the American Coatings Conference 2014. This major technology forum for the coatings industry will take place April 7-9, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga., 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 present advancements important to coatings, as well as printing inks, adhesives, and sealants.
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Obituary: Sandra R. McKissick, Dedicated ACA Employee for Over 43 Years
Sandra R. McKissick, longtime employee of the American Coatings Association (ACA), passed away peacefully on June 30, 2013 at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Va.
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ANAFAPYT Latin American Coatings Show Attracts 4,000 Visitors
The 2013 ANAFAPYT Latin American Coating Show was held from June 10-13 at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City, Mexico. The show drew nearly 4,000 visitors. The value of this sector is estimated to be $28,500 million pesos, placing Mexico as the second largest coatings consumer in Latin America, only led by Brazil. The paint and ink industry contributes about 2 percent of the Mexican GDP.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Clariant and Wilmar Merger Clearance Granted
The two companies are forming a 50-50 joint venture headquartered in Singapore, "the Global Amines Company," to produce and sell fatty amines and selected amines derivatives.
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Steve Markevich Joins Axalta as Senior VP
Axalta Coating Systems has brought Steve Markevich on board as senior vice president of the company and president of its OEM Coatings segment.
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Register Today for the China Coatings Show
Organized by the China National Coatings Industry Association and Beijing TUBO International Exhibition Co., LTD, the China Coatings Show will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China.

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ACA to Host Complimentary Webinars for Members
ACA is offering three complimentary webinars for all ACA members, entitled "Train the Trainer," which are intended to aid safety managers in complying with OSHA's Dec. 1, 2013, HCS training requirement deadline, and will be offered on July 18, 2013, Aug.15, 2013, and Sept.10, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. (ET).

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Quest Acquires U.S. Chemical & Plastics
Quest Specialty Chemicals will take over U.S. Chemical & Plastics's full line of paints and coatings, as well as accessories used in the collision repair industry.

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AkzoNobel Divesting German Paint Stores
The company intends to strengthen the performance of its German Decorative Paints business by focusing on the distribution and marketing of paint rather than operating its own stores in the region.
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Clariant Registers 255 Chemicals for REACH Phase 2
Clariant produced and imported 66 percent more chemicals in the EU in Phase 2 than in Phase 1 and has been designated one of the "lead registrants" by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
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BASF Subsidiary Acquires Deustche Nanoschicht
The acquired technology company has developed a new process for producing thin films by means of chemical solution deposition.
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EVENTS


ACA to Host Complimentary Webinars for Members to Train Employees on Revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, Developing Additional Compliance Resources
ACA is offering three complimentary webinars for all ACA members, entitled "Train the Trainer," which are intended to aid safety managers in complying with OSHA's Dec. 1, 2013, HCS training requirement deadline, and will be offered on July 18, 2013, Aug.15, 2013, and Sept.10, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. (ET).
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Register Today for the China Coatings Show
Organized by the China National Coatings Industry Association and Beijing TUBO International Exhibition Co., LTD, the China Coatings Show will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China. The show will focus on all things coatings: science and technology innovation, brand recreation, waterborne and high-solid, value-added, and optimized coating solutions. The event will feature forums, technical training courses, and opportunities for exhibitors.
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2013 Chemical Sector Security Summit Registration Now Open
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Protection & Programs Directorate's Office of Infrastructure Protection (NPPD/IP) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council are co-sponsoring the 2013 Chemical Sector Security Summit in Baltimore, Md., on July 10–11. The seventh annual summit will provide a forum for representatives from the chemical community to exchange information and network with other security professionals, share best practices, learn more about chemical security regulations, and gain insight into the roles of federal, state and local agencies and departments involved in chemical security.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


ACA Call for Papers: Coatings for Concrete Conference
ACA is seeking submissions for its ACSeries Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held Jan. 20 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference will be held congruently with The World of Concrete Show. This one-day conference will serve as a forum for professionals who specify and use coatings on concrete and coatings manufacturers and raw materials suppliers.
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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, 2013.
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    Quest Acquires U.S. Chemical & Plastics
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Croda Acquires Specialty Products from Arizona Chemical
U.S. Department of Transportation and Transportation Research Board Initiate New Study Evaluating Risks of Small Quantities of Class 3 and Class 9 Materials; ACA To Serve on Panel

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