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TSCA Action Alert for ACA Members
Through ACA's CoatingsConnect website, members are able to submit electronic letters to U.S. senators in support of the Chemical Safety Act of 2013. In order to pass and implement the legislation, ACA needs support and engagement from all its members.
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U.S. Green Building Council Formally Adopts LEED v4
Eighty-six percent of the U.S. Green Building Council's voting membership voted to approve the fourth version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, or LEED v4.
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Update: BPA Labeling Requirements and Proposition 65 Reforms
Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) recently introduced the BPA in Food Packaging Right to Know Act of 2013 (S. 1124), which would require a warning label on all consumer food packaging that contains Bisphenol-A (BPA) and direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to issue an updated safety assessment for food containers with BPA.
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ACA Members, Register Today for the Last Two Complimentary Webinars to Train Employees on Revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
ACA is offering two more complimentary webinars for all ACA members, entitled "Train the Trainer," intended to aid safety managers in complying with OSHA's Dec. 1, 2013, HCS training requirement deadline. The webinars will be offered Aug. 15, 2013 and Sept. 10, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. (ET).
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IPPIC Participates in Meeting of UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Offers Four Papers
The International Paint and Printing Inks Council (IPPIC) participated in the June meeting of the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, and submitted four informational papers to streamline the UN Model Regulations, which govern the shipment of products across country borders.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


There's Still Time to Submit Your Info for ACA's 2013 Company Performance Survey
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 Aug. 8, 2013.
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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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BUSINESS NEWS


Ashland Signs Composite Distribution Agreements in Europe
Cathay Composites will distribute Ashland's full line of polyester and vinyl ester resins, premium gel coats, and low-profile additives to markets in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Estonia, and Finland.
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Huntsman Corporation to Acquire Oxid L.P.
Oxid produces polyols used for energy-saving polyurethane insulation products in residential and commercial construction.
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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.

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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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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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Clariant Oil Services Plans Center of Excellence Lab in Malaysia
The new laboratory will house formula simulation and performance testing in emulsion, flow assurance, corrosion, and scale control technologies.
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Michelman Acquires Ecronova Polymer GmbH
The acquisition gives Michelman a physical presence in Germany and increases its European footprint.
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BYK Wins Platinum Status from the U.S. Green Building Council
A laboratory wing of BYK Additives & Instruments has become the first lab building in Germany to receive Platinum status from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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EVENTS


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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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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Southwest Research Institute Awarded $1.5 Million for Thin Film Project
The project investigates non-thermal approaches to depositing thin-film coatings onto the surfaces of a variety of materials.
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