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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


ACA Signs On to Joint Association Letter Opposing EPA NAAQS Proposal

On July 29, ACA sent a joint association letter to President Obama and Congressional members in support of maintaining the existing ground-level ozone standard.
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DHS Urges Facilities to Review CFATS Site Security Plans as Inspections Will Ramp Up Soon

DHS has, to date, approved site-security plans for nearly 2,000 facilities and is forging ahead on the remaining plans.
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OSHA Releases Proposed Rule to "Clarify" Citation Period for Violations of Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

OSHA is attempting to clarify its longstanding position that it is an employer’s duty to record an injury or illness for the full duration of the record-retention-and-access period — for five years after the end of the calendar year in which the injury or illness became recordable.
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Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Advances PaintCare® Bill

The legislation which, if enacted, would bring the PaintCare® program to Massachusetts. The bill will likely go to Senate Ways and Means next.
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Senate Committee Approves Two-Year Tax Extenders Bill

ACA believes that all of the legislative package’s provisions are important to helping manufacturers invest, grow, create jobs, and compete in the global marketplace.
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EVENTS


EPA's Jim Jones to Keynote ACA's Seminar on Managing Hazard Communication & Chemicals Regulation

Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) will deliver the keynote address at a seminar on Managing Hazard Communication and Chemicals Regulation in the North American and European Marketplace. The seminar, which will be held Nov. 9-10, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, La., is designed to help professionals in the paint and coatings industry succeed in addressing product compliance in North America and the European Union.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Call for Papers: ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference

ACA is seeking submission of abstracts for its Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held Feb. 1, 2016 at Bally's Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev., conducted concurrently with the World of Concrete. Abstracts should provide the latest information on practical solutions for concrete coatings use, development, and formulation, and must be submitted by Sept. 8, 2015.
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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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BUSINESS NEWS


Lubrizol Expands Hyperdispersant Capacity in Ohio

The new hyperdispersant reactor in Avon Lake will manufacture the company’s Solsperse line.
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BASF to Combine Pigments Activities; Invests in New Texas Plant with Yara International

BASF will form a global business unit combining all of its pigments activities, effective January 2016.
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AkzoNobel to Join with Siemens in Supplying German Power Plant

AkzoNobel's performance coatings business is working with Siemens to provide coatings and corrosion protection for a power plant in Düsseldorf.
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DSM and CVC Finalize Partnership for Polymer Intermediates and Composite Resins

All of the approximately 1,900 employees have transferred to the new company, ChemicaInvest.
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Benjamin Moore Opens New Distribution Center in Maryland

Part of the recently constructed Landover Logistics Center, the new 90,000-square-foot industrial space is also Silver LEED Certified.
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Micro Powders Expands Tarrytown Laboratory

The expansion of the company's product development laboratory triples the size of the previous space.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


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 later this month 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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