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U.S. District Court Sides with SEC in Conflict Mineral Case, Appeal Expected
On July 23, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected all of the plaintiffs' objections to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals rule in National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC, and granted summary judgment to the SEC.
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ACA Urges Congress to Enact Meaningful Immigration, Tort Reform
ACA urged Congressional leaders to act swiftly to enact immigration legislation that would bring meaningful reforms to critical components of the U.S. system. Separately, ACA signed onto a letter to Congressional representatives supporting H.R. 2655, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013.
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President Signs Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
The Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security directs federal agencies to improve operational coordination with state and local partners; enhance federal agency coordination and information sharing; modernize policies, regulations and standards; and work with stakeholders to identify "best practices."
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ACA Submits Comments on Utah's Proposed AIM Rule
In June, Utah proposed adopting the Northeast Ozone Transport Commission's (OTC) so-called "Phase II" model rule.
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ACA Asks Congress to Pass the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act
H.R. 2542, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013 is bipartisan legislation that would reform the regulatory process to ensure that all federal agencies appropriately consider the impact of their rules on small businesses across America.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Allnex to Acquire Bayer's Radiation-Curing Resin Business
The acquired products will complement Allnex's line of radiation-curing products, as well as increase its presence in new applications.
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Rockwood Sells Clay Based Additives Business to ALTANA Group
As a portion of Rockwood's Performance Additives business, Clay Based Additives garnered sales of $191.4 million in 2012.
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Sun Chemical Expands in Brazil and Latin America
The company will enhance customer service in the region for technical issues, quality control, and commercial development for a wide range of products.
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Clariant Expands Pigment Plant Capacity in India by 50 Percent
The investment will reduce energy consumption while also expanding the company's offerings of low-VOC-containing pigments preparations.
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Eastman Chemical Company Named Responsible Care® Company of the Year
The American Chemistry Council has recognized Eastman Chemical for its health, safety, environmental, and security performance.
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DuPont Weighs Alternative Strategies for Performance Chemicals
DuPont's consideration may include a full or partial separation of several business segments, including Titanium Technologies and Chemicals & Fluoroproducts.
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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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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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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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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. 9, 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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EVENTS


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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ASTM to Hold EIFS Symposium in 2014, Calls for Papers
ASTM International will conduct a Symposium on Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS), Oct. 5-6, 2014, in New Orleans, La. Nearly 20 years since the last ASTM symposium on the same topic, this new symposium has the theme "EIFS: Performance, Progress and Innovation." The symposium host, E 06.58 Subcommittee on EIFS and Related Products, is currently calling for papers. Abstracts will be accepted through Oct. 31, 2013.
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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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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. Abstracts must be submitted by Sept. 2, 2013.
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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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James Rawlins to Present Plenary Lecture at 41st Waterborne Symposium; Organizers Invite Papers for Presentation
James Rawlins, assistant professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi, will give the plenary lecture at the 41st Waterborne, High-Solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium to be held Feb. 24-28, 2014 in New Orleans, La.
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2013 Western Coatings Symposium and Show Slated for Oct. 20-23
The 31st Biennial Western Coatings Symposium & Show (WCS) will be held Oct. 20–23, 2013 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nev. Sponsored by the Arizona, Golden Gate, Pacific Northwest, and Los Angeles Societies for Coatings Technology, the event will combine a robust technical program with tabletop exhibits and networking opportunities.
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