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PHMSA Proposes "Reverse Logistics" Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Reverse Logistics — the safe return of goods from the consumer/marketplace to the vendor, manufacturer, or supplier for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
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ACA Petition Seeks Relief from OSHA Implantation Dates for Labels and SDS

ACA along with eight other trade associations has sent a letter to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) petitioning the agency to provide relief from the implementation dates for labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) under the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for chemical product formulators.
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Executive Order 13650 Update: EPA Releases Request for Information on Risk Management Plan Modernization

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Request for Information (RFI) with proposed modernizations to the Risk Management Programs (RMP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This RFI is part of the President Obama’s Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, and EPA will use the information it receives in response to this RFI to inform what action it may take.
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Green Seal Seeks to Update and Expand its Paint and Coatings Standards; ACA Weighs In

ACA submitted comments to Green Seal on Aug. 7, urging that the certification program focus on revising and updating GS-11 and GS-47 instead of expanding their current scope.
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Retail Sales in Paint and Building Materials Store Channels Show Continued Strength


Specialty paint and wallpaper stores (NAICS 44412) are a key sales outlet for architectural coatings, along with the more general retailer building material and supply dealer channel (NAICS 4441). These outlets have shown steady improvement since the depths of the recession in 2009-10, both showing generally steady and positive growth since 2011. Paint and wallpaper stores’ sales improved from a $708 million in January 2010 to $1.008 billion in May 2014 (preliminary estimate subject to revision). Similarly, building material and supply dealers’ sales improved in the same timeframe from $22.35 billion to $27.19 billion.

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Alberdingk Boley is a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water base UV curable dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols as well as linseed oils. Our water-based emulsions and dispersions are designed for coatings over a variety of substrates – Wood, Concrete, Plastic, Metal, Textiles, Leather and Paper. Visit www.AlberdingkUSA.com for further information.

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Executive Order on "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" will Require Government Contractors to Disclose Labor Law Violations

On July 31, President Obama signed The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (EO). This EO requires covered federal contractors periodically to disclose various labor law violations to the government prior to and following the award of a federal contract and also requires them to collect similar information from subcontractors.
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EVENTS


Register Today for ACA's Metal Protection through Coatings Technology Conference

ACA invites attendees to its ACSeries: Metal Protection through Coatings Technology Conference, Sept. 16-17, 2014 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. This one and one half-day conference will focus on innovative corrosion control and metal protection research for all types of metal surfaces. Check out the program schedule now.
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Register Today for ACA's Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference

ACA invites attendees to its ACSeries: Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference, Sept. 17-18, 2014 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. This one and one half-day conference will provide timely information about marine coatings innovations, environmental regulatory and protective coatings performance standards compliance, and international trends in the marine coatings industry. Check out the program schedule now.
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We Brighten Lives

The Shepherd Color Company, one of the world's leading producers of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP's) has a wide range of colors available and used in the coatings industry.
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Check out the Coatings Summit Conference Schedule and Speakers; Register Today

The Coatings Summit, the global strategy and networking forum for senior coatings industry executives will be held Jan. 21-23, 2015, in Miami, Fla. Hosted by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) and Vincentz Network, this strategy and networking event will convene the industry’s global leadership to explore major trends, challenges and solutions.
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Save the Date: 5th Global Marine Coatings Forum

The International Paint & Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) will hold its 5th Global Marine Coatings Forum April 23-24, 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Keyed to the theme, “Between the Water and the Steel,” presentations will focus on antifouling and corrosion protection coatings, and cover topics including the role and concerns with biocides in marine coatings, robust risk assessment, greenhouse gas reduction, and ballast water treatment.
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Don't Miss Out: Become an Event Sponsor Today!

Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's ACSeries Metal Protection & Marine & Offshore Coatings Conferences Sept. 16 – 18, 2014 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. Sponsorships range from $500 to $3,000. Sponsor a continental breakfast, networking luncheon with tabletops or reception, Proceedings CD, Abstract Book, or choose from other sponsorship opportunities by contacting Dorothy Brawner at dbrawner@paint.org or 202-462-6272 ext. 267.
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Prospector - The Next Generation of Search

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Quest Specialty Chemicals, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals and coatings, provides an advanced line of products and services that enable repair, restoration, and preservation of the assets of our customers. We provide branded solutions in the construction, industrial, and automotive markets as well as private-labeled solutions. Learn more at quest-sc.com.


ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Do you Have ACA's 'Mobile Tools' App for iOS? Get it for Free!

What’s best way to access information from ACA and the paint and coatings industry anytime, anywhere — the ACA Mobile Tools app for Apple iOS. This free app allows users to quickly search for industry products and services on the Paint & Coatings Buyer's Guide; keep up with weekly industry news through Coatings Today; stay informed about upcoming ACA events; store and access your ACA member identification information; and easily access ACA's website. ACA Mobile is available by searching for "ACA Mobile Tools" on the iTunes app store.
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ACA Members Eligible for Special Pricing on World Powder Coating Study

ACA members are eligible to receive special pricing on the Powder Coating Institute’s (PCI) World of Powder Coating Study. This study is geared to members of the powder coatings value chain who are seeking strategic knowledge in both regional and global powder coatings market dynamics.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Emerald Performance Materials Sale to American Securities Completed

Emerald Performance Materials, LLC, has completed its sale to an affiliate of private equity firm American Securities LLC.
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VanDeMark Chemical Acquires Framochem

VanDeMark and Framochem Kft will combine complementary product offerings to create 22,000 tons of capacity for products based on phosgenation chemistry.
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Enhance more surfaces in more ways!

Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG Industries helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.
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Ashland Specialty Ingredients Expands HEC Production by 40%

Expanded capacity at Ashland’s Natrosol™ HEC production facility in Nanjing will increase capacity by 4,000 metric tons over the next 18 months.
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PPG Invests $40 Million in São Paulo Facility

PPG will add a 65,000-square-foot plant to the site for resin production to manufacture electrocoat products.
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Maine Department of Environmental Protection Holds Public Hearing on Phthalates Proposed Rule
On July 29, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection held a public hearing on a proposed rule initiated by a citizens’ petition that would designate four phthalates as priority chemicals under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act and require reporting for manufacturers of certain products containing one or more of the listed phthalates.

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PaintCare® Reaches Major Milestone with 1,000 Sites
ACA’s PaintCare® program has reached a major milestone: it has established over 1,000 drop-off sites for its programs operating in five states. With some 816 retail sites, and close to 200 transfer stations and household hazardous waste (HHW) facilities that serve as drop-off points, the landmark paint stewardship program has hit a historic marker for is operations.

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US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Reopens the Door to Market Share Liability in Wisconsin for Lead-Based Paint Claims That Accrued Prior to 2011
On July 24, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2010 ruling by a federal judge in Wisconsin's Eastern District that had held that Wisconsin's common law doctrine of lead-based paint market share liability violated substantive Due Process, Takings or Interstate-Commerce clauses of the Constitution.

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


ACA Seeks Nominations for its 2015 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award

ACA is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its CoatingsTech Conference, March 16-18, 2015, in New Orleans, La.
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