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ACA Members, Register Today for the Last of the Complimentary Webinars to Train Employees on Revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
ACA is offering its final complimentary webinar 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. Register now for the webinar on Sept.10, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. (ET).
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Mark-Up of TSCA Reform Bill Expected After August Recess
The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 (S.1009) is seen as a ground-breaking bipartisan reform measure, and seeks to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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Regulation of AIM Coatings Sees Increased Activity in California Air Districts and around the States
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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California DTSC Submits Green Chemistry Regulations to Office of Administrative Law
These final regulations are the eleventh iteration issued in the past four years.
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EPA Issues Final Rule for Solvent-Contaminated Wipes
The long-awaited final rule conditionally excludes solvent-contaminated wipes that are cleaned and reused ("reusable wipes") from the definition of solid waste, and excludes solvent-contaminated wipes that are disposed ("disposable wipes") from the definition of hazardous waste.
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BUSINESS NEWS


PPG Plant in Tianjin Begins Operations
The new plant will produce industrial coatings for China-based manufacturers of heavy-duty machinery, with an annual capacity of about 9,000 tons.
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Clariant Signs Long-Term Ethylene Supply Contract with OMV
The agreement will enable Clariant to source most of its requirements for the chemical in southern Bavaria.
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AkzoNobel to Divest Building Adhesives Business to Sika AG
For €260 million, Sika AG will take ownership of the business, which in 2012 generated annual revenues of €185 million.
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Valspar Completes Acquisition of Inver Group
Inver Group specializes in liquid and powder coatings and resin products and reported 2012 sales of approximately €160 million.
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Rust-Oleum Acquires XIM Products
XIM produces and markets specialty primers and coatings for difficult-to-paint surfaces.
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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. Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 27, 2013.
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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. The conference will be held congruently with The World of Concrete Show.

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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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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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EVENTS


Register Today for ACA's Fall Virtual Learning Conferences
ACA is pleased to announce its Fall Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) line-up. Waterborne Polyolefin Dispersions for Industrial Coating Applications featuring The Dow Chemical Company's Jay Romick will take place on Sept. 26; Green Building Standards and AIM Update featuring ACA’s David Darling and Tim Serie on Oct. 3; and Nanosizing and Nanocomposites in Coatings, featuring Lubrizol's Alex Lubnin on Oct. 10. Don't delay, register now!
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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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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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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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RadTech Issues Call for Papers on UV and EB Technology
RadTech is inviting companies to submit abstracts for the UV & EB Technology Expo & Conference taking place May 12–14, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill.
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