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House Passes Waters of U.S. Regulatory Overreach Bill

On Sept. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, by a vote of 262–152.
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DHS Schedules Listening Sessions on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Streamline CFATS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will host a series of “listening sessions” across the country to allow stakeholders to comment on its Aug. 18 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) intended to update its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
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ACA Urges Congress to Reauthorize TRIA

ACA, along with more than 400 other businesses and organizations, sent a letter on Sept. 8 to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). TRIA is currently set to expire at the end of 2014.
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New Single Family Home Construction among Key drivers for Architectural Coatings

New single family home construction is an important driver of architectural coatings sales. While homebuilding represents a relatively small portion of demand, it is heavily oriented to the painting contractor market, so swings in new single family homebuilding have a disproportionate impact on the retail channels oriented to the contractor business.

There are two key elements driving demand. While the total number of units completed is the most important part of the equation, the average size of new single family homes is comprises the remainder of the demand equation. As depicted below, Census data on the “Characteristics of New Housing” show that the median size of completed single-family homes rose nearly 25% during the period 1992-2013, rising from 1920 sq. ft. to 2384 sq. ft.



Figure: Average size of new SF homes; aggregate sq. feet of new SF homes completed (1991-2013)


There were some significant regional variations as well. For example, by the end of this period, single family homes built in the South were approximately 300 sq. feet larger than their counterparts in the Midwest. This reflects the fact that 33% of the houses built in the South exceeded 3000 sq. ft., while only 20% of their counterparts in the Midwest were that large. The Census Bureau’s “Characteristics of New Housing” website provides a wealth of information on constructed housing, including single and multi-family housing, exterior substrates, and other characteristics that provide insight into coatings demand.

In aggregate, changes in the size of houses, combined with the large drop-off of new home construction following the end of the housing bubble resulted in a very large loss of paintable substrate in the market. At the peak in 2007, new single family homes accounted for over 4 billion square feet of new construction. The market fell rapidly from that peak, however, falling to approximately 1.5 billion square feet in 2010, a number which has not increased markedly since that time (and one that is lower than at any point in the part 20 plus years).

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ECHA Releases New European Guidance on Efficacy Testing for Antifouling Products

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) new guidance is intended to provide applicants with a description of how to document efficacy when applying for approval for antifouling products under the EU Biocidal Products Regulations.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Allnex and Eternal Materials Sign Joint Venture for Amino Crosslinker Resins

This first step in the joint venture is subject to required merger control clearance.
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Hempel Opens New Manufacturing Site in Nashik, India

The new greenfield factory, at a cost of €3 million, offers a production capacity of approximately 10 million litres per year.
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Huber Completes Initial Expansion at ATH Facility in Arkansas

The company says this expansion has increased capacity by 30 percent.
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Vencorex to Open New Chlorine Production Unit in 2016

Vencorex announced the conversion of chlorine production at its Pont de Claix chemical site.
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Accessa Coatings Solutions Opens New Ohio Location

Accessa has moved its operations in Mount Hope, Ohio, to the larger space in Millersburg.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


ACA to Host 2015 CoatingsTech Conference March 9-11 in Louisville

ACA will host its 2015 CoatingsTech Conference, March 9-11, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in Louisville, Ky. ACA’s biennial CoatingsTech Conference will embrace the theme “Focus: Innovation! Infrastructure! Efficiency!” and bring together coatings manufacturers, their suppliers, universities, and government representatives.
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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.


EVENTS


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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Myriant’s bio-succinic acid enables our customers to improve the sustainability of their products while maintaining performance and without paying a green price premium. Order a sample at productinfo@myriant.com.
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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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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Obituary: Scott B. Rice

Scott B. Rice, vice president and corporate business development manager of KTA-Tator, Inc., died in a traffic accident on Interstate 79 near Pittsburgh on Sept. 8, 2014. Rice was 53 years old, and is survived by his wife, Cindy, a project manager in KTA's Steel Group, and his four children, Rob, Jaimie, Kristyn, and Jon. He will be deeply missed by many friends, neighbors, and family.
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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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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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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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