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ACA Submits Comments on Maine DEP Proposed Rule for Phthalates

The proposed rule would designate four phthalates as priority chemicals under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act, and require reporting for manufacturers of children’s products containing one or more of the listed phthalates.
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ACA to Host Free Webinar Featuring New SDS Software for OSHA GHS Compliance

ACA is partnering with The Wercs, a UL Company, to present a free webinar on Nov. 3, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST, showcasing the company’s new, affordable, and entry-level software solution for creating, storing, and managing Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that are compliant with the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
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Update: States Adopting EPA Surface Coating Control Technique Guidelines

Several states are in the process of adopting the 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Surface Coating Control Technique Guidelines (CTGs), which will lower the volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for factory-applied (OEM) miscellaneous metal and plastic parts coatings.
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Manufacturing Failing to See Comparable Employment Gains to Overall Economy

Employment statistics are among the most widely reported and followed economic data collected by the government. The monthly change in the unemployment rate often makes the news, particularly when reported to cross a numerical thresholds, as it did when September data were released in early October. For example, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 248,000 in September 2014, compared with an average monthly gain of 213,000 over the prior 12 months.



Figure 1: Change in nonfarm payroll employment
Source: BLS

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Don't Miss ACA's Virtual Learning Conference: AIM VOC Update

ACA will host a Virtual Learning Conference entitled "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Update," on Nov. 6, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET. ACA’s David Darling will lead participants through an overview of the key regulatory and standard development initiatives and possible impact on AIM coatings formulations.
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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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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


ACA Video Highlights Added-Value and Sustainable Nature of Coatings

ACA has released a video, entitled “Coatings Protect, Preserve, Provide,” highlighting the value that coatings add to a vast array of man-made objects, and showing how coatings contribute to sustainability by protecting and preserving the useful life of the things to which they are applied. The video also underscores just how pervasive coatings are in our society.
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Get Your Copy of the Global Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2013-2018) at a Special Rate by Nov. 14

The Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2013–2018), to be published in December by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, is available for pre-order at an early-bird discount for a limited time. The comprehensive market research report will offer in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, customer and competitive movements, and important trends and driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry. This special rate is only available through Nov. 14, so order today!
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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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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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BUSINESS NEWS


BASF Opens New Chemical Complex in Dahej, India

This new facility, BASF’s largest investment in India, is a part of the company’s overall €10 billion investment plans for the Asia Pacific region through 2020.
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Superior Waterborne DTM Corrosion Protection

Featuring OMNOVA’s proprietary Hydrophobic Dispersion Technology, Pliotec® HDT-12 resin has very low water permeability characteristics to protect metal surfaces from the elements. This latex resin permits formulation of DTM paints with excellent UV aging and can withstand sustained periods of salt spray without anti-corrosive pigment. Email Eric.Noggle@OMNOVA.com for samples.
Specialty Chemicals and Coatings

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.


Dow Divests Several Businesses and Outlines Additional Portfolio Actions

To divest $4.5–$6 billion of nonstrategic businesses and assets by 2015, the company is actively marketing, transitioning, or planning carve-outs of several of its businesses.
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Evonik Increases Silica Production 25 Percent in Rheinfelden, Germany

The new production line will manufacture surface-treated fumed silica under the company’s Aerosil® brand name.
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Not all Chemicals Are Created Equal™

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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Want low odor, low VOC paint?

Celanese Emulsions can help you meet regulatory and marketing goals for low VOC, low odor interior paint – ask us about EcoVAE VAE emulsions today! 972-922-4014
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Huntsman Acquires Rockwood Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide Businesses

The $1 billion purchase includes Rockwood products in functional additives, color pigments, wood and water treatment products, specialty automotive molded components, and titanium dioxide.
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Clariant and Omya Form Partnership for Aluminum Finishing

Under the agreement, Clariant will dedicate its aluminum laboratory capacity and Omya will focus on marketing and customer support.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


ACA Seeks Papers for its 2015 CoatingsTech Conference

ACA is seeking abstract submissions for 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. Submissions will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2014.
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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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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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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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