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ACA Comments on 8th Draft of California Safer Consumer Products Regulations
ACA's written comments — the latest in several rounds — were extensive and addressed a myriad of concerns, ranging from the protection of confidential business information to the identification of chemicals of concern. More

New! AC 2403 DTM Multiphase Emulsion

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Federal Trade Commission Releases its Revised Green Guides for Environmental Marketing Claims
ACA intends to host a Virtual Learning Conference in the next few months that will discuss revisions to the guide. More

ACA Submits Comments to DOT on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Reverse Logistics
Reverse logistics is a very significant issue for the paint and coatings industry in light of the current emphasis on hazardous waste collection activities, extended producer responsibility, and ACA's PaintCare® program. More

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Draft LEED v4 Released for 5th Public Comment Period
The most recent draft still includes a number of credits that are problematic for the paint and coatings industry. More

ACA's PaintPAC Incredibly Active in Election Year
Since the beginning of the year, ACA's PaintPAC has made upwards of 45 contributions to candidates or Leadership PACs — both Republican and Democrat — in key races across the country. More

IPPIC Submits Paper, Participates in IMO Committee Meeting
IPPIC regularly attends International Maritime Organization and Marine Environment Protection Committee meetings to provide assistance on antifouling and performance standards for protective coating issues. ACA serves as Secretariat for IPPIC. More

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LANGGUTH - Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for the labeling of coatings and chemical containers. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production to tapered, rectangular, and round containers of all sizes. MORE

Cytec Announces Agreement to Divest Coating Resins Business
Purchase deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013. More

Safway Group Acquires North American Coatings
Safway Group expands service offerings to include painting, coatings and fireproofing. More

Celanese Launches New Website
Company's new website offers new design and increased functionality. More

Azelis Sells Composites Business to VELOX GmbH
Moving forward, the company has identified industrial chemicals and coatings as primary value-added growth areas. More

Clariant Opens New Production Unit for Halogen-Free Flame Retardants in Hürth-Knapsack
Halogen-free flame retardants meet strict fire protection and environmental regulations, the company says. More

BASF and CSM Establish Joint Venture for Biobased Succinic Acid
The resulting new company will launch sometime in 2013, with facilities in Germany and Spain. More

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Job Seekers: Check out the ACA Career Center's New Postings
The ACA Career Center now features a variety of job opportunities geared toward coatings professionals. The Career Center will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with the industry's leading employers. Among the new positions featured on the Career Center are: Applications Engineer, Sales Manager and Optical Coatings Engineer. More

Reserve the 3rd Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011-2016) for a Special 'Early-Bird' Rate
The report covers the three primary categories of coatings — Decorative, OEM and Special Purpose — and the many sub-segments within each of these categories. More

What Are Your 'Top 5'?
What do you think have been the "biggest" news stories in the coatings industry this year? In the November/December issue of CoatingsTech, we will recap major industry events of 2012, and report on the "Top 5" news stories that have influenced, or will influence, our industry. CoatingsTech wants your feedback. Post your list on ACA's Facebook page, and it may be chosen to appear in the magazine. See how your list stacks up! More

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New and Innovative Multi-Mineral Solutions
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There's Still Time — Register Today for ACA's Transportation Coatings Conference: Driving New Technology!
ACA's Transportation Coatings Conference: Driving New Technology will be held Oct. 29–30, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. This one and a half day conference will showcase recent advances and findings in technology to those who use, formulate, specify and supply coatings for the transportation industry. End-user perspectives on the automotive and aerospace industries will also be highlighted. More

ACA to Host Seminar on Integrating the Globally Harmonized System
ACA will present a one-and-a-half-day seminar entitled, "The New OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: Integrating the Globally Harmonized System," Nov. 28-29, at the Hilton Baltimore in Maryland. Jointly sponsored by ACA's Occupational Health and Safety, and Product Stewardship Committees, the seminar will review the sweeping revisions to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazard Communication Standard from the perspective of the paint industry. More

Register Today for IPPIC's 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council will hold its 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum Nov. 6–8, in Singapore at the Goodwood Park Hotel. The Global Marine Coatings Forum provides a unique, interactive platform for exchanging views and gaining new perspectives on the future growth of the industry, and the impacts of ever-increasing and stringent safety, health and environmental regulations. More

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Check out ACA's Upcoming VLCs
ACA's popular and informative Virtual Learning Conferences continue this fall with "What's in a Can of Paint," on Oct. 25; "Update on Reactivity Regulations for Aerosol Coatings: A Changing Landscape," on Nov. 8; "Smart Coatings for Detection of Early Metal Corrosion and 'Self-Healing' Corrosion Protection," on Nov. 29; "Basic Surface Chemistry, Surfactants and Wetting Agent Selection for Coatings," on Dec. 6; and "Introduction to Color Theory," on Dec. 13. More

Don't Miss the AWFI 2012 Technology & Training Symposium!
The AWFI 2012 Technology & Training Symposium, in partnership with the National Center for Coatings Application, Research and Education (C-CARE), will be held Oct. 22–26 at the AWFI Lab at Riverstone in South Boston, Va. This inaugural conference is a must-attend event for professionals in the aerospace, automotive, wood and general industries seeking to enhance their applications' performance. With more than 25 seminars, this symposium offers a forum for industry experts across varied coatings' sectors to take advantage of hands-on training and open lab demonstrations. Register before Oct. 8 to receive special pricing, and attend as many seminars as you wish. More

Specialized Coatings Industry Hiring Need?
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ACA's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference to be Held March 11-13
Geared to the theme, "Leaps and Bounds: Re-energizing the Coatings Industry," ACA's CoatingsTech Conference is scheduled for March 11–13, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., and will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics. More

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals Sponsors Coatings Research Group Seminar
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals sponsored the semi-annual technical seminar of the Coatings Research Group Inc., held earlier this month in Chicago. More

Waterborne Symposium Celebrates 40 Years; Announces Preliminary Program Schedule
The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi will host the 40th annual Waterborne Symposium on Feb. 4–8, 2013. To be held at the New Orleans Marriott, the event will include short courses, a three-day symposium, a technology showcase and student poster presentations. More

Preval's Touch-up Systems
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Wood Coatings Solutions from Lubrizol

Turboset® Ultra Pro self-crosslinking waterborne polyurethane dispersion - transforming wood coatings. This one component product contains polymer particles that crosslink after application and while drying.
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