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Oral Arguments Scheduled for Jan. 7 in Conflict Minerals Case
Oral arguments in a legal challenge of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals disclosure rule, National Assoc. of Manufacturers v. SEC, are scheduled for Jan. 7, 2014 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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Bay Area AQMD: No Further Regulations on Formaldehyde Emissions for Wood Coatings Products at this Time
California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has recommended to its Stationary Source Committee that it not proceed with any further regulatory action at this time on formaldehyde emissions from wood coatings.
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New Study on Effects of Copper in Antifouling Paints Published in Scientific Journal
Funded by manufacturers of antifouling coatings with registrations in California, as well as suppliers of copper, and conducted by the U.S. Navy and Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the purpose of the study was to ascertain the effect of in-water hull cleaning procedures on typical antifouling paints available on the Californian market.
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Reminder: Jan. 1 SCAQMD Rule 1113 Compliance Date Fast Approaching
ACA would also like to remind members of the fast-approaching Jan. 1, 2014 compliance deadline for California's South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1113 for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Check out 'ACA Mobile Tools' App
What's the 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


Perstorp Group Increases Investment in Northeast Asia
The new plant at Zibo, China, is producing neopentyl glycol in both flakes and liquid for use in powder coatings and baked enamel applications.
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AkzoNobel to Concentrate Coil Coatings Production in Europe and Russia
European manufacturing for the Coil Coatings business will be focused on plants in Malmö, Sweden; Lipetsk, Russia; and Hilden, Germany.
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Excelitas® Technologies Acquires Lumen Dynamics
The acquisition broadens Excelitas' portfolio of offerings to the fluorescence illumination and microscopy markets.
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Vencorex to Build New Plant in Thailand
Vencorex is establishing a new production unit for Tolonate™ HDI derivatives, scheduled to begin serving the Asian market in 2015.
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Evonik to Invest €100 million in IP Plants in Shanghai
The new plants, to expand Evonik's isophorone and isophorone diamine capacities, will be completed in the first quarter of 2014.
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Reminder: Nearing SCAQMD Rule 1113 Compliance Dates
ACA would like to remind members of the fast-approaching Jan. 1, 2014 compliance deadline for the California South Coast Air Quality Management District's Rule 1113 impacting architectural and industrial maintenance coatings.

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House Subcommittee to Hold First Hearing on TSCA Reform Bill
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy is scheduled on Nov. 13 to hold a hearing on the Senate bill that aims to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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Target Announces New Sustainability Policy
Target officially introduced the Target Sustainable Product Standard, following on the heels of Walmart's new sustainability policy released in September. Target's program will focus initially on household cleaners and personal care, beauty, and baby care products.

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EVENTS


Registration for the American Coatings Show is Now Open
Make your plans to attend the 2014 American Coatings Show (ACS) with easy online registration. The ACS, which will take place April 8-10, in Atlanta, Ga., has a reputation for being the must-attend event for professionals in the coatings industry. With an impressive list of exhibitors featuring their latest products, product presentations, and countless opportunities for networking, you won't want to miss this opportunity. Register on the ACS website, where you'll find information on various aspects of the American Coatings Show and Conference.
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Don't Miss ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference on Jan. 20, 2014
ACA invites you to attend its Coatings for Concrete Conference on Jan. 20, 2014 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This unique one-day conference, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete Show, will cover innovative research on formulating, manufacturing, and alternative uses for coatings for concrete.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Cal Poly Names Coatings Center for Kenneth N. Edwards
The $2.5 million California Polytechnic State University facility has been named the Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center (WCTC) in honor of the late former CEO of Dunn-Edwards Paints.
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