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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


EPA Proposes Lowering the National Ozone Standard

On Nov. 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to revise the national primary ozone standard to between 65 and 70 parts per billion under the Clean Air Act. The current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is 75 ppb.
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ACA to DTSC: Transparency, Sound Science, Stakeholder Involvement Necessary in Safer Consumer Products Priority Product Work Plan

ACA believes that DTSC should refine its product prioritization to address meaningful risks to Californians, and also provide clarity to stakeholders across all affected industries by being more transparent about the selection process.
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides Strict Liability Case: Tincher v. Omega Flex

The 6-0 court decision in the Tincher v. Omega Flex Inc. case strikes down the state’s precedent, set in 1978 by Azzarello v. Black Brothers Co. case, which precluded all evidence of negligence in strict liability cases.
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Construction Predicted to Show Continued Strength in 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced that its estimates of construction spending during October 2014 was $971.0 billion (seasonally adjusted annual rate or SAAR), which is 1.1 percent above the revised September estimate of $960.3 billion and 3.3 percent above the October 2013 estimate of $939.9 billion.



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ACA Urges Senate Action on CFATS Reauthorization

The “Protecting and Securing American Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” would reauthorize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program 2018; improve management practices and whistleblower protections; and simplify reporting and information sharing.
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Call for Papers: Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference

ACA is seeking submission of abstracts for its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference, to be held May 19-20, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. Abstracts should provide the latest information on regulations affecting the coatings industry, testing methods, and new technology related to regulatory guidelines, and must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2015.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Order IPPIC's Global Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2013-2018) Today

The Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2013–2018), produced by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, will be published in December. 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.
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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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We Brighten Lives

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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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Dr. Danny C. Rich to Deliver 2015 Mattiello Lecture at ACA's CoatingsTech Conference

Dr. Danny C. Rich, manager of Sun Chemical Corporation’s Color Research Laboratory, will deliver the Mattiello Memorial Lecture at ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference, March 9-11, 2015, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in Louisville, Ky.
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Dr. Rigoberto Advincula to Deliver 2015 Keynote Address at ACA's CoatingsTech Conference

Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, a professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering at Case Western University, will deliver the keynote address at ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference. The CoatingsTech Conference is the coatings industry's leading technical event.
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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.


Gregg Smith to Deliver 2015 Technical Focus Lecture at ACA's CoatingsTech Conference

Gregg Smith, managing director for Cabot Corporation’s New Business Development and Scouting group, will deliver the Technical Focus Lecture at ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference, March 9-11, 2015, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in Louisville, Ky. The CoatingsTech Conference will embrace the theme, “Innovation! Infrastructure! Efficiency!”
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BUSINESS NEWS


Vencorex Expands Production in Thailand and France

In Thailand, a new production unit for Tolonate™ HDI derivatives is in the works, while in France, capacity for IPDI production will be expanded.
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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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AkzoNobel Signs Global Supply Agreement with Daimler AG

The agreement covers the supply and support of AkzoNobel's Sikkens brand to Daimler’s dealership network worldwide.
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Ferro Completes Acquisition of Tile Coatings Manufacturer Vetriceramici

The Italian tile coating manufacturer was acquired from owner Star Capital SGR S.p.A. for €83 million.
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Enhance more surfaces in more ways!

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Huntsman to Restructure Pigments and Additives Business

A strategy to improve the global competitiveness of Huntsman’s pigments and additives business will reduce its workforce by about 900 positions.
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KODA Distribution Group Takes On New Lonza Products

KODA Distribution Group will now represent Lonza’s functional chemicals line of products.
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EVENTS


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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