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ACA Attends 2012 GreenBuild Conference and Submits Comments on LEED v4
ACA supports the underlying goals of the green building movement and engages in the process to develop these rating systems and codes. More

IPPIC's Class 9 Proposals Remain on Working Agenda for Upcoming UN Biennium
The International Paint & Printing Ink Council had three proposals on the agenda for discussion, two of which addressed the continuing problems the paint and printing ink industries experience in transporting goods that have been reclassified as Class 9 materials under the Globally Harmonized System environmentally hazardous criteria. More

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SCAQMD Approves 2012 Air Quality Management Plan
ACA worked with district staff and engaged in the development of the draft plan, submitting written comments and providing oral testimony at regular stages during the process. More

ACA Conference Highlights Changes to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
At the conference, OSHA introduced some new, Web-based resources for companies to use in planning their compliance. More

ACA Following SEC 'Conflict Minerals' Rule
The "conflict minerals" include tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, which are derived from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries. More

ACA Remains Active on Chemical Security Front
ACA's involvement in the security field has included its long-standing participation in the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council, one of a number of critical infrastructure committees that operate under the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council. More

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AkzoNobel Expands Middle East Operations
Existing agreement between Akzo and Kanoo group of companies is extended to include Performance Coatings. More

Arkema Expands Coatings Business in Asia Pacific Region
Arkema expects to open a new research and development center in Chanshu, China by the end of 2012. More

Dow Microbial Control and Ackros Form Strategic Partnership
Dow will provide materials and regulatory access to Ackros for OBPA and isothiazolone-based biocides. More

PPG and Henan Billions Conclude TiO2 License Agreement
Henan Billions granted the right to use PPG chloride-based technologies. More

Protech/Oxyplast Group to Purchase Thermoclad Company
Final transaction is expected by mid-December 2012. More

LANGGUTH - Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for labeling containers produced in your paint and chemical facilities. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production for tapered, rectangular, F-style, and round containers of all sizes. Rely on LANGGUTH for your next labeler project. MORE
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Reserve Your Copy of the 3rd Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011-2016)
The third Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011–2016), published by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, is available for pre-order. More

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

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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

ACA Seeks Papers for its Coatings Regulations and Analytical Methods Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference to be held in May 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Abstracts should address regulations affecting the coatings industry, testing methods, and new technology related to regulatory guidelines, and are due by Jan. 15, 2013. More

Papers Sought for Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials Conference: Vision for the Future
Abstracts (up to 200 words) are being accepted for oral presentations at Underwriters Laboratories and NIST's Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials Conference: Vision for the Future, to be held March 3-8, 2013 at the Hyatt Hotel in Monterey, Calif. More

Cleveland Coatings Society Seeks Abstracts for Sink or Swim 2013
The Cleveland Coatings Society is seeking abstracts submissions for its 56th Annual Technology Symposium, "Sink or Swim 2013," to be held June 4-5, 2013, at the Holiday Inn in Independence, Ohio. The symposium theme is "Sustainable Innovation in Coatings," and abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2013. More

Registration Now Open for 'Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology'
The Emulsion Polymers Institute at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., will host a one-week short course entitled "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology," June 3–7, 2013. More
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