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As 2012 comes to a close, ACA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide the readers of Coatings Today with a look at the most accessed articles from this year. Our regular publication will resume Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

SCAQMD Heeds ACA Comments for Rule 1107 Amendments, Revision Process Continues
From July 11, 2012: The air quality objective of Rule 1107 is to reduce volatile organic compound emissions from the use of metal coatings. The rule applies to all metal coatings operations except those performed on aerospace assembly, magnet wire, marine craft, motor vehicle, metal container and coil coating operations. More

Paint Green

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Rhode Island House and Senate Pass PaintCare® Bill, Signature Expected from Governor
From June 13, 2012: If enacted, Rhode Island would become the fourth state after Oregon, California and Connecticut to embrace the PaintCare® program — the ACA and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of postconsumer paint. More

Canada Designates Four Substances as 'CEPA-Toxic'
From Jan. 11, 2012: ACA has worked closely with the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association to ensure comprehensive industry input on the emerging proposals, with ACA's Product Stewardship Committee submitting comments on select substances of each batch of substances. More

Industrial Solvent Cleaning Rules Move Forward in the States
From Feb. 22, 2012: Many states have established, or are in the process of adopting, industrial solvent cleaning regulations that could impact coatings, ink, adhesive and resin manufacturing operations. In particular, these rules could impact the type of solvents that are used to clean process equipment, tanks, lines, etc. More

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ACA Offers an Overview of SCAQMD Rule 1113 for AIM Coatings in a New VLC
From Feb. 22, 2012: Rule 1113 is applicable to any person who supplies, sells, markets, offers for sale, or manufactures any architectural coating in California's South Coast Air Quality Management District that is intended to be field-applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances, and to fields and lawns; as well as any person who applies, stores at a worksite, or solicits the application of any architectural coatings within the district. More

China and Singapore Implement GHS Labeling Requirements
From March 7, 2012: China's new labeling requirements differ from those of other countries, which allow products to enter the country and be relabeled; the new Chinese labeling requirements mandate that products must be labeled in Chinese prior to distribution and arrival in China. 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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MaXimum matting efficiency in low-VOC coatings, such as high-solids decorative and industrial as well as UV-cured paint systems.

Grace´s SYLOID® MX Generation matting agents, based on an innovative porous silica technology, are specifically formulated to deliver enhanced performance in environmentally-friendly coatings that exhibit minimal film shrinkage during drying. MORE

US Census Discontinues Certain Industrial Reports; ACA Board Green Lights Data Collection
From May 30, 2012: The new ACA program, as approved by the Board, will ask manufacturing members to submit essentially the same information that they had previously submitted to the Census in order to provide members with timely and accurate reports of industry shipments. More

US Department of Labor's OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standard
From April 4, 2012: One of the major changes to the standard is the employment of pictograms on chemical labels that alert workers to potential hazards, a change from the written-word warnings. More

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New Web-based Tool to Aid with US and Canadian Workplace Labeling Requirements
From March 7, 2012: The online resource, CANLabel, will help employers and suppliers create chemical labels that meet the requirements of Canada's Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, and the United States' Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard. More

California Fatality Alert Warns of Methylene Chloride Risks to Works Confined Spaces
From Feb. 22, 2012: The alert underscores prevention points, including the use of safer methods and less toxic chemicals to remove paint, and following confined space regulations when working with toxic chemicals in enclosed spaces. More
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Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601   Download media kit

Danielle Chalom, Editor, 202.719.3692

Lia Carroll-Hackett, Associate Editor, 202.719.3702

Lisa Smith, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2644  Contribute news

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