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Wisconsin Legislature Passes Tort Reform Legislation, to be Signed by Governor
ACA lauded what it believes is much needed civil justice reform, necessary to support Wisconsin's economic recovery and as Governor Walker phrased it, "open for business" environment. More

EPA Heeds ACA and Industry Requests to Revise FIFRA Guidance
The agency recently acknowledged the industry's position and has revised and reissued its guidance, affirming the continued use of certain cleaning claims that do not require pesticide registration. More

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition, Clearing the Way for Contingency Fees In California Suits
ACA and other industry groups asked the nation's highest court to hear a former paint manufacturer's challenge to a California Supreme Court ruling allowing local governments to retain contingency fee counsel to prosecute public nuisance cases. More

CPSC to Open Office in China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Jan. 12 announced that it will establish its first office outside the United States in China, in a bid to reduce the amount of dangerous products reaching the American market. More

EPA Proposes Rule for Wood Furniture MACT
EPA's "residual risk" rule for National Emission Standards for Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations specifies Maximum Achievable Control Technology, commonly known as MACT rules. More

Full Schedule Now Available for Coatings Tech Conference
This second biennial Coatings Tech Conference, to be held March 14-16, 2011, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill., seeks to provide a multi-track forum for all professionals in the coatings industry. Leading this signature educational event will be four informative, half-day Technology Short Courses held on Monday, March 14. More

Feb. 1 Submission Deadline for International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference
Submission of abstracts for the AC Series 2011 International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference must now be completed by Feb. 1, 2011. The three-day conference, which runs from May 18-20, 2011, at the Sheraton Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Va., will offer a dual-track forum for coatings professionals. More

ACA Offers Virtual Learning Course on Market Research in the Coatings Industry
On Feb. 24, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST, Lynda Gordon of Decision Metrics and ACA's Allen Irish will present data that can help you understand demand drivers for your products, better plan production and inventory levels, and identify potential markets for your products. Knowing what data are available and where to obtain them is the first step in better understanding the market. More

Don't Miss ACA's Virtual Learning Conference Course: Concrete Coatings
On March 10, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST, Mike Praw of BASF will present "Concrete Coatings." In this one-hour conference, Praw will help participants better understand the variety of coatings that are available, and the properties that are required for specific applications. More

ACA Announces "Advanced Environmental Management Systems" VLC Course
ACA will continue its popular series of Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC) with "Advanced Environmental Management Systems." The course, taught by ACA's Steve Sides CIH, MS and Dave Darling PE, MS, will take place on March 24. More

NETZSCH Acquires Premier Mill

NETZSCH Premier Technologies, LLC acquired Premier Mill in April 2010.

NETZSCH will continue to sell machines and spares, as well as provide the service and support for all Premier products.

NETZSCH Premier Technologies
is located in Exton, PA. Please contact us at 484-879-2020 or via email at       

Windy City Coatings Course Offers Introductory and Advanced Sessions
The Windy City Coatings Course, a 2-day educational course offering introductory and advanced sessions led by industry experts, will be held April 27-28, 2011, at DePaul University in Rolling Meadows, Ill. More

SSPC Event to Draw Protective Coatings Professionals from Across the United States
Expected to draw over 200 exhibitors and more than 2500 attendees, the event will take place from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. More

38th Annual Waterborne Symposium, to be Feb. 28-March 4, in New Orleans
The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss., will host the 38th Annual Waterborne Symposium, Feb. 28-March 4, 2011, in New Orleans, La. at the Astor Crowne Plaza. More

Perstorp Enters Agreement to Acquire Ashland's Penta Business, Invest in Increased Polyol Capacity

PPG Publishes New Brochure for Sustainable Building Design

Rhodia Acquires PI Industries' Engineering Plastics Business

Eaton Corporation Hosts Bayer MaterialScience Workshop

Catherine H. Pilarz Named 2011 ASTM International Chairman of the Board

AVAILABLE NOW: Order Your Copy of the New IPPIC Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2009 - 2014)
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has published its second Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis (2009 – 2014). This 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. More

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