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ACA's PaintCare Legislation Passes Connecticut House, Awaits Signature by Governor
S.B. 828, An Act Establishing a Paint Stewardship Program, would implement PaintCare program in 2013. More

CFATS Extension Approved by House Energy and Commerce Committee
The legislation passed by the committee would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act program until 2018. More

EPA Postpones Implementation of Boiler Rules
EPA on May 16 said it would postpone implementing new air pollution limits for major source industrial boilers and solid waste incinerators indefinitely while it reconsiders portions of the rules and addresses legal challenges. The stay does not apply to EPA's hazardous air pollutant rule for smaller area source boilers. More

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.

OMB Releases Multi-Agency Regulatory Review Plans
The U.S. Department of Transportation included in its preliminary plan, one of ACA's issues: The review of what industry identified as the especially onerous Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)'s Special Permits Program. More

House Committee Considers Amendments to CPSIA
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is considering H.R. 1939, which would amend the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) that regulates the amount of lead in children's products. More

ACA Seeks Nominations for 2012 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award
The lecture and award will be given at the American Coatings Conference to be held May 7-9, 2012 in Indianapolis. More

ACA Sponsors Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference
This conference, sponsored by the American Coatings Association, will take place Sept. 14–15 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C., and will offer a forum for professionals to present and discuss most recent advances in raw materials, commercially available polyurethane coatings, testing and evaluation, and applications. More

Become a Presenter with the ACA Virtual Learning Conference Program
ACA is seeking submissions for the fall 2011 schedule of the Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) program. VLC's allow professionals the opportunity to stay updated on the coatings industry from the convenience of their home or office. More

Wood Coatings Solutions from Lubrizol

Turboset® Ultra Pro self-crosslinking waterborne polyurethane dispersion - transforming wood coatings. This one component product contains polymer particles that crosslink after application and while drying.

2012 Waterborne Symposium Announces Call for Papers
Sponsored by the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, the symposium will run from Feb. 13-17, 2012 in New Orleans. More
Keystone Aniline's New NeroTint Non-VOC Pigment Dispersion
Keystone Aniline is one of the largest privately owned colorant manufacturers with 90 years of expertise. Keystone offers reliable supply, logistics platforms and field support with offices, laboratories and warehouses in the U.S.A., Europe, and Asia. We have several technologies for multiple inks & coatings applications including Non-VOC product lines.
UCD™ Colorants for Superior Coatings

The UCD™ colorants provide coatings formulators with a wide range of high-quality colorants for use in most modern coatings. With almost 40 years of proven performance, these colorants have set the standard for quality and consistency in solvent, water, and 100% solids coatings for the automotive, industrial, and construction markets.
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Don't Miss Out: Become an Event Sponsor Today!
Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's International Coating Wood and Wood Composites & Advances in Polyurethane Technology ACSeries, to be held at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C., Sept.13-15. Sponsorships are available in a range of $1,500 to $5,000. Sponsor a continental breakfast, reception, or choose from other sponsorship opportunities by contacting Dorothy Brawner at or 202-462-6272 ext. 267. Don't miss out — call today!

Save the Date: International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
Part of the ACSeries, this 1 1/2 day conference will be held September 13-14 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C. It will offer a forum for professionals who research, develop, or specify wood coatings as well as those who design, build, or manufacture using wood substrates. It will provide a broad audience with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions to wood coatings use and formulation. More

Exhibitor Applications Now Available for the 2012 American Coatings Show
Exhibit space sales are underway for the American Coatings Show scheduled for May 8-10, 2012 in Indianapolis. ACA members can save up to 15 percent on the price of exhibit space by submitting their exhibitor application by Aug. 1. More

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Ashland to Buy International Specialty Products for $3.2 Billion

Frazee Paint Names Max Viana New Vice President of Commercial Sales

DSM and Interfloat Sign License and Supply Agreements

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DuPont to Expand Titanium Dioxide Capabilities

AkzoNobel Opens New Research Laboratory

Huber Renames Business Unit

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) Launches a New Website
Designed with the user in mind, the updated offers simple, easy navigation for IPPIC members, as well as others interested in finding out more about the organization. More

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

NorthPak Container Co.

NorthPak Container is a full line rigid packaging distributor who is proud to focus on the Paint and Coatings Industry.
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