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U.S. EPA Issues New Inventory Update Rule
The key provisions of the final rule, now known as the Chemical Data Reporting Rule (CDR), require chemical manufacturers and importers to submit information electronically, and limit confidentiality claims that can be made by companies. More

EPA Surface Coating Residual Risk Rulemaking Update
EPA has completed an initial analysis of the residual risk associated with major source surface coating operations. It appears that more than 50 surface coating facilities could have elevated risk, which could result in the need for further regulatory restrictions. More

House and Senate Pass Bill to Amend CPSIA
Under the current law, lead in children's goods is limited to 300 parts per million (ppm). The legislation attempts to provide some needed relief before the Aug. 14 deadline, which will tighten the limit to 100 ppm in August, if no new legislation is enacted. More

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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.

EPA NAAQS Proposal Delayed
No new date was set for the standards, which ACA fiercely opposes, along with many manufacturing groups, as well as lawmakers. More

Federal Court Rejects EPA's Ozone Fee Waiver Program
The court vacated the EPA's guidance and ruled that it could not offer an alternative that allows violations of the old one-hour standard to continue. More

AkzoNobel to Acquire Boxing Oleochemicals
Boxing Oleochemicals' activities will be integrated into AkzoNobel's Surface Chemistry business. More

Evonik Completes Divestment of Carbon Black Business
Evonik Industries has completed the divestment of its carbon black activities to Rhone Capital and Triton Partners. More

Grace Plans New Facility in China
Grace China, Ltd., a subsidiary of W.R. Grace & Co., has entered into an agreement to acquire land use rights as the first step toward developing an expanded facility in the Ezhou Economic Development Zone of Hubei Province, China. More

PPG Announces Several Executive-Level Appointments
Among the changes, PPG executive vice president J. Rich Alexander will now lead all of PPG's architectural coatings businesses. More

Univar Expands in Greece
Univar has been exporting products to Greece for over 10 years from its UK and French operations, but, according to the company, growth in the customer base and an expanding product portfolio warranted a transition to a fully-functioning operation within the country. More
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BECKOSOL AQ® Alkyd Latex

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ACA and Vincentz Announce Publication Partnership
The ACA and Vincentz Network have formed a cooperative publication agreement. Through the newly launched "American Coatings Shop," ACA will offer Vincentz Network's extensive line of English-language publications to the North American coatings industry. More

NETZSCH - One Source For Coatings
NETZSCH specializes in machinery for grinding and dispersion of coatings; we have been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment for over 130 years. Optimal results are achieved when using NETZSCH Beads®. The combined resources of NETZSCH, Premier Mills and NETZSCH Beads® offer total system solutions.

Members, Check Out ACA's New Online Member Services Directory
This new online resource is exclusively available to ACA members and serves as a guide to the association and its core programming and offerings. Features include searchable databases of both ACA member companies and individual members. To access the online directory, members need to use their unique username and password for login. More

ACA Seeks Papers for its Coatings for Concrete Conference
ACA is seeking submissions of abstracts for its Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held on Jan. 23, 2012 in Las Vegas. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to network with colleagues, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions for concrete coatings use, sustainability, and formulation. Submissions of abstracts are due by Aug. 15. More

ACA and Vincentz Seek Papers for the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2012
ACA and Vincentz Network are calling for papers to be presented at the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2012, which will take place May 7–9. The conference is offered in conjunction with the American Coatings SHOW, to be held May 8–10, 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The submission deadline is Sept. 30. More

Proposed New ASTM Standard Will Provide Insight Into Temperature/Viscosity Relationship
In an effort to provide insight into the relationship between temperature and viscosity, a new ASTM standard has been proposed. More

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New Virtual Learning Conferences Scheduled for the Fall
Three new Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC's) have been added to the fall schedule. The VLC's include "Optimizing White Opacity in a Paint," "Industrial Surface Coatings: VOC /HAP Regulatory Update & Forecast," and "Defoamer Theory, Application and Selection in Coatings." More

Register Today for the International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
Registration is now available for this ACSeries event. The 1 1/2 day conference, which is hosted by ACA and sponsored by Alberdingk Boley, will be held Sept. 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

Register Now for Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference
This 1 1/2 day ACSeries conference will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C. It is intended to update delegates on recent advances and findings in this popular technology. The event will offer a forum for professionals to present and discuss the most recent advances in raw materials, commercially available polyurethane coatings, testing, and applications. In addition, it will provide attendees with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions to coatings use/application 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. More

Western Coatings Symposium to be Held Oct. 23-26 in Las Vegas
The 30th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium, hosted by the Arizona, Los Angeles, Pacific NW and Golden Gate Societies of Coatings Technology will be held Oct. 23-26 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Four educational tracks, tabletop exhibits, and university poster sessions will be featured. More

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