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This newsletter is brought to you by the American Coatings Association.

As 2011 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. 11.

EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rule For Certain Chemicals Known as Glymes
From July 27, 2011: "Glymes" or glycol diethers are solvents used in a wide array of applications, including industrial paints and coatings, adhesives, batteries, and motor vehicle brake systems. More

South Coast Air Quality Management District Adopts Amendments to its AIM Coatings Rule 1113
From June 15, 2011: Amendments include lower volatile organic compound limits for 11 additional coatings categories. More

The Changing Regulatory Environment for Aerosol Coatings
From May 4, 2011: While there are currently uniform standards regulating volatile organic compound emissions for aerosol coatings in the United States because of a U.S. EPA rule for which ACA vehemently advocated, the California Air Resources Board is engaged in a comprehensive review of its reactivity regulation that will result in new, more restricted proposed standards. More

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OTC to Adopt California Paint Thinner and Multipurpose Solvent Regulation
From March 23, 2011: OTC has released a draft white paper which provides background on the model rule, which would likely carry a compliance date of Jan. 1, 2014. More

President Obama Signs into Law Repeal of 1099 Reporting Requirements
From May 4, 2011: The new 1099 reporting rules would have required businesses to track and file 1099 forms with the Internal Revenue Service for most business-to-business transactions in excess of $600 in a calendar year, beginning in 2012. 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.

New Legislation to Ban Coal Tar-Based Coatings/Sealers for Driveways and Parking Lots
From April 20, 2011: In general, it appears that companies are either moving away from or no longer utilizing coal tar in their driveway sealer products. More

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EPA Plans Significant New Use Regulation for Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)
From Oct. 5, 2011: According to EPA's Action Plan for TDI, consumers exposed to uncured TDI and related compounds, which are commonly used in sealants and flooring, can experience skin allergies and asthma. More

R.E. Carroll Inc. promotes Coating Additives
R.E. Carroll Inc., a distributor of raw materials to the Paint & Coatings market, is promoting Cellulose Ethers and Redispersable Polymer Powders from Yil-Long Chemical Group Ltd. See our website for more details. MORE

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in AEP vs. Connecticut
From May 4, 2011: This is a bellwether case, the first of several public nuisance/climate change cases now working their way from the various federal appellate circuits to the highest court for potential rulings. More

PPG Announces Several Executive-Level Appointments
From Aug. 10, 2011: Among the changes, PPG executive vice president J. Rich Alexander will now lead all of PPG's architectural coatings businesses. More

BASF to Sell Decorative Paints Business
From Oct. 19, 2011: The business encompasses decorative paints and plaster as well as coatings and glazing for construction applications. 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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