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Free Webinar Takes on 2k Urethanes

Increasing regulations are handing the coating industry new challenges in providing products that are environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.


Data Demands Rile Coating Makers

A sweeping plan to collect years of sales and formulation data on paints and coatings in California is not sitting well with manufacturers. And the new round of VOC-cutting that may follow i...


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

With the ink barely dry on the last round of new regulatory limits, paint and coating manufacturers are in for more.


DuPont Accepts $800K EPA Fine

Coatings chemical giant DuPont has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and add several programs to settle long-running federal allegations of air-pollution violations at its massive Washington Wo...


EPA Adds Time to Comply with Tank Rule

Facilities that use oil and gas storage tanks are getting a reprieve on their October deadline to install emissions controls.


Abu Dhabi to Certify Safer Paints

End users of certain interior and exterior paints in the United Arab Emirates will soon have a new tool to determine the safety of the products they choose.


Report: Coatings Need Novel Solutions

Developing new technology for harsh environments will be key in the future of the protective and marine markets in North America and Europe, new research says.


Nissan Shows Off $200M Paint Plant

New application technologies, smaller booths, a cool roof and other eco-friendly measures will slash energy usage and improve productivity at Nissan's new $200 million paint facility, billed...


Shipyard Ordered to Cut Paint Emissions

A Rhode Island shipyard will pay a $31,000 fine and act to reduce VOC emissions from paint and thinners used at the facility, under a new settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.


CA Plans New Squeeze on VOC Limits

Even lower VOC emissions limits on architectural and industrial maintenance coatings may be headed for California, to the dismay of coating manufacturers.


NASA Paint Sprays Away New Car Smell

Love it or hate it, that “new car smell” is not healthy—or, it turns out, good for sensitive satellite instruments—driving NASA to find a way to spray it away.


SoCal Drops Metal Coating Rule

After nearly two years in development, California has abruptly halted further work on plans to tighten emission rules on metal coating operations until 2013, the American Coatings Associatio...


NY Seeks Coating Rule Changes

Coating facilities in New York may soon face several new rules affecting paint industry products and industrial surface coating.


New EPA Paint, Chemical Rules Loom

Three years after they were issued, new federal environmental rules are set to take effect for certain coating, adhesive, and chemical manufacturers.


Marine Coatings Gain Reprieve in CA

Under pressure from coating makers, Southern California regulators have decided—for now—not to demand something that does not yet exist.


EPA OKs Cleanup at Navy Superfund Site

Contamination from paint, blasting and other activities will finally be cleaned up at the Naval Submarine Base-New London Superfund Site in Groton, CT, under a Navy plan newly approved by th...


Coating Makers Work to Blunt New Rules

Coating manufacturers are making inroads against California’s plan to further tighten emission rules on metal coating operations, the American Coatings Association reports.


Coating Makers Lose VOC Appeal in CA

Can regulators of coating emissions actually require the use of technologies that don’t exist? Yes, the California Supreme Court has unanimously ruled, dealing a stinging blow to manufacture...


ACA Case Heads for CA Supreme Court

Oral arguments begin May 1 before California’s Supreme Court in a high-stakes lawsuit by coating manufacturers to block tougher VOC limits on industrial maintenance and other coatings.


Click Error to Cost Paint Maker $18K

An Oregon paint manufacturer will pay $18,000 for accidentally checking the wrong box on an online government form while trying to update its records.


Limits on Ship Coating Emissions Expand

After years of delay, federal emissions limits on shipyard coating operations are now in effect 24/7, in the wake of a new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency.


ACA Challenges VOC, Ozone Connection

Although tighter ozone regulations have been back-burnered for now, coatings makers aren’t taking any chances, continuing to muster data to build their case against tougher VOC limits.


Eureka! Zero Waste Coating Emerges

A revolutionary powder coating technology that is said to eliminate solid and liquid waste and VOC emissions during application has won Australia’s top science honor.


Metal Coating Limits Honed

Lower VOC limits, new rules for stripping operations, and new sales restrictions are likely in store for Southern California contractors, retailers and manufacturers involved in coating meta...


Chemical Co. OKs $245K EPA Settlement

Chemical maker Hercules Inc. has agreed to pay a $245,521 federal civil penalty to resolve claims that it violated Clean Air Act requirements at a manufacturing facility in Louisiana, MO.


Lawmakers Seek Delay in Cement Rules

Support is building in Congress for legislation that would delay and weaken long-planned regulation of the cement industry.


Dow to Pay $2.5M Environmental Fine

Dow Chemical Company has agreed to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of federal air, water and waste regulations at its century-old manufacturing and research com...


EPA Retreats 4th Time on Ozone Rule

Coatings makers and other manufacturers have won another 11th-hour reprieve on an unpopular federal rule that would further tighten ozone emission standards.


Industry Fights Looming Emissions Laws

Coatings manufacturers are racing the clock to fend off tighter emissions rules impending in Southern California and at the federal level.


SCAQMD Overhauls Coatings Rules

As expected, coatings manufacturers will have to begin accounting for the VOCs in their colorants and toeing some other new environmental lines under long-awaited rules adopted by the South ...


New Metal Finishing Rules Loom

Metal fabricators and spray finishers, beware: After three years on deck, new federal emissions standards are set to take effect, with implications for training, cleaning, equipment and othe...


OTC to Cut Paint Thinner, Solvent VOCs

A dozen Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states will reduce Volatile Organic Compound limits in paint thinners and cleaning solvents, if the Ozone Transport Commission proceeds with its plan to ad...


EPA 2010: 20K+ Inspections, $12.1B Polluter Tab

Aggressive federal enforcement of VOCs, surface coating emissions, wastewater, lead and other environmental issues cost companies more than $110 million in penalties and about $12 billion in...


EPA Seeks Tougher Smog Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 7, 2010, that it is proposing to replace the March 2008 smog standard with the strictest health standards to date for smog...


Canada Enacts Architectural Coatings VOC Rules

The Canadian government issued new regulations on VOCs in architectural coatings; the provisions mirror the OTC Model Rule, the NPCA/FSCT reported.


CA Slashes VOC Limits in Paint Thinner, Solvents

Paint thinners and solvents in California will soon face the country’s strictest VOC controls, under a new regulation approved by the state’s Air Resources Board.


EPA to Reconsider National Smog Standards

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced this month that the agency would reconsider the 2008 national smog standards to ensure they are scientifically sound a...


Valspar Fined for Air-Quality Violations

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently levied a $218,000 fine against The Valspar Corp. for air-quality violations.


 
 
   

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