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American Coatings Show and Conference 2020 Canceled April

The decision was difficult, as the organizers understand the important role the ACS/ACC serves in offering a platform for new products and technologies, connecting industry professionals, and educating coatings scientists. Although the 2020 installment will not proceed this year, the ACS/ACC will continue to serve as the most significant coatings show in North America when it resumes in 2022.

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Epoxytec Repurposes Florida Facility to Make Hand Sanitizer

Supplies were recently running low at Epoxytec’s headquarters in Hollywood, Florida, USA, as in other places all over the United States. This included supplies of hand sanitizer. In response, office manager Victoria Nixon suggested making some in-house for Epoxytec’s own internal office use. As a supplier of coatings and linings for critical infrastructure, Epoxytec’s headquarters is equipped with an research and development (R&D) lab and has two polymer chemists on staff.

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U.S. Departmemt of the Treasury, IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor Announce Plan to Implement CoronaViris-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses

The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.

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Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

Rust-Oleum is announcing that two additional products in their cleaning line have been approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

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SPF Crew Insulates Plastic Tanks From Ohio Winters

When a U.S. government vendor near Cincinnati, Ohio, contacted Spray-Tec with a roofing inquiry, the contractor made sure to mention its other capabilities. As it turned out, it was the insulation component that led to an even bigger job to protect the site’s plastic tanks.

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The Case for Sole Sourcing Coating Purchases

Think of how you shop today, or really, purchase just about anything — even online. Nearly everything you buy brings with it the ability to “opt-in” to receive special coupons, and in many cases, the vendors offer loyalty or “reward” cards.