Archive for August, 2010

‘Grand Central Station of the West’ Kicks Off: PaintSquare News

The nation’s first high-speed rail station —“one of the most important and transformational public transportation projects in America,” according to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation— is officially underway after a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday in San Francisco.

Continue Reading August 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Oregon Paint ‘Take-Back’ Program Begins Operation: PaintSquare News

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s PaintCare program, the nation’s first paint product stewardship “take-back” program, begans operation (Thursday, July 1).

Continue Reading August 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm Leave a comment

Tnemec Introduces Low-VOC Polyurethanes:PaintSquare News

Tnemec Company Inc. (Kansas City, Mo.) introduced two low-VOC hybrid polyurethane finishes, reported to offer a high degree of color and gloss retention and resistance to UV and weathering.

Continue Reading August 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm Leave a comment

EPA Delays Lead-Rule Enforcement:PaintSquare News

The Environmental Protection Agency, facing pressure from industry groups and members of Congress, has acted to delay enforcement of the agency’s much-criticized “Lead-Safe Renovation, Repairs and Painting” (LRRP) rule.

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New LEED AP Credential Launched: PaintSquare News

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced the launch of a new LEED® Professional Credential™: LEED AP for Neighborhood Development.

Continue Reading August 2, 2010 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

Paint Shortage, Roadwork Delays Persist: PaintSquare News

A global shortage of highway paint is expected to continue through the summer and possibly into the fall, squeezing contractors and transportation departments, upending project schedules, and increasing production pressure on manufacturers nationwide.

Continue Reading August 2, 2010 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

Tnemec Introduces Ultra-Low-VOC Fluoropolymer Coatings: PaintSquare News

Tnemec Company Inc. (Kansas City, Mo.) introduced ultra-low-VOC versions of its fluoropolymer coating technology with products offering VOC content of less than 100 grams per liter.

Continue Reading August 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

Behr Offers Reformulated Stains Product Line: PaintSquare News

Behr Process Corp. (Santa Ana, Calif.) introduced a reformulated line of BEHR Premium Exterior Weatherproofing Wood Stains and Finishes for use on decks, siding, fences, and other wood elements.

Continue Reading August 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

NFPA: Fires in Homes Cause Most Fatalities:PaintSquare News

Nearly all structure fire deaths happen in homes—a toll that averages 2,850 civilian deaths each year, according to a new study by the National Fire Protection Association.

The association conducts extensive research into fires in every structure type, from prisons and schools to shopping malls, high-rise hotels and industrial sites

Continue Reading August 2, 2010 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

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