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ACA Home   About ACA   News   Membership   Events    April 6, 2011
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ACA Comments on DOT Regulatory Review Focus on Incident Reporting
The U.S. Department of Transportation sought industry input on both its current regulatory review process and what rules should be re-examined first. ACA had also provided testimony at a March 14 public hearing on DOT regulatory burdens. More

One-Time Vessel General Permit Reports Due to EPA Beginning June 19
The Vessel General Permit (VGP) requires owner/operators of ships to submit a one-time report for each vessel between 30 months and 36 months after obtaining permit coverage. More

ACA and Dixon Environmental Offer ACA Members Compliance Webinar for Boiler MACT
On March 21, final EPA rules were published imposing control standards for the control of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) at facilities that operate industrial, commercial and institutional combustion boilers that are located at area (minor HAP) and major sources of HAPs. This webinar to be held April 13, from 2:00-3:00 EDT will focus on the rule's applicability and offer a demonstration of a free web application for member use to aid them with compliance. More

Faster processing and higher performance

Oxylink™’s unique chemistry allows formulating 1-component waterborne coatings with higher resistance properties, pendulum hardness and shorter drying times with a simple additive solution. Read More

EPA Seeking Data for its Aerospace MACT Residual Risk Review
If your company sells aerospace coatings, you may be asked by your customers to help fill out an Information Collection Request survey on the type of coatings being used at aerospace coatings operations. More

Maryland Department of the Environment Developing Auto Refinish Rule
The Maryland Department of the Environment held an auto refinish rule meeting on March 22 to discuss adopting the lower volatile organic compound (VOC) limits from the Ozone Transport Commission auto refinish model rule. More

The Second of a Two-Part VLC: Coatings Rheology II – Applications
Part two of a two-part VLC will take place on April 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT, and will be led by Raymond Fernando of California Polytechnic State University. This course covers rheological parameters and their significance in coating formulations, how to measure key rheological properties, the relationships between rheological properties and coating flow behavior during applications, and the importance of applying rheological principles in developing formulations instead of using the trial and error method. More

NETZSCH Acquires Premier Mill

NETZSCH Premier Technologies, LLC acquired Premier Mill in April 2010.

NETZSCH will continue to sell machines and spares, as well as provide the service and support for all Premier products.

NETZSCH Premier Technologies
is located in Exton, PA. Please contact us at 484-879-2020 or via email at       

Philadelphia Society May 3 Symposium to Present New Developments in Industrial Coatings
Exploring the theme of "New Developments in Industrial Coatings," the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology will present its symposium on May 3 at the Williamson in Horsham, Penn., and will feature leading experts in the field. More

CDIC Society Sponsors May 19 Course on Resins and Polymers
The CDIC Society will offer a one-day educational course on "Resins and Polymers: Function Follows Form," on May 19 at Confluence Park in Columbus, Ohio, that will be taught by Frederick Walker of Air Products and Chemicals. More

It's Getting Closer...Don't Miss the 2011 International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference
Register Today for ACA's International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, part of its ACSeries, to be held May 18-20 at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va. This conference will provide a unique platform for discussion of innovative technologies and best management practices for the regulation of protective marine coatings. More

Keystone Aniline's New NeroTint Non-VOC Pigment Dispersion

Keystone Aniline is one of the largest privately owned colorant manufacturers with 90 years of expertise. Keystone offers reliable supply, logistics platforms and field support with offices, laboratories and warehouses in the U.S.A., Europe, and Asia. We have several technologies for multiple inks & coatings applications including Non-VOC product lines. more

Don't Miss Out: Become an Event Sponsor Today!

Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, to be held May 18-20 at the Sheraton Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Va. Sponsorships are available in a range of $1,500 to $5,000. Sponsor a continental breakfast, networking luncheon with tabletops or reception, and/or dinner, or choose from other sponsorship opportunities by contacting Dorothy Brawner at or 202-462-6272 ext. 267.

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.

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, Ind. ACA members can save up to 15 percent on the price of exhibit space by submitting their exhibitor application by Aug. 1, 2011. More

Solvay to Acquire Rhodia for $4.8 Billion

DSM Reorganizes Business Units

Celanese Emulsions Appoints Algol Chemicals as Distributor for Russia and Ukraine

3M Increases Global Manufacturing Capacity for Optically Clear Adhesives

CPS Color Acquires LENTEQ

Ellsworth Adhesives Receives Outstanding Achievement Awards from Dow Corning

Ferro Opens Solar Test Lab in Taiwan

Don't Miss your Opportunity to Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award
Submissions for ACA's 2011 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through April 15 via its Web-based electronic entry form. The awards will be presented for safety performance on a plant's eligibility. There are four categories of Safety Awards. More

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AVAILABLE NOW: Order Your Copy of the New IPPIC Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2009–2014)
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has published its second Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis (2009–2014). This comprehensive market research report will offer in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, customer and competitive movements, and important trends and driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry. More

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