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ACA's Transportation & Distribution Chairperson Testifies before House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Testimony addressed the authority of PHMSA in the international arena which establishes the standards and requirements for the transport of dangerous goods, as well as the enhanced enforcement authority of the agency under the new "open and inspect" final rule. More

Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 Introduced in the Senate, ACA Issues Statement
The bill is strikingly similar to a version of the measure introduced in 2010 that would modernize of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), though it seems the 2011 version is even more exacting. More

ACA Representative Testifies on Extension of CFATS
While lawmakers in the House and Senate have proposed separate bills that would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, neither bill would require consideration of inherently safer technologies (IST). More

Federal Budget Deal Cuts EPA Budget by $1.6 Billion
The $1.6 billion cut to EPA's spending includes nearly $1 billion to its wastewater and drinking water infrastructure programs. 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

House Committee Leaders Urge Withdrawal of IUR Rule
In February, ACA responded to the Obama Administration's outreach to the industry and their trade associations to identify regulatory impediments to business innovation and competitiveness. ACA specifically cited the draft final IUR as a dramatic departure from current practice as it expands the scope of the rule, requiring additional information on an increasingly broad array of chemical manufacturing activities. More

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

Save the Date for the Coatings for Concrete Conference
Save the date for this unique one-day conference held by the American Coatings Association in Las Vegas, Nev. on January 23, 2012. Held in conjunction with the World of Concrete Conference and Show, this informative session will offer innovations for those who specify and use coatings for concrete, as well as coatings manufacturers and raw material suppliers. 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       

Available Now: Order VLC's On Demand
Need on the job training? ACA's VLC-On-Demand option may be for you. These are one-hour recorded Virtual Learning Conferences covering topics related to the R&D and regulatory side of the coatings industry. The VLC-On-Demand Catalogue includes VLCs held by the American Coatings Association from 2009 to the present. More

Philadelphia Society's 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

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.
Plasticolors' Colorants for Paint and Coatings

Plasticolors Inc. has provided colorants for the Paint & Coatings and Thermoset Plastics markets for over 40 years. Plasticolors offers colorant chemistries for use in most modern coatings systems. Our level of quality and consistency is unrivaled.
Learn more about our wide array of solvent, water, and 100% solids colorants
DSM is committed to creating innovative solutions with, and for, our customers and partners in order to bring healthier, better performing and more sustainable products to the lives of people today and for generations to come. Visit us on line at for more information. DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

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

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.

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

Arkema Announces Acquisition of Total's Coatings Resins and Photocure Resins Activities

Huntsman Polyurethanes Appoints New Distributor

AkzoNobel Invests €30 Million to Meet Demand for Expancel

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.

Ellsworth Adhesives Expands to Australia

Dow Microbial Control's DCOIT Recommended for Approval

Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas Launches Operations from New Chicago-Area Headquarters

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ACA Updates Communications Outreach Materials, New Technological Development Fact Sheet Added
ACA has updated the components of its Industry Information Kit, the cornerstone of its Communications Outreach Program. The kit includes fact sheets on our industry's economic contributions, manufacturing data, labor statistics and environmental successes. The new Technological Developments fact sheet details the historic course of paints and coatings in the United States to the present, including a focus on smart technologies of the future. More

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

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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