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U.S. Census Discontinues Certain Industrial Reports; ACA Board Green Lights Data Collection
The new ACA program, as approved by the Board, will ask manufacturing members to submit essentially the same information that they had previously submitted to the Census in order to provide members with timely and accurate reports of industry shipments. More

ACA Urges Environment Canada to Hold Off on Aerosol Coatings Regulation
ACA exhorted the agency to defer until the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has completed its rulemaking before making any decisions on aerosol coatings. The California regulation for aerosol coatings is the subject of a rulemaking and will likely undergo significant changes later this year and in 2013. More

Drastic Change in Fourth Public Comment Period for LEED 2012; ACA Submits Comments
The new LEED 2012 draft includes a drastic change — the Avoidance of Chemicals of Concern now references the European Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances, or REACH, and requires U.S. manufacturers to comply with this system. More


As the global leader in providing corrosion inhibitors to the paint & coatings market, HALOX® offers the most extensive line of corrosion inhibiting products in the industry. We are more than just a pigment supplier; we are a custom solution provider to our customers. MORE

ACA Urges EPA to Adopt Biotic Ligand Model for Saltwater
The BLM has been a long standing standard for measuring copper in freshwater environments which has now been adapted to marine waters. A few U.S. marinas have been seeking to reduce copper in marinas using caps, or so-called Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL). More

SCAQMD to Review Rule 1168 for Adhesives and Sealants
Rule 1168 is the primary regulation that is cited in several Green Building codes as the standard for adhesives and sealants used in non-residential building. In addition, it is the rule in California that has served as the model for all of the other air district rules on industrial adhesives/sealants. More

ACA Celebrates 125 Years
Marking its 125th anniversary, ACA is celebrating the paint and coatings industry by taking a step back in time. Check out the industry's history unfold in a new timeline that tells its story in monthly installments. More

Want low odor, low VOC paint?

Celanese Emulsions can help you meet regulatory and marketing goals for low VOC, low odor interior paint – ask us about EcoVAE VAE emulsions today! 972-922-4014
LANGGUTH - Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for the labeling of coatings and chemical containers. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production to tapered, rectangular, and round containers of all sizes. MORE

Announcing the 2012 American Coatings Association Company Performance Survey
Open only to ACA members, the Company Performance Survey will provide participants not only with a completely confidential individual company performance report of your own firm's results, but also an overall industry-wide performance report, complete with how-to-use guidelines and analysis of industry-wide results. More

Check out ACA's Facebook Page
ACA has officially staked out its presence on social media with the launch of its new Facebook page. The page will be used primarily as a platform for sharing ACA-related content, such as announcements of association events, content from our publications, and videos. Make sure you "Like" us on Facebook. More

Creative Solutions Using the Power of Light®
Fusion UV Systems ( is the leading global manufacturer of industrial UV curing systems. Fusion’s systems are vital to the printing and packaging of consumer goods, automotive headlamps, flooring, medical devices, electronic components, optical fiber, flat panel displays, and more. Fusion’s patented technology enables improved productivity, reduced costs and environmental friendliness.
Find Raw Materials Faster at is an industry-focused search engine that connects product developers with raw material suppliers. Only has searchable technical documents from over 1,000 global raw material suppliers. You will find data sheets, MSDS, and applications, and can request samples from multiple suppliers with a single click.
New! AC 2403 DTM Multiphase Emulsion
Alberdingk Boley is a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water base UV curable dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols as well as linseed oils. Our water-based emulsions and dispersions are designed for coatings over a variety of substrates – Wood, Concrete, Plastic, Metal, Textiles, Leather and Paper. Visit for further information.

See us at the ACS show 2012, Booth 611.

BYK Opens New Lab in Germany
Since the end of 2011, some 80 staff members have worked there, primarily developing additives for plastics applications. More

Cytec to Sell Coating Resins Business
The company expects that the sale of the business will allow it to expand its Engineered Materials, In Process Separation, and Additive Technology segments. More

Innovative Multi-Mineral Solutions
Imerys offers a range of products for protective coatings, pigment extenders and matting agents. Ask about our effective titanium dioxide extension solutions. Click here for more information.
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.

Come see us at booth 723 at the American Coatings Show
May 8-10, 2012

Dow Launches 'Genuine Glutaraldehyde' Campaign
Dow is one of two manufacturers of glutaraldehyde, which was introduced over 60 years ago and is one of the company's flagship molecules. More

DuPont Announces New Powder Coatings North America Sales Manager
In his new role, Ronald W. Hull will manage the powder and industrial e-coat sales activities in the United States and Canada. More

Royal Adhesives & Sealants Purchases Clifton Adhesives
Clifton Adhesives develops and manufactures adhesives and coatings used in the fabrication of inflatable structures. More

Rust-Oleum Receives Export Award
The award was created by executive order in 1961 to encourage U.S. companies to sell their products abroad. More

LUCIDA COLORS™ Energy Curable Dispersions
LUCIDA COLORS EC Dispersions – High-performance pigments with more fade resistance. Improved handling with excellent rheology and low odor. Wide compatibility in UV and EB systems and with photo-initiators available on the market today. Includes 12-color palette of dispersions and four Trans-Oxides® for paints and stains.
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Will your coatings
last outdoors?
Don’t guess when you can test! Q-Lab is the leader in weathering test equipment and exposure testing. Our QUV® accelerated weathering tester reproduces damage caused by sunlight and moisture. Find out how it can help increase the durability of your products. It is the World’s Most Widely Used Weathering Tester.
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.™

Registration Now Open for IPPIC's 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) will hold its 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum Nov. 6–8 in Singapore at the Goodwood Park Hotel. The Global Marine Coatings Forum provides a unique, interactive forum for exchanging views and gaining new perspectives on the future growth of the industry and the impacts of ever-increasing and stringent safety, health and environmental regulations. More

Registration Opening Soon for Fall ACSeries Conferences
Conference registration for the fall ACSeries conference programs — the International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, Additives 2012 Conference, and Transportation Coatings: Driving New Technology Conference — will be available in June 2012. Visit the ACSeries page for updates on the conference. More

Coatings Industry Executive Search Specialists

Thomas Brooke International has specialized in recruitment for the coatings industry for 15 years. Confidential service, global reach, technical understanding. Click here for more information.
Your Partner in Global Sourcing

Acme-Hardesty is the largest supplier of castor oil and oleochemical products to the Paint & Coatings Industry. We are committed to excellent service and quality.

Register Today for the China Shanghai International Coatings Expo
To be held June 20–22 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China, the China Shanghai International Coatings Expo will focus on innovation, energy conservation, and preparation equipment for the coatings industry. In addition, the event will feature forums, technical training courses, and opportunities for exhibitors. More

Call for Papers Announced for CoatingsTech Conference
The call for paper submissions for the next CoatingsTech Conference is now open! To be held March 11-13, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., the event will feature a multi-track forum, industry awards, and student poster sessions. More

Preval's New Touch-up Paint System

The worlds first hybrid, multi-surface touch-up system. Preval's vFan delivers professional, portable spray detail from a 1/16" to 3" fan pattern; complimenting larger spray equipment.
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Wood Coatings Solutions from Lubrizol

Turboset® Ultra Pro self-crosslinking waterborne polyurethane dispersion - transforming wood coatings. This one component product contains polymer particles that crosslink after application and while drying.

ACA Seeks Nominations for its 2013 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award
ACA is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its CoatingsTech Conference, March 11-13, 2013. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31. More

Nominations Sought for the 2013 PMSE Roy W. Tess Award
The American Chemical Society's Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings. The award recognizes outstanding individual achievements and noteworthy contributions to coatings science, technology, and engineering. More

Experience the R.E. Carroll Inc. Difference

Quality Raw Materials and Process Oils, Competitive Prices , and Multiple Warehouse Locations throughout the United States for over 85 years. Experience the R.E. Carroll Inc. difference today! MORE
Introducing the All-NEW Normlock® Stackable ring
• Fits All Gallon/Quart cans manufactured in North and South America
• Stackable feature for safe transport of UN and non-UN hazardous materials
• Your Own company label can be embossed on ring (minimum quantity required)
• Custom Colors (minimum quantity required)

Marubeni Specialty Chemicals excels in the domestic and international distribution of Hydrocarbon and Chemical Solvents, Epoxy Resins and Acrylates within a full line of performance, industrial and specialty chemicals and maintains a leadership position with sourcing, sales, marketing and distribution of high quality ingredients. Call 800-457-3743 or visit

MaXimum matting efficiency in low-VOC coatings, such as high-solids decorative and industrial as well as UV-cured paint systems.

Grace´s SYLOID® MX Generation matting agents, based on an innovative porous silica technology, are specifically formulated to deliver enhanced performance in environmentally-friendly coatings that exhibit minimal film shrinkage during drying. MORE
BECKOSOL AQ® Alkyd Latex

For over 80 years, Reichhold has been a pioneer in creating innovative resin technologies for the coatings industry. We proudly introduce BECKOSOL AQ®, a family of biobased alkyd latex resins that combine superior performance and regulatory compliance. From stains to metal primers, BECKOSOL AQ® is the natural selection. For more information, please visit
LANGGUTH - Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for labeling containers produced in your paint and chemical facilities. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production for tapered, rectangular, F-style, and round containers of all sizes. Rely on LANGGUTH for your next labeler project. MORE
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