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Rhode Island House and Senate Pass PaintCare® Bill, Signature Expected from Governor
If enacted, Rhode Island would become the fourth state after Oregon, California and Connecticut to embrace the PaintCare® program — the ACA and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of postconsumer paint. More

ACA Successful in Arresting Measure that Would Restrict Antifouling Coatings Use in California
California State Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) has retracted SB 623, a measure that proposed to ban the use of copper in antifouling paint for use on pleasure craft. In withdrawing the bill, Sen. Kehoe cited ACA's request and supporting arguments as justification. More

EPA Extends CDR Reporting Period by Six Weeks to Aug. 13
EPA issued the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, previously referred to as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Modifications Rule, in August 2011. It expands the requirements for reporting data on production volume, use, and exposure for many chemicals widely used in commerce, and makes electronic reporting mandatory. 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

PHMSA Grants All of ACA's Points of Appeal in New Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
ACA filed an appeal of the final rule under HM-215K in February 2011, asking for an extension of the transition period for the use of the ORM-D hazard class, and square on point with UN number LQ mark; extension of the incident reporting exceptions for limited quantity packages; and clarification of the scope of the new LQ mark for air. In addition, ACA requested that PHMSA reconsider its decision to forgo a separate rulemaking to consider the Consumer Commodity framework. More

ACA Responds to Congressional Outreach on Regulatory Relief for Industry
In its detailed letter to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, ACA highlighted several existing or proposed regulatory schemes across various federal agencies that the industry believes significantly jeopardize its efforts to contribute to the emerging but still fragile economic recovery. More

U.S. Green Building Council Pushes Back Next Version of LEED to 2013
The U.S. Green Building Council is slowing down the development process for LEED's fourth iteration amid controversy over the most recent drafts. ACA expressed strong reservations about many of the changes and new credits, and the complexity of the most recent version. More

New Legislation in the House would Restore 'Opt-Out' Provision to Contractors under the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP), which took effect on April 22, 2010, requires that remodelers and contractors working in homes built before 1978 be trained and certified by EPA on lead-safe work practices before they can legally work in those homes. More

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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

Long-Awaited Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 15th Edition Now Available
The eagerly anticipated "Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 15th Edition of the Gardner-Sward Handbook," edited by Joseph Koleske, is now available through ACA's online Publications store. This edition is a valuable guide to the topics, test methods, procedures and standards of ASTM and other national and international organizations. A total of 79 comprehensive chapters written by experts in their various fields reflect the new and updated technologies within the paint and coating industry in the 16 years since the last edition was published. Special pricing is available for ACA Members. More

There's Still Time to Participate in ACA's 2012 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 their 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.

AkzoNobel to Supply Coatings to Brazilian World Cup Arenas
The projects include coating the roof of Maracana Stadium and painting the mezzanine of the Gremio Arena. More

Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical Form Joint Venture
Perstorp holds a 49 percent stake and PTT Global a 51 percent stake in the new business. 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

PPG Relocates China Automotive Refinish Operations to Shanghai
In addition, the company has opened a training center in the same location. More

Sun Chemical to Acquire Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH
With the acquisition, Sun Chemical will add production facilities in Austria, Poland, Russia and the U.S. to accompany its aluminum pigment manufacturing site in China. More

Dunn-Edwards Wins Sustainability Award
The competition, which is open to all Arizona manufacturers, recognizes the contributions companies make to the state, both economically and socially. 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 later this month. Visit the ACSeries page for updates on the conference. More

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

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.

2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit Registration Now Open
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Protection & Programs Directorate's Office of Infrastructure Protection (NPPD/IP) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council are co-sponsoring the 2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit in Baltimore, Md., on July 31–Aug. 1. The sixth annual summit will provide a forum for representatives from the chemical community to exchange information and network with other security professionals, share best practices, learn more about chemical security regulations, and gain insight into the roles of federal, state and local agencies and departments involved in chemical security. More

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

Preval's Touch-up Systems
The Sprayer and vFan Portable Airbrush System fills a void in all of the Coatings Industries from Industrial, Contractor; and Consumer Users. By simply connecting an aerosol can to our Delivery system any Coating user can professionally deliver unadulterated, fine finishes, touch-ups and coatings for small surfaces.
Call 815-634-5890 or visit for more information.
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.

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

ACA Offers New VLC On Demand Recording
As part of its Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) On Demand program, ACA has made available a recording of its "South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113 Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings" VLC. Orginally held on March 8, the session was led by Heather Farr of SCAQMD and provided an overview of approaching compliance dates for changes to Rule 1113. 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
Dow Coating Materials
Dow's EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer is advanced hiding technology offering maximum TiO2 savings.
• Compatible with standard paint making process
• Use with dry or slurry TiO2
• Excellent exterior durability and color matching
• Improved stain resistance, removal and tannin stain blocking
Use with ROPAQUE™ Opaque Polymer to save even more.
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