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ACA Home   About ACA   News   Membership   Events    June. 15, 2011
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Connecticut Governor Signs ACA's PaintCare Legislation into Law
Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy on June 6 signed into law ACA's paint stewardship legislation, making Connecticut the third state in the nation to require paint manufacturers to safely manage leftover latex and oil-based paint from households and painting contractors. The Connecticut program, the first on the East coast, is scheduled for implementation on or before July 1, 2013. More

South Coast Air Quality Management District Adopts Amendments to its AIM Coatings Rule 1113
Amendments include lower volatile organic compound limits for 11 additional coatings categories. More

Proposed Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives Rulemaking in Texas
The proposed rulemaking for Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives is based on the U.S. EPA Control Technique Guidelines and will apply to the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston/Galveston/Brazoria (HGB) ozone non-attainment areas. More

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.

UN Subcommittee of Experts to Take on Transportation Issues Later this Month
Particularly salient to industry is a proposal from new member state Korea, in which it proposes a singular primary shipping name, or PSN, for Paint Related Material. More

Formaldehyde Emissions Reporting Reminder for Bay Area Air Quality Management District Rule 32 for Wood Products Coatings
The district is currently testing several wood coatings products to determine potential formaldehyde emissions and intends to provide this information to industry later this year to assist coatings manufacturers in meeting the July 1, 2012 reporting requirements. More

Nominations for ACA 2012 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award Due August 1
The lecture and award will be given at the American Coatings Conference to be held May 7-9, 2012 in Indianapolis. More

ACA Sponsors Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference
This conference, sponsored by the American Coatings Association, will take place Sept. 14–15 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C., and will offer a forum for professionals to present and discuss most recent advances in raw materials, commercially available polyurethane coatings, testing and evaluation, and applications. More

Become a Presenter with the ACA Virtual Learning Conference Program
ACA is seeking submissions for the fall 2011 schedule of the Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) program. VLC's allow professionals the opportunity to stay updated on the coatings industry from the convenience of their home or office. More

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.

2011 Adhesives and Sealants Sustainability Summit
The Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc. and ASTM International are partnering to present the inaugural Adhesives and Sealants Sustainability Summit July 26-27 in Rosemont, Ill. The sustainability summit will provide an opportunity for the adhesive and sealant supply chain to discuss all aspects of sustainability as it relates to the sector. 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.
Colorants for Water-Based Coatings

Plasticolors supplies numerous colorants for various water-based coatings. The Colormatch® 50-9400 Series and the UCD™ Q line are glycol-containing, alkali-soluble acrylic colorants. The Colormatch® 50-990 Series and the UCD™ E line are zero-VOC colorants. The Colormatch® 50-990 Series is resin-free, while the UCD™ E line contains an alkali-soluble acrylic resin. MORE
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Don't Miss Out: Become an Event Sponsor Today!
Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's International Coating Wood and Wood Composites & Advances in Polyurethane Technology ACSeries, to be held at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C., Sept.13-15. Sponsorships are available in a range of $1,500 to $5,000. Sponsor a continental breakfast, reception, or choose from other sponsorship opportunities by contacting Dorothy Brawner at or 202-462-6272 ext. 267. Don't miss out — call today!

Save the Date: International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
Part of the ACSeries, this 1 1/2 day conference will be held Sept. 13-14 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C. It will offer a forum for professionals who research, develop, or specify wood coatings as well as those who design, build, or manufacture using wood substrates. It will provide a broad audience with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions to wood coatings use and formulation. More

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, 2011. More

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AkzoNobel CEO Hans Wijers to Leave in 2012, Ton Büchner to Succeed

3M to Acquire Advanced Chemistry & Technology Inc.

Dunn-Edwards Opens New Paint Manufacturing Facility in Arizona, Awaiting LEED Certification

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Clariant Installs Additional Capacity at Argentinean Plant

AkzoNobel Opens Fire Protection R&D Facility

OMNOVA Solutions Expands Manufacturing of Coating Resins

ACA Company Productivity Survey Achieves 50-year Mark, Participate Today
The survey and report provide participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors. In return for their participation, participants will receive a Company Productivity Report (CPR) that displays their company's operating results alongside the industry comparatives for paint and coating firms similar to yours, as well as an Industry-Wide Report that also details the operating performance of paint and coating firms overall. More

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.

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