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Rhode Island Governor Signs PaintCare® Bill
Rhode Island is now 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 post-consumer paint. More

California Supreme Court Reverses Appellate Court Ruling in ACA v. SCAQMD
ACA believes that granting air districts unfettered authority to impose pollution controls based on technology that does not exist in any form at the time the regulation is adopted will have adverse consequences. More

ACA Submits Comments to California State Lands Commission on its Proposed Biofouling Regulation
Despite four iterations of proposed amendments and consistent and repeated comments by ACA and other industry stakeholders, the California State Lands Commission staff remains tied to an unworkable and scientifically unsupportable idea of numeric performance standards. 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

Harmonization of Chemical Emissions Labeling for Indoor Products Proposed by EU Group
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre issued Report No. 27 on May 29, Harmonisation Framework for Indoor Products Labeling Schemes in the EU, which proposes to standardize chemical emissions labeling for indoor products, including paint and coatings, across the European Union. The Joint Research Centre serves a purely advisory role and its report is not binding on the European Commission. More

ACA Comments on SCAQMD's 2012 Air Quality Management Plan
California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is developing its 2012 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP), which will include potential future measures for volatile organic compound (VOC) emission limits from Architectural and Industrial Maintentance (AIM) coatings. More

FDA Denies Two of Three Petitions to Ban Certain Uses of BPA
FDA will be soliciting comment on an amended version of Rep. Edward Markey's (D-Mass.) third petition, which is asking the agency to ban BPA from epoxy resin coatings used in infant formula packaging. More

CARB Special Reporting Requirements for Multi-purpose Solvent and Paint Thinner Products Extended to September 2012
The California Air Resources Board's Consumer Product Rule requires that responsible parties report information on product sales and composition for the year 2011 and R&D efforts to achieve the 3 percent paint thinner and multipurpose solvent volatile organic compound (VOC) limits. More

Want low odor, low VOC paint?

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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.

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Cabot Corporation Agrees to Purchase Norit N.V.
The deal strengthens Cabot's specialty chemicals portfolio with a non-cyclical, high growth, high margin business. More

Evonik to Build Isophorone Plants in Shanghai
Products manufactured in the new facilities will primarily serve markets in China and the Asia Pacific region, with an annual capacity of 50kt. More

New and 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.

Henkel Opens Competence Center for Coatings in Germany
The center offers in-depth, product-related training for specialized applicators and for the staff of MRO workshops within large organizations. More

Denver Zoo Exhibit Achieves LEED® Certification
Among other green design and construction practices, the exhibit's roofs and hardscapes were coated with light colors to help reflect sunlight, providing a lower solar reflective index for the project. 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

Register Today 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 — is now available. Register Today! More

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 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

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.

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, 2012. 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

Spring 2012 VLC-On Demand Listings Now Available for Purchase and Download
The VLC-On-Demand program allows coatings professionals to access past VLCs and keep the presentations for distribution amongst colleagues. They can be used at staff meetings or for continuing education training within coatings companies. ACA members must be logged into ACA's website with their unique username and password in order to take advantage of discounted pricing. 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.
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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.

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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