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U.S. Supreme Court Decision Consistent with ACA's Amicus Brief in Key Climate Change Case
The unanimous decision in American Electric Power Company Inc. v. Connecticut is seen as a victory for companies opposing public nuisance lawsuits that seek to redress global climate change. More

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs "Permit Shield" bill as Affirmative Defense to "Greenhouse Gas" Public Nuisance/Trespass Lawsuits
Under the Texas bill, emitters operating in substantial compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or EPA greenhouse gas permits, regulations, or rules have a "permit shield" defense against liability for public nuisance or trespass lawsuits. More

ACA Urges EPA Not to Adopt a Lower Primary Ozone Standard
EPA's proposal to lower the national primary ozone standard in July will have far reaching implications for states, municipalities, and industry, especially for paint and coatings manufacturers. 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.

SCAQMD Rule 1107 (Coating of Metal Parts and Products) on a Fast Track
The district is on an expedited schedule, and intends to adopt this rule on Sept. 8. More

Reminder: EPA SPCC Plan Compliance Date is Nov. 10
ACA is reminding any member facilities subject to the regulation to have their SPCC plans prepared by the November compliance date and is directing them to helpful resources to help them comply. More

ACA Seeks Papers for its Coatings for Concrete Conference
ACA is seeking submissions of abstracts for its Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held on Jan. 23, 2012 in Las Vegas. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to network with colleagues, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions for concrete coatings use, sustainability, and formulation. Submissions of abstracts are due by Aug. 15. 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

Spray Finishing Technology Workshop
DeVilbiss, Binks and Owens Community College will present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop November 9–11 in Toledo, Ohio. This three-day intensive training program will cover topics such as equipment types and selection; equipment set-up, operation, and maintenance; surface preparation and defect analysis; material selection; and safety and regulatory concerns. 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.

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

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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Register Today for the International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
Registration is now available for this ACSeries event. The 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

Registration Now Open for Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference
This 1 1/2 day ACSeries conference will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C. It is intended to update delegates on recent advances and findings in this popular technology. The event will offer a forum for professionals to present and discuss the most recent advances in raw materials, commercially available polyurethane coatings, testing, and applications. In addition, it will provide attendees with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions to coatings use/application 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. More

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AkzoNobel Increases TiO2 Capacity in China and Invests in Frankfurt Plant

Celanese Expands VAE Plant in China

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Hempel Expands Operations in India

PPG Begins Operations at Resin Plant in China

Rhodia to Increase Hydroquinone Production Capacity

ACA Static Electricity Guide Now Available for Sale to Non-Members
The guide, revised and published in January 2010, helps the reader better understand static electricity — a major source of ignition of fires and explosions. Although the information focuses on coatings operations, the principles apply anywhere flammable liquids, solids, and gases are used. More

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

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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