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ACA Home   About ACA   News   Membership   Events    July 13, 2011
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EPA Announces Proposed Rule to Revise Definition of Solid Waste Rule
These revisions to the 2008 DSW rule are in response to the EPA's settlement agreement with Sierra Club from a lawsuit in 2010. More

Senate Committee Passes CFATS Reauthorization Bill
As it currently stands, the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards program CFATS will expire this year unless extended. More

EPA Begins Review of 11 Surface Coatings MACTs
EPA is required eight years after promulgating MACT standards to re-evaluate these rules to see if they need to be more stringent to address any remaining "residual risk." More

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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.

Bill to Ban Copper Boat Hull Paint Moves through the California Legislature
As amended in the Senate, the bill mandates the outright ban of the coatings use on recreational vessels after 2019 if the low leach rate coatings do not appear to be reducing copper in marinas with Total Maximum Daily Loads, or TMDL's for copper that must be met by 2022. More

States Pursue Industrial Solvent Cleaning Rules
Cleaning solvents would need to meet a volatile organic compound (VOC) limit of 50 g/l, which means that current cleaning solvents would need to be disposed of and exempt solvents (acetone for example) be used their place. 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, Nev. 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, 2011. More

ACA and Vincentz Seek Papers for the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2012
ACA and Vincentz Network are calling for papers to be presented at the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2012, which will take place May 7–9. The conference is offered in conjunction with the American Coatings SHOW, to be held May 8–10, 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. 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, Ind. 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.

Western Coatings Symposium to be held Oct. 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nev.
The 30th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium, hosted by the Arizona, Los Angeles, Pacific NW and Golden Gate Societies of Coatings Technology will be held Oct. 23-26, 2011 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Four educational tracks, tabletop exhibits and University poster sessions will be featured. 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
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, Ind. 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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Sherwin-Williams Acquires Fire Protection Coatings Company

AkzoNobel to Acquire Coatings Manufacturer

Arkema Completes Acquisition of Resins Businesses

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Celanese Emulsions Opens New Technology Center

Evonik to Build Plant in Germany

Grace Acquires Waterproofing Product Manufacturer

Ribelin Sales Names New President

Members, Check out ACA's New Online Member Services Directory Now
This new online resource is exclusively available to ACA members and serves as a guide to the association and its core programming and offerings. Features include searchable databases of both ACA member companies and individual members. To access the online directory, members need to use their unique username and password for login. 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

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