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New Legislation Introduced in the House to Prevent EPA Regulation of Chemical Facility Safety
The General Duty Clarification Act (H.R. 634) comes in response to a petition filed last month by some 50 environmental and labor groups asking EPA to develop new chemical security regulations that would impose so-called "inherently safer technology" requirements. More

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.

California Releases Formal Draft of its Green Chemistry Regulations
The draft regulations are the eighth iteration issued in the past four years. More

ACA Supports Further Harmonization International Transportation Regulations
ACA has urged the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to allow all forms of the limited quantity marking that was compliant on Jan. 19, 2011 to be used until Dec. 31, 2015. More

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Passes TSCA Reform Bill
The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 would require chemical manufacturers to ensure that chemicals meet a new risk-based safety standard and disclose more and detailed health and environmental information. Of note, there is no companion bill in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. More

Reminder: Chemical Data Reporting Deadline is Aug. 13
The new Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule is aimed principally at chemical manufacturers and importers subject to the CDR reporting requirements. More

House Approves ACA-backed Regulatory Reform Package
The bundling of reform bills — the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Jobs Creation Act — passed mainly along party lines by a 245–172 vote. More

Want low odor, low VOC paint?

Celanese Emulsions can help you meet regulatory and marketing goals for low VOC, low odor interior paint – ask us about EcoVAE VAE emulsions today! 972-922-4014
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

ACA Debuts New Online Career Center
With its focus on coatings industry companies, the ACA Career Center offers its members — and the coatings industry at large — an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. More

ACA Market Trends Report in Development
ACA is launching a new program to replace the annual and quarterly reports on the coatings industry that had been prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau under its Current Industrial Reports program for many years. Check out the new ACA Market Trends Report page, which features a demo site for the report, and subscription information. 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.
Established in 1978, Jelight Company Inc. is a recognized manufacturer of high-quality medium pressure ultraviolet (UV) light sources. Jelight is the world’s leading manufacturer of portable UV-curing systems for field-applied UV coatings. JFC-4 series and JUVC-5 series products are used for UV-curing applications. Jelight has processing equipment capable of manufacturing arc lengths up to 200 inches available in 100 to 1200 watts per inch.

AkzoNobel to Sell Shares in ICI Pakistan Limited
AkzoNobel has reached an agreement to sell its 75.81 percent shareholding in ICI Pakistan Limited to the Yunus Brothers Group for $152.5 million (€124.4 million). More

CIN Invests 12 Million Euros in Maia Plant
The investment is expected to increase the production of powder paint by 50 percent, reaching 10,000 tons per year. 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.

Clariant Opens New Cellulose Ethanol Plant in Germany
The project will produce up to 1,000 tonnes of the product from around 4,500 tonnes of wheat straw using the sunliquid® technology developed by Clariant. More

Huntsman Opens Polyurethane Systems House in Indonesia
The new plant has been built to produce pre-polymer and polyol blends for Indonesia's MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) systems market. More

EAG Coatings Solutions Joins CHEMIR, Relocates to Missouri
Now called CHEMIR, a division of Evans Analytical Group, the company will continue to offer analytical and product development services to the coatings industry. 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.
Paint Green

DSM wants to make life brighter for you and your customers, today and for generations to come. We connect our unique skills in material sciences to create solutions that improve coating performance. This contributes to a more sustainable world; it’s something we call Bright Science. DSM - Bright Science.
Brighter Living™.

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

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

Join U.S. OEM and Aerospace Defense Manufacturers at AeroDef Manufacturing 2013
Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, AeroDef Manufacturing 2013 will take place March 19-21, 2013 at the Long Beach, Calif. Convention Center. More

Specialized Coatings Industry Hiring Need?
We can help! Coatings industry-specific executive search: we have built relationships with experienced professionals over more than 15 years and understand coatings technologies. Learn more.
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.

Nominations for ACA's 2013 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award Due Aug. 31
The deadline is fast approaching for submitting nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at ACACoatingsTech Conference, March 11–13, 2013. More

Mother of Pearl Inspires the Development of Tough New Coatings
Researchers have for the first time synthesized the strong, iridescent coating found on the inside of some mollusks. 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.

Roon Award and Gordon Award Papers Invited for 2013 CoatingsTech Conference
The CoatingsTech Conference, scheduled for March 11-13, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics. In addition, submissions for several prestigious paper competitions are invited. More

Cleveland Coatings Society Sponsors 55th Sink or Swim Symposium
Geared to the theme of "Inception Point: Nourishing the Future of Technology," the program attracted over 175 attendees to its program of technical presentations, tabletop exhibits and student posters. 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
U.S. Silica provides high purity, high quality natural crystalline silica from five convenient locations!

MIN-U-SIL®: Fine Ground Silica
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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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