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Oregon PaintCare® Program's 2nd Year is a Resounding Success
Paint recycling is now more convenient throughout the state, particularly in areas where local governments do not offer paint recycling opportunities. 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.

ACA Asks Senate to Redraft TSCA Modernization Legislation
ACA believes that a legislative approach for chemicals management must ensure appropriate action on the part of the regulatory agency and the regulated community, and, in particular, be based on sound science and protective of health and the environment. More

ACA Submits Additional Comments to SCAQMD on its 2012 Air Quality Management Plan
ACA is concerned that if extreme and unproven reductions are approved, the industry will be forced to achieve the volatile organic compound (VOC) targets regardless of whether the set control measures are technologically feasible. More

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™. MORE

ACA Files Amicus Brief in Benzene Litigation Before the US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
ACA stressed in its amicus brief that critical aspects of proper science and real causation have to be proved by plaintiffs before recovery can occur in a toxic tort case. More

United States on its Way to Becoming a 'Contracting State' for the IMO Antifouling Systems Treaty
ACA and its Marine Coatings Committee and Antifouling Workgroup have been actively pressing Congress and the Obama Administration to ratify the treaty since 2008. 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

DuPont Performance Coatings Sells Automotive and Industrial Coatings Business
The Carlyle Group and DuPont have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Carlyle will purchase DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for $4.9 billion in cash. More

Perstorp Announces Expanded Distribution Deal with Innovia
The new agreement will extend to the company's line of polyalcohols, caprolactones, specialty polymers and coalescing agents. More

Grace China Ltd. Opens Waterproofing Facility
The facility is expected to double Grace's regional production capacity of specialty waterproofing products sold to Chinese customers and exported to Asia, Latin America and other emerging markets. More

BASF Expands Adhesive Coatings Center
BASF has expanded the coating center at the company's headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, with the addition of a laboratory coating and laminating facility More

ASTM Drafts New Test Method for Dirt Pick-up Resistance of Architectural Paints and Stains
Once approved, the standard is expected to be useful for coating suppliers and manufacturers. More

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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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
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.

ACA Celebrates 125 Years
Marking its 125th anniversary, ACA is celebrating the paint and coatings industry by taking a step back in time. Check out the industry's history unfold in a new timeline that tells its story in monthly installments. More

Reserve the 3rd Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011—2016) for a Special 'Early-Bird' Rate
The report covers the three primary categories of coatings — Decorative, OEM and Special Purpose — and the many sub-segments within each of these categories 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.
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.

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

MNYCA Elects Officers and Board for 2012-2013
Assuming the role of president is Dave White of Heucotech Ltd. More

Looking to Join our Team?
Quest Specialty Chemicals is a leader in the specialty coatings industry providing high performance solutions that protect, preserve, repair, and restore the assets of our companies involved in the aerospace, architectural, automotive, construction, industrial, marine, and transportation industries.

Click here to learn more or email
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.
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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, 2012 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

SSCT Issues Call for Papers for 2013 Annual Technical Meeting
The Southern Society for Coatings Technology will host its annual technical conference on April 21-24, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla. 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.

CoatingsTech Conference Call for Papers Deadline Extended to Oct. 1 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

Dr. Ray A. Dickie Named to ACS Class of Fellows
The ACS fellows program recognizes and honors members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS. 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.
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