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President Obama Directs EPA to Withdraw Proposal to Lower National Ozone Standard
ACA, along with many manufacturing groups and lawmakers, aggressively opposed the premature proposed changes to the ozone standard. More

EPA Grants ACA Request for Extension on DSW Comment Period
EPA has proposed revisions to the 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule in response to EPA's settlement agreement with Sierra Club from a lawsuit in 2010. More

New Legislation in California Would Require Extensive Economic Analyses for Regulations
Introduced one week before the end of California's legislative session, the legislation calls for regulatory reforms that would require state environmental agencies and other government offices to take a closer look at how their regulations affect the state's economy and its businesses, as the state continues to struggle with an unemployment rate of around 12 percent and a sagging economy. 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.

ACA to Submit Comments on EPA's Proposed SNUR for Certain Chemicals Known as Glymes
ACA maintains that glymes have very limited paint uses, and, as such, would not be subject to this SNUR, but that it nevertheless would want to see a reasonable framework established for pursuing approval of new uses. More

South Coast Air Quality Management District Revises Proposed Rule 1107 (Coating of Metal Parts and Products)
The amended rule reflects ACA's suggested changes to the proposed rule. More

Dow Increases Propylene Glycol and Glycidyl Methacrylate Capacity
The capacity increases bolster Dow's position in the global propylene glycol and glycidyl methacrylate markets. More

DSM to Divest Amino Resins Business
DSM will sell its amino resins business to INEOS Melamines in a bid to focus on innovative and sustainable resins. More

Croda Inc. Opens New Facility
The new facility at its Atlas Point manufacturing site in New Castle, Del., will produce lubricant esters. More

Momentive to Expand Silanes Capacity
Momentive will expand its silanes production capacity at manufacturing facilities in Sisterville, W. Va. and Termoli, Italy. More

Reactive Surfaces Offers DeGreez Technology
The DeGreez technology offering is being made to more than 100 companies with strengths in relevant markets. More
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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

ACA Partners with ChemQuest to Produce Upcoming U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis
This leading market study will maintain continuity with previous iterations, and will also incorporate several valuable and exciting new features. More

NETZSCH - One Source For Coatings
NETZSCH specializes in machinery for grinding and dispersion of coatings; we have been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment for over 130 years. Optimal results are achieved when using NETZSCH Beads®. The combined resources of NETZSCH, Premier Mills and NETZSCH Beads® offer total system solutions.

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, 2012. 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. The submission deadline is Sept. 30. More

New ASTM Standard Focuses on Dry Fall Properties
ASTM WK34014, Practice for Determining the Dry Fall (Fog) Properties of Protective Coatings is designed to standardize the procedure for determining if coatings possess dry fall properties on surfaces of varying temperature. More

New Virtual Learning Conferences Scheduled for the Fall
Three new Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC's) have been added to the fall schedule. The VLC's include "Optimizing White Opacity in a Paint," "Industrial Surface Coatings: VOC/HAP Regulatory Update & Forecast," and "Defoamer Theory, Application and Selection in Coatings." More

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Call for Papers Issued for Southern Society Annual Meeting
The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) has issued a call for papers for their 2012 Annual Meeting Technical Conference. The Annual Meeting will be held on March 11–14, 2012 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Fla. More

R.E. Carroll Inc. promotes Coating Additives
R.E. Carroll Inc., a distributor of raw materials to the Paint & Coatings market, is promoting Cellulose Ethers and Redispersable Polymer Powders from Yil-Long Chemical Group Ltd. See our website for more details. MORE

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, which is hosted by ACA and sponsored by Alberdingk Boley, 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

Register Now 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. More

Western Coatings Symposium to be Held Oct. 23-26 in Las Vegas
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. Four educational tracks, tabletop exhibits, and university poster sessions will be featured. 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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