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PaintCare Pilot Program in Oregon Marks its First Year with Record Numbers
In the first 12 months of the program, PaintCare established 95 collection sites consisting of both municipal and retail outlets and collected approximately 469,665 gallons of paint, with the latex paint going for recycling into new paint as well as other products and the alkyd going for fuel blending. More

Mississippi Supreme Court Cites ACA Amicus Brief in Dismissing Lead Case
ACA served as a principal amicus before the Mississippi Supreme Court in this important case, urging the Court to reverse the trial court's admission of plaintiffs' scientifically unreliable causation evidence and reaffirm the central importance of the trial court's gatekeeping responsibility to screen out speculation in favor of fact. More

ACA Convinces California Air District to Exempt TBAC for Automotive Coatings
California's Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District passed amendments to its Rule 459 which allow for the volatile organic compound (VOC) exemption of tertiary butyl acetate (TBAC) exempt in all automotive refinish coatings in the Sacramento Metro District. More

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Court of Appeals Upholds Lower Court Ruling Consistent with ACA Amicus Arguments
As part of its formal Amicus Program, ACA entered an amicus brief in this key appeals case where prohibitively expensive medical monitoring was ordered by the trial court for alleged exposure to toxic materials and/or emissions, but where there is no reasonable basis for these expenses by companies since the potential risk is so very remote and unwarranted. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decision supports ACA's amicus brief arguments. More

Maine Sets New Deadline of Oct. 3 for NP/NPE Reporting
This new requirement for products containing intentionally added Nonylphenol (NP) and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPE) is a part of Maine's Safer Chemicals Program. More

Lubrizol Acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Completed
Lubrizol's international headquarters will remain located in Wickliffe, Ohio. More

AkzoNobel Names New Corporate Director Investor Relations
Jonathan Atack has been named AkzoNobel's new Corporate Director Investor Relations, and will assume his new role on Oct. 1. More

Cray Valley's Synaqua® 4804 Alkyd Emulsion Receives Award
Cray Valley products are now a part of Arkema Coating Resins. 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.

Freeman Technology Opens New Headquarters
The company has relocated into a 6,000-square-foot facility based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, U.K. More

Caterpillar Selects PPG as Coatings Supplier
In addition to serving as a single-source coatings supplier, PPG will provide on-site technical and product approval support and in-plant training of paint-line operators. 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 Seeking Members for its New International Affairs Committee
The International Affairs Committee will identify international issues critical to the industry's global business and develop an "information portal" for the ACA membership to receive news and updates on issues vital to industry interests outside of the United States. More

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

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. The submission deadline is Sept. 30, 2011. More

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Ecology Coatings to Participate in U.S. Green Chemistry Challenge
The company was nominated based on its Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) coatings. These coatings have a positive effect on public health in the U.S. by facilitating in the production of cleaner, safer, and more cost-effective food packaging. More

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

ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference to be Held in Las Vegas
The ACA is seeking submissions for the 2012 Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 23, 2012. This one-day event will offer a forum for professionals who specify and use coatings on concrete as well as for coatings manufacturers and raw materials suppliers. More

Check Out ACA's Virtual Learning Conferences for the Fall
Three 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

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. 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 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Four educational tracks, tabletop exhibits and university poster sessions will be featured. More

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NorthPak Container is a full line rigid packaging distributor who is proud to focus on the Paint and Coatings Industry.
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