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Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judgment in Landmark Climate Change Public Nuisance Case Reflects Arguments of ACA Amicus Brief
ACA submitted its amicus brief to highlight and reinforce particular problems raised by the "political question" doctrine in public nuisance cases involving global climate change. 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.

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ACA Submits Comments to Connecticut DEEP to Streamline Permit Process for PaintCare® Collection of Post-Consumer Paint
In its comments, ACA stressed the importance of the permit that will allow the PaintCare® program — which will launch in Connecticut in July 2013 — to accept and transport household paint without obtaining expensive hazardous waste permits or permitted service providers. More

Rule Reconsidering EPA Standards for Chemical Area Sources under Review at OMB as Oct. 29 Compliance Deadline Approaches
The finalized the area source rules may impact resin manufacturing operations by requiring add-on pollution controls and work-practice standards to reduce hazardous air pollutants (HAP). 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.
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ACA International Affairs Committee Receives Guidance on Navigating GHS Implementation in the Asia-Pacific Region
Firms seeking to export chemicals and other hazardous materials to Asia are encountering a hodgepodge of new and varied regulations as the region's countries align with the U.N. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). More

ACA Remains Engaged in SCAQMD 2012 Air Quality Management Plan
ACA has met with district staff to discuss further reductions from architectural coatings (Rule 1113) and has submitted several rounds of comments to California's South Coast Air Quality Management District on its proposed 2012 Air Quality Management Plan. 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

Emerald Kalama Chemical Opens Phthalate-Free Plasticizer Operation in Rotterdam
This is the company's first major investment in expanding the range of products at Rotterdam since acquiring the facility from DSM in 2010. More

Huber Increases Capacity of Precipitated Silica
The expansion will add 14,000 metric tons annually at Etowah, Tenn., plant and is set for completion in the third quarter of 2013. More

RPM International Acquires Synta Wood and Concrete
RPM has acquired nine major companies since August 2011. More

Michelman Opens New Singapore Technology Centre
According to the company, the new Centre in Singapore is strategically designed to allow for the efficient development of new water-based coatings and surface modifying additives formulated specifically for the Asia Pacific markets. More

IGM Resins Acquired by Arsenal Capital Partners
Headquartered in The Netherlands, IGM Resins is global specialty chemical company that supplies photoinitiators and acrylates to the UV-curable coatings and inks markets. More

Michelman Opens Offices in Mumbai
Michelman develops water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, as well as water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood and floor care, industrial coatings, inks and composites. More

Dow Coating Materials
Dow's EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer is advanced hiding technology offering maximum TiO2 savings.
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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

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

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.

Register Today for ACA's Transportation Coatings Conference: Driving New Technology!
ACA's Transportation Coatings Conference: Driving New Technology, will be held Oct. 29-30, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. This 1.5 day conference will showcase recent advances and findings in technology to those who use, formulate, specify and supply coatings for the transportation industry. End-user perspective for the automotive and aerospace industries also will be highlighted. More

ACA to Host Seminar on Integrating the Globally Harmonized System
ACA will present a one and half day seminar entitled "The New OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: Integrating the Globally Harmonized System," Nov. 28-29, at the Hilton Baltimore in Maryland. Jointly sponsored by ACA's Occupational Health and Safety, and Product Stewardship Committees, the seminar will review the sweeping revisions to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazard Communication Standard from the perspective of the paint industry. More

Registration Today for IPPIC's 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council 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

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Check out ACA's Upcoming VLCs
ACA's popular and informative Virtual Learning Conferences continue this fall with "What's in a Can of Paint - Formulating Coatings for the Architectural Market: Part II," on Oct. 4; "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance VOC Update," on Oct. 11; and "Basic Surface Chemistry, Surfactants, and Wetting Agent Selection for Coatings," on Dec. 6. More

Don't Miss the AWFI 2012 Technology & Training Symposium!
The AWFI 2012 Technology & Training Symposium, in partnership with the National Center for Coatings Application, Research and Education (C-CARE), will be held Oct. 22-26, at the AWFI Lab at Riverstone in South Boston, Va. This inaugural conference is a must-attend event for professionals in the aerospace, automotive, wood and general industries seeking to enhance their applications' performance. With over 25 seminars, this symposium offers a forum for industry experts across varied coatings' sectors to take advantage of hands-on training and open lab demonstrations. Register before Oct. 8 to take advantage of special pricing and attend as many seminars as you wish. More

Specialized Coatings Industry Hiring Need?
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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.

ACA's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference to be Held March 11-13
Geared to the theme, "Leaps and Bounds: Re-energizing the Coatings Industry," ACA's CoatingsTech Conference is scheduled for March 11-13, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., and will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics. More

ACA Presents ACSeries Conferences on Topics Critical to Industry; Recent Programs Examine 'Marine Coatings' and 'Additives'
These concurrent Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries) programs, which attracted over 90 participants, were held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Md. 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

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.
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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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