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Governor Enacts Law in California that Advances PaintCare Program
PaintCare is intended to serve as a nationally coordinated system for managing leftover paint with the goal of reducing paint waste, establishing mechanisms for efficient collection, reuse, recycling, or disposal of leftover paint. More

ACA Comments on EPA's Proposed Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste Rule
ACA strongly believes these revisions will likely create further burdens on manufacturers by making recycling hazardous materials more expensive and onerous. More

ACA Submits Comments to OTC on Paint Thinner and Multipurpose Solvents; EPA Proposes Following California Lead
OTC's proposed rule for paint thinner and multipurpose solvents mirrors that of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rule. More

Canada Renews Chemicals Management Plan with Additional Funding, More Assessments
Health Canada recently completed the analysis of the 12 "batches" of high priority substances and began work on lower-priority batches. More

ACA Submits Comments to SCAQMD on its Proposed Rule 1107, Coating of Metal Parts and Products
Of note, ACA commented that the district's proposed six month sell-through period was too short, and suggested that it be changed to a one year sell-through period. 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.

Clariant Sells Polysilazane Coatings Business
Under the terms of the agreement with AZ Electronic Materials, Clariant retains the exclusive right to develop and use polysilazanes for composite materials and ceramics. More

BASF to Sell Decorative Paints Business
The business encompasses decorative paints and plaster as well as coatings and glazing for construction applications. More

Evonik to Build Isophorone Plants in China
According to the company, the facilities will be the first to produce isophorone and isophorone diamine in Asia. More

AkzoNobel to Finalize Acquisition of Coatings Businesses
In addition to the deal with Schramm Holding AG, the company expects to finalize the acquisition of Korean SSCP's coatings business. 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.

Ferro Relocates Global Headquarters
The company will continue to occupy a technology development center and a shared-services office in Independence, Ohio. 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

Check Out ACA's New Sustainability Message and Microsite
ACA has developed a new message on sustainability, along with an interactive microsite that illustrates how paints and coatings play an indispensible role in preserving our most prized possessions and provide for our future. 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

Dr. Stuart G. Croll to Deliver 2012 Mattiello Lecture at ACA's American Coatings Conference
The American Coatings Conference will be held May 7-9, 2012 in Indianapolis in conjunction with the American Coatings Show, May 8-10. 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

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

ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference to be Held in Las Vegas
ACA's 2012 Coatings for Concrete Conference is 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

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

Become a Sponsor Today
Sponsorships enhance your brand and present a strategic opportunity for every business. Join the ranks of savvy companies and get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on Jan. 23, 2012. Sponsorships are available from $1,500 to $3,500. Don't miss out! Contact ACA's Dorothy Brawner at or 202-462-6272 ext. 267 to become a sponsor or learn more.

Exhibitor Applications 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

MNYCA Presents Social Media Workshop
The Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA) will present its annual workshop on Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. To be held at The Landmark Restaurant in East Rutherford, N.J., the program will feature presentations on how to make the Internet work for coatings businesses. 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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