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ACA Testifies in Support of PaintCare® Bill in Rhode Island
The bill, if enacted, would bring the PaintCare® program to Rhode Island, making it the fourth state after Oregon, California, and Connecticut to enact the ACA and industry conceived platform for the proper and effective management of postconsumer paint. More

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standard
One of the major changes to the standard is the employment of pictograms on chemical labels that alert workers to potential hazards, a change from the written-word warnings. More

EPA 'Area Source' Rules Compliance Dates Fast Approaching
Facilities subject to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rule will need to comply by Dec. 3. Facilities subject to EPA's Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Rule will need to comply by Oct. 29. More

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Latest Iteration of International Green Construction Code Finalized and Published
The code acts as an overlay to the existing set of International Codes, including provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code and ICC-700, the National Green Building Standard. 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

ACA Submits Letter on CFATS to Congressional Committee Chairs
ACA was asked to provide its views and insights concerning a recent internal review conducted by officials within the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD), which revealed a number of problems that have occurred in the course of ISCD's implementation of the chemical security standards program. More

ACA Announces Availability of its U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis
The U.S. paint and coatings industry is expected to reach a value of $23.6 billion in 2015, according to ACA's newly published U.S. Paint and Coatings Market Analysis: 2010-2015, available now. More

ACA Launches 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.

Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award
Submissions for ACA's 2012 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through April 15 via its Web-based electronic entry form. The awards will be presented to ACA members for safety performance on a facility's eligibility. There are four categories of Safety Awards. More
Cytec Coating Resins delivers innovative products beyond our customers' imagination. We are pioneers in the development and production of high performance coating solutions. Our line of low-VOC coatings, radiation curing and powder coating resins and additives allow our customers to create sustainable change for the industries they serve.
Clay Products

Optiflo L1400 is a unique HEUR based nonionic associative thickener which is designed to generate strong Newtonian flow characteristics such as ICI viscosity for improved flow & leveling in a variety latex systems, including styrene acrylic and acrylic binders. MORE
Croda - Maximizing Your Corrosion Defense
Crodacor OME FE is a novel additive from Croda that combines superior corrosion and flash rust protection for mild steel coatings, simplifying your aqueous formulations. Crodacor OME FE
has an excellent environmental profile (non-chromate, no HAPS, VOC free) and has no
negative effect on other performance properties. Visit
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Clariant Expands Pigment Production for Chinese Market
The 13,000 sq. meter structure includes 16 production lines along with warehouse, laboratory, and office space. More

Innovative Multi-Mineral Solutions

Imerys offers a range of products which are effective titanium dioxide extension solutions. Learn more at Booth #1723 at the American Coatings Show. MORE

Dow Corning Coatings Expands Distribution Agreement with Univar
The agreement includes several Middle East-Africa region countries. More

Dunn-Edwards Receives Best Industrial Project Award
The award recognizes the company for its new LEED® Gold certified 336,000 sq. ft. paint manufacturing facility. More

Jotun opens Paint Production Factory in Norway
The facility will produce all of the company's decorative paints, tinters, and fillers for the Scandinavian market. More

Lucite International Plans Capacity Upgrades at Texas Facility
According to the company, the investments will help it meet increased future customer demand and ensure a stable supply in the market it serves. More

Register now for the American Coatings Conference
ACA's American Coatings Conference will take place May 7–9 in Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Held in conjunction with the American Coatings Show, ACA's premier scientific symposium will gather leaders of the paint and coatings industry's technical community and academia for the most recent research results and industrial developments covering the full range of coatings products and raw materials used in their formulation. The diverse program will feature 96 high-level, technical papers. 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.

IPPIC Presents its 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) 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

Exhibitor Applications Available for the 2012 American Coatings Show
Exhibit space sales are underway for the American Coatings Show scheduled for May 8–10 in Indianapolis. More

ACSeries Call for Papers Deadlines Extended
Deadlines for submitting abstracts for ACA's 2012 Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries) conferences have been extended to April 6. The ACSeries conferences focus on the latest technological innovations in the coatings field and allied industries. This year's events include the International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, the Additives 2012 Conference, and the Transportation Coatings: Driving New Technology Conference. 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.

Save the Date for Next Year's CoatingsTech Conference
The next CoatingsTech Conference will be held March 11-13, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill. The conference explores the most innovative methodologies and applications shaping the coatings industry. More

LANGGUTH - Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for labeling containers produced in your paint and chemical facilities. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production for tapered, rectangular, F-style, and round containers of all sizes. Rely on LANGGUTH for your next labeler project. MORE

Nominations Sought for the 2013 PMSE Roy W. Tess Award
The American Chemical Society's Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings. The award recognizes outstanding individual achievements and noteworthy contributions to coatings science, technology, and engineering. More

Coatings Industry Executive Search Specialists

Thomas Brooke International has specialized in recruitment for the coatings industry for 15 years. Confidential service, global reach, technical understanding. Click here for more information.

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.

Superior Packaging with Built in Savings
KW Container is the world's largest supplier of plastic gallon, quart, pint and half-pint containers to the paint and coatings industry. KW's latest innovation-a new ALL Plastic container-- advances container performance to even higher levels.

The container is made from a proprietary resin available only through KW Plastics. It is fill-line compatible and 100% recyclable. MORE
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
K-FLEX® High-performance Low VOC Coalescents
Kalama® K-FLEX® offers the latest new technology in low VOC plasticizers and coalescents – delivering the performance you are looking for. Excellent MFFT suppression, gloss retention and improved scrub resistance over other coalescent options. Environmentally friendly, non-SVHC, FDA food-contact clearances, biodegradable, non-phthalate, REACH pre-registered. Contact us: 800.223.0035
MaXimum matting efficiency in low-VOC coatings, such as high-solids decorative and industrial as well as UV-cured paint systems.

Grace´s SYLOID® MX Generation matting agents, based on an innovative porous silica technology, are specifically formulated to deliver enhanced performance in environmentally-friendly coatings that exhibit minimal film shrinkage during drying. MORE

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