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PaintCare® Submits California Program Plan to CalRecyle
The comprehensive plan, which covers everything from PaintCare®'s operational organization to program products, collection infrastructure, budget, and education and outreach, follows the statute that mandated the paint product stewardship program. More

Oral Arguments in ACA Case Before California Supreme Court Set for May 1
The principle at issue in the case is that of ensuring that California air districts may not impose on industry product lines restrictions that are not technically feasible. More

ACA Submits Comments on Two EPA Proposed Air Regulations
The comments addressed two proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air regulations that will likely set precedent and influence future EPA rulemakings that impact coatings, ink, adhesive, and resin manufacturing operations. More


As the global leader in providing corrosion inhibitors to the paint & coatings market, HALOX® offers the most extensive line of corrosion inhibiting products in the industry. We are more than just a pigment supplier; we are a custom solution provider to our customers. MORE

Reminder: Canadian Sell-Through Period for Certain AIM Coatings to End Sept. 10
The two-year sell-through period for 45 categories of coatings under Canada's rule limiting volatile organic content (VOC) in architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings ends on Sept.10. More

DSM is committed to creating innovative solutions with, and for, our customers and partners in order to bring healthier, better performing and more sustainable products to the lives of people today and for generations to come. Visit us on line at for more information. DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™ more

ACA to Submit Comments to EPA on its GHG Tailoring Rule, Step 3
While the GHG permitting requirements will not impact smaller stationary sources of greenhouse gases for some time, the rules set precedent as EPA moves forward with the program. 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

Bühler Purchases Leybold Optics
The agreement supplements Bühler's existing Grinding & Dispersion and Nanotechnology business units in terms of technology and market access. More

Huber Acquires Specialty Hydrate Business
The agreement includes Almatis' Bauxite, AR specialty hydrate manufacturing operation, along with all product grades under the Hydral® and SpaceRite® brands. More

OMG Americas Signs Distribution Agreements
The agreements cover all of OMG's specialty additives marketed to the coatings, inks, and adhesive business segments. More

Sherwin-Williams to Help Restore Lightship
Once the work is completed, the LV-112 will serve as a floating learning center and museum. More

Specialty Coating Systems Earns AS9100C Certification
The company's Parylene coatings protect an array of applications throughout the aerospace and defense, medical device, electronics and automotive industries. 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.
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.
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.

See us at the ACS show 2012, Booth 611.
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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Announcing the 2012 American Coatings Association Company Performance Survey
Open only to ACA members, the Company Performance Survey will provide participants not only with a completely confidential individual company performance report of your own firm's results, but also an overall industry-wide performance report, complete with how-to-use guidelines and analysis of industry-wide results. 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

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

Don't Miss the Industry's Biggest Event: The American Coatings Show
ACA's American Coatings Show is the leading North American paint and coatings industry trade show, providing immediate, valuable business opportunities, as well as a complete portfolio for the production of high-grade and competitive coatings, paints, sealants, construction chemicals, and adhesives. 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.

Register now for the American Coatings Conference
ACA's American Coatings Conference will take place May 7–9, 2012 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

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, 2012 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

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.

ASTM International Develops Enamel Holdout Standard
The primary users of ASTM D7786, Test Method for Determining Enamel Holdout are expected to be manufacturers and developers of architectural coatings. 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

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

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.

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

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
VERDIS™ - Newest Environmentally-Friendly Color Dispersions
Emerald’s VERDIS™ Dispersions - the newest technology for environmentally-friendly in-plant dispersions – 0-VOC, formaldehyde-free APE-free. Full palette of dispersions compatible with a wide range of resins, vehicles and additives. Bright & consistent - excellent batch-to-batch consistency, tinctoral strength. Excellent stability - in-package, resistance to bacterial growth, freeze-thaw. Contact us. 1.800.477.1022
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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