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House Panel Advances Bills to Bar New Regulations
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills on April 26 that would place a moratorium on all new federal rules and bar President Obama and future presidents from issuing "midnight regulations" at the end of their terms. 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

ACA Activity Ramped up on Auto Refinish Front
ACA has secured interpretive language from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) stating that its rule for Consumer Products, which regulates paint thinners and solvents, does not include thinners used specifically in marine and automotive refinish coatings. More

Growth of Global Chemical Information Requirements Raises Alarm about Proprietary Information Protection
China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea have all either amended their existing chemical regulations or are developing new regulatory programs, and Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam also are expected to develop their own regulatory systems over the next few years. 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

IPPIC to Seek Addition of Special Packing Provision for Paints and Paint Products from UN Subcommittee
ACA, as part of the International Paint and Printing Inks Council (IPPIC), is developing a proposal to ask for a Class 9 proper shipping name for paint and paint-related materials before the United Nations' Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCETDG). 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

CLEARCorps USA Completes the Largest Lead-based Paint Remediation Project in the United States
CLEARCorps USA and its team of local partners in Rhode Island made history by completing the largest lead paint remediation project in U.S. history, bringing 615 homes in low-income communities up to lead safe standards. More

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

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

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.

Come see us at booth 723 at the American Coatings Show
May 8-10, 2012
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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AkzoNobel Announces Management Changes
Ton Büchner has been appointed as a member of the company's board of management and will assume the role of CEO. More

Dymax Integrates Bomar Specialties into Corporate Structure
As a result of the agreement, Bomar Specialties will be renamed Dymax Oligomers & Coatings. 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

Emerald Expands Benzoic Acid Production at Rotterdam Facility
The 20 kiloton flake capacity expansion will support increased market demand in the coatings and other industrial segments. More

Miller Paint Forms Alliance with Kelly-Moore Paint
The alliance will increase Miller Paint's presence in the region from eight to 17 stores, allowing it to better serve their professional and retail customers. More

Lumiflon for Architectural Applications

Lumiflon continues to provide architects with superior paint systems worldwide. With its superior weatherability, LUMIFLON® ensures a longer life on building exteriors leading to a decrease in life cycle costs. MORE

PPG Relocates Aerospace Sales Office
The staff of the new sales office provides regional support to original-equipment and maintenance customers in commercial, business, and military aviation, as well as military land-based transportation. 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.

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

Register Now for the American Coatings Conference
ACA's American Coatings Conference will take place next week, 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.

Register for Carbon Black World 2012
Smithers Rapra's Carbon Black World 2012 conference is fast approaching. From Nov. 7-9 at the Omni San Diego in San Diego, Calif., it will unite the top names from the carbon black, tire, rubber, ink and feedstock industries for comprehensive look at the most up-to-the-minute information and developments in the carbon black marketplace. 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.

Sign up Today for Color & Pigments 2012
Smithers Rapra's Color & Pigments 2012 event, which includes the Future of Pigments and Color Cosmetics Summit, will be held Oct. 24–26 at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami. Attendees will learn the latest industry developments in the color and pigments fields while also gaining valuable business contacts through the multiple networking events. 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

Preval's New Touch-up Paint System

The worlds first hybrid, multi-surface touch-up system. Preval's vFan delivers professional, portable spray detail from a 1/16" to 3" fan pattern; complimenting larger spray equipment.
Click here for 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

Marubeni Specialty Chemicals excels in the domestic and international distribution of Hydrocarbon and Chemical Solvents, Epoxy Resins and Acrylates within a full line of performance, industrial and specialty chemicals and maintains a leadership position with sourcing, sales, marketing and distribution of high quality ingredients. Call 800-457-3743 or visit
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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