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That's a Wrap: 2012 American Coatings Show & Conference Deemed a Wild Success
The American Coatings Show & Conference, held May 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis was a wild success, breaking all of its previous records for visitors, exhibitors, and footprint. More

Dow Research Team Receives 2012 American Coatings Award
ACA and Vincentz Network on May 7 honored a Dow research team with the 2012 American Coatings Award, recognizing the most outstanding conference paper at the American Coatings Conference, held May 7-9 in Indianapolis. More

Dr. Stuart Croll Recognized with Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award
Dr. Stuart G. Croll, chair of the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University, was presented with the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award during his lecture at the American Coatings Conference on May 9. 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

Two Individuals Receive Roon Award at American Coatings Conference
Dr. W. Marshall Ming of Georgia Southern University received the first place Roon Award for his paper titled "Smart Coatings for Self-healing Corrosion Protection." The second place Roon Award was presented to Thomas J. Nelson, a graduate student at North Dakota State University. More

ACA Celebrates its 125th Year
ACA commemorated its century and quarter of service, success, and advancements as one of the United States' longest serving trade associations with an anniversary awards dinner that preceded the opening of the American Coatings Show and Conference, and displayed a 50-foot long industry timeline and a number of historical objects at the show. More

Jack Wickham Receives ACA's Highest Honor
ACA on May 7 presented Jack Wickham, Ace Hardware Corporation's vice president of manufacturing for its Ace Paint Division, and chair of the PaintCare® Board of Directors, with the George Baugh Heckel Award. More

ACA Honors Four Individuals with Industry Statesmen Awards
The Industry Statesmen Award is an honor given by ACA to persons at or near retirement in recognition and appreciation of their long and devoted service to the paint and coatings industry. More

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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

ACA Honors Four Individuals with ACA Industry Achievement Awards
These ACA awards are presented to persons for their distinguished achievement in service to the industry. More

ACA Honors Jamil Baghdachi with Industry Excellence Award
ACA on May 7 presented Dr. Jamil Baghdachi, director of the Coatings Research Institute at Eastern Michigan University, with its Industry Excellence Award. More

Creative Solutions Using the Power of Light®
Fusion UV Systems ( is the leading global manufacturer of industrial UV curing systems. Fusion’s systems are vital to the printing and packaging of consumer goods, automotive headlamps, flooring, medical devices, electronic components, optical fiber, flat panel displays, and more. Fusion’s patented technology enables improved productivity, reduced costs and environmental friendliness.
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.

Arkema Sells Peninsula Polymers
Peninsula Polymers will continue to represent certain Arkema Coating Resins lines in North America. More

Arsenal Capital Partners Acquires Plasticolors and Business Unit of Evonik
The firm will combine the businesses to create Chromaflo Technologies. 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. 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

Bühler's Acquisition of Leybold Optics Approved
The acquisition is part of a plan to expand Bühler's Advanced Materials division into the field of equipment for manufacturing of functional layers. More

CVC Thermoset Specialties Names Kryll as Brazilian Distributor
This is CVC's first distribution appointment in the South American market. More

Kelly-Moore Paints To Sell Zero-VOC Colorants
The transition from conventional universal colorants to the new zero-VOC colorants has already been completed in all of the company's California and Nevada locations. 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
Enhancing Formulation Performance
At this year’s American Coatings Show, Croda launched, presented and featured several products – Crodacor OME FE novel corrosion inhibitors, B-Tough toughening agents, Multiwet multifunctional wetting agents, Priamine curing agents for epoxy systems and Zephrym non/low-VOC pigment dispersants. Visit crodacoatingsandpolymers .com for more information.
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.™

Registration Opening Soon for Fall ACSeries Conferences
Conference registration for the fall ACSeries conference programs — the International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, Additives 2012 Conference, and Transportation Coatings: Driving New Technology Conference — will be available in June 2012. Visit the ACSeries page for updates on the conference. More

Register Today for the China Shanghai International Coatings Expo
To be held June 20–22 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China, the China Shanghai International Coatings Expo will focus on innovation, energy conservation, and preparation equipment for the coatings industry. In addition, the event will feature forums, technical training courses, and opportunities for exhibitors. 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 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.
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.

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

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

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

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.
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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.

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 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
Introducing the All-NEW Normlock® Stackable ring
• Fits All Gallon/Quart cans manufactured in North and South America
• Stackable feature for safe transport of UN and non-UN hazardous materials
• Your Own company label can be embossed on ring (minimum quantity required)
• Custom Colors (minimum quantity required)

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
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
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
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