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ACA Submits Comments to CARB on Proposed Changes to Aerosol Coatings and Consumer Products Regulations
CARB has said that the goal for this rulemaking is to reduce volatile organic compound emissions by four tons per day, the required emissions reductions for the current State Implementation Plan. More

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.

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ACA PaintCare® Program Launches in California
ACA's PaintCare® program kicked off in California on Oct. 19 with some 350 collection sites in place, and 132 manufacturers participating in the program. The new program is the second and largest of its kind in the United States. More

EPA Stays Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Rule Prior to Oct. 29 Compliance Date
Facilities subject to EPA's Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Rule were required to comply with the updated regulations by Oct. 29. The stay will apply for 60 days, until Dec. 24. More

Paint Green

DSM wants to make life brighter for you and your customers, today and for generations to come. We connect our unique skills in material sciences to create solutions that improve coating performance. This contributes to a more sustainable world; it’s something we call Bright Science. DSM - Bright Science.
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California Regulations for the Management of Biofouling for Vessels Operating in California Waters Further Delayed
Because the industry and the California State Land Commission have not been able to come to an agreement, the regulation will not go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. More

Utah Proposes Host of Regulations for Industry Products
Among the proposed regulations is one based upon the Northeast Ozone Transport Commission's Model Rule for Adhesives and Sealants, and which contains the same categories and standards. More

Want low odor, low VOC paint?

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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

PPG to Acquire Spraylat
The transaction is expected to close in late 2012 subject to regulatory approval and closing conditions. More

BASF to Partially Acquire Ciech's TDI Business
TDI is an important component for the polyurethanes industries, used primarily in the furniture and automotive segments. More

DSM Increases Capacity for Solar Coatings
Increased functionality is expected to be on stream by the end of 2012. More

E.W. Kaufmann Company to Distribute TOLSA Group's Microspheres
E.W. Kaufmann will distribute the product through the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the Ohio Valley. More

Momentive Expands Partnership with Azelis in Russia
Azelis' operations in Russia have been established since 2008. More

Valspar to Expand Research and Development Campus in Minneapolis
The expansion is expected to be completed in early 2014, and will add 87,000 square feet of functional space. More

ASTM Announces Initiative for Developing Environmental Declarations
New ASTM International program will put them in position to serve as a program operator for Product Category Rules and Environmental Product Declarations. More

Dow Coating Materials
Dow's EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer is advanced hiding technology offering maximum TiO2 savings.
• Compatible with standard paint making process
• Use with dry or slurry TiO2
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• Improved stain resistance, removal and tannin stain blocking
Use with ROPAQUE™ Opaque Polymer to save even more.
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ACA Celebrates 125 Years
Marking its 125th anniversary, ACA is celebrating the paint and coatings industry by taking a step back in time. Check out the industry's history unfold in a new timeline that tells its story in monthly installments. More

Get Your Copy of the 3rd Global Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011-2016) at a Special Rate by Oct. 31
The third Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011–2016), published by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, is available for pre-order at an early-bird discount. But time is running out! This special rate is only available through Oct. 31. More

Job Seekers: Check Out the ACA Career Center's New Postings
The ACA Career Center now features a variety of job opportunities geared toward coatings professionals. The Career Center will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with the industry's leading employers. Among the new positions featured on the Career Center are: Applications Engineer, Sales Manager and Optical Coatings Engineer. 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.
New and Innovative Multi-Mineral Solutions
Imerys offers a range of products for protective coatings, pigment extenders and matting agents. Ask about our effective titanium dioxide extension solutions. Click here for more information.

ACA to Host Seminar on Integrating the Globally Harmonized System
ACA will present a one-and-a-half-day seminar entitled, "The New OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: Integrating the Globally Harmonized System," Nov. 28-29, at the Hilton Baltimore in Maryland. Jointly sponsored by ACA's Occupational Health and Safety, and Product Stewardship Committees, the seminar will review the sweeping revisions to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazard Communication Standard from the perspective of the paint industry. The hotel cut-off date deadline has been extended to Nov. 7. More

Register Today for IPPIC's 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council 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 platform 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

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Check out ACA's Upcoming VLCs
ACA's popular and informative Virtual Learning Conferences continue this fall with "Update on Reactivity Regulations for Aerosol Coatings: A Changing Landscape," on Nov. 8; "Smart Coatings for Detection of Early Metal Corrosion and 'Self-Healing' Corrosion Protection," on Nov. 29; "Basic Surface Chemistry, Surfactants, and Wetting Agent Selection for Coatings," on Dec. 6; and "Introduction to Color Theory," on Dec. 13. More

Specialized Coatings Industry Hiring Need?
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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.

ACA's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference to be Held March 11-13
Geared to the theme, "Leaps and Bounds: Re-energizing the Coatings Industry," ACA's CoatingsTech Conference is scheduled for March 11–13, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., and will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics. More

JCTR Highlights Recent Studies on Fouling-Release Coatings
With growing concerns related to the efficacy and environmental impact of antifouling coatings, research on nontoxic, effective marine coatings continues to be a high priority. More

Waterborne Symposium Celebrates 40 Years; Announces Preliminary Program Schedule
The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi will host the 40th annual Waterborne Symposium on Feb. 4–8, 2013. To be held at the New Orleans Marriott, the event will include short courses, a three-day symposium, a technology showcase and student poster presentations. More

Preval's Touch-up Systems
The Sprayer and vFan Portable Airbrush System fills a void in all of the Coatings Industries from Industrial, Contractor; and Consumer Users. By simply connecting an aerosol can to our Delivery system any Coating user can professionally deliver unadulterated, fine finishes, touch-ups and coatings for small surfaces.
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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.
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