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PHMSA Requests Comments on Incident Data Collection and Use
ACA filed a petition with DOT's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in July 2010 requesting that the agency initiate a new rulemaking in order to except paint and paint-related materials in PG II in packagings of five gallons or less from the DOT Form 5800.1 reporting, and modify the Hazardous Materials Incident Report Form 5800.1 and Guidance, in order to gather more accurate and meaningful data. More

IPPIC's 4th Global Marine Forum Deemed Great Success
The forum, which provides a unique, interactive environment for exchanging views and gaining new perspectives on the future of the international marine coatings industry, attracted 63 participants from 15 countries. 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.
Brighter Living™. MORE

Two ACA Government Affairs Programs Expand Websites
ACA has launched redesigned websites for its Paint Council Network and Coatings Connect programs. More

DC Circuit Judge May Remand 2008 EPA NAAQS for Ozone
A Federal Appeals Court may remand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone, according to judges' questioning during oral arguments held Nov. 16 in Mississippi v. EPA. More

IPPIC Paper Offers Methodology for Assessing Antifouling Coatings' Efficacy
The document provides guidance on how to conduct, assess, record and report results from efficacy evaluations, and was developed to address questions regarding the efficacy of antifouling 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
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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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BASF to Build New Plant in Freeport, Texas
Emulsion polymers facility is expected to boost company growth strategy, create jobs. More

Chemtura to Sell Antioxidant and UV Stabilizers Business to SK Capital Partners
The transaction is expected to close by the end of this year, or the start of next. More

Dow Increases Propylene Glycol Capacity at Stade, Germany Plant
Total site capacity for propylene glycol jumps to 290 kilotons per annum. More

Hempel Coatings Expands to Deer Park, Texas
New warehouse is equipped to hold more than 140,000 gallons of paint inventory. More

Oxea Delivers 1st Specialty Esters Produced at New Unit
Chemical company is expected to increase ester production by more than half. More

Valspar Announces Strategic Partnership with Retailer B&Q
Valspar to become "flagship paint brand" for retailer in the U.K. and Ireland. 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.
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

Reserve Your Copy of the 3rd Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011-2016)
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. 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

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.
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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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

ACA Seeks Papers for its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference to be held in May 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Abstracts should address regulations affecting the coatings industry, testing methods, and new technology related to regulatory guidelines, and are due by Jan. 15, 2013. More

Check out ACA's Upcoming VLCs
ACA's popular and informative Virtual Learning Conferences continue this fall with "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

Papers Sought for Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials Conference: Vision for the Future
Abstracts (up to 200 words) are being accepted for oral presentations at Underwriters Laboratories and NIST's Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials Conference: Vision for the Future, to be held March 3-8, 2013, at the Hyatt Hotel in Monterey, Calif. 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

Registration Now Open for 'Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology'
The Emulsion Polymers Institute at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. will host a one-week short course entitled "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology," June 3–7, 2013. More

Looking to Join our Team?
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