Coatings Today
Feb. 23, 2011

ACA Responds to Administration's Outreach on Regulatory Relief for Industry

Earlier this month, ACA responded to the Obama Administration's outreach to the industry and its trade associations to identify regulatory impediments to business innovation and competitiveness.More

Republican Lawmakers Join Administration in Urging for Dismissal of GHG Public Nuisance Case

The petitioners are public utilities who under the lower court ruling could be forced to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions based on a coalition of states and public interests groups filing common law public nuisance cases.More

California Appellate Decision in Shell Oil is Now Final

The appellate court's unanimous opinion issued last October affirmed all parts of a Sacramento trial court verdict rejecting Shell's attempt to force a reallocation of the cost of the program away from the gasoline industry and onto the coatings industry. More

IPPIC Participates in IMO Session Significant to Antifouling Coatings on Ships

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) held the 15th session of its Bulk Liquids and Gases Subcommittee the second week of February at IMO headquarters in London, with ACA in attendance as a representative of the International Paint and Printing Inks Council (IPPIC). IPPIC has held official non-governmental observer status since 2008.More

Full Schedule Now Available for Coatings Tech Conference

This second biennial Coatings Tech Conference, to be held March 14–16 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill., seeks to provide a multi-track forum for all professionals in the coatings industry. Leading this signature educational event will be four informative, half-day technology short courses held on Monday, March 14.More

Don't Miss Concrete Coatings VLC

On March 10, from 1 – 2 p.m. EST, the ACA-sponsored Virtual Learning Conference will focus on the challenges and benefits of coating concrete substrates, presented by Mike Praw of BASF. In this one-hour conference, Praw will help participants better understand the variety of coatings that are available, and the properties that are required for specific applications.More

Register Today for Advanced Environmental Management Systems VLC

On March 24, from 1 – 2 p.m. EST, ACA's Steve Sides and David Darling will address how the more advanced EMS have moved "beyond compliance" to embrace broader performance objectives. These broader objectives include those emanating from corporate sustainability initiatives, output from expanded life-cycle assessments of manufacturing activities, and an assessment of facility/location-specific ecosystem impacts.More

The first of a two-part VLC: Coatings Rheology I - Fundamentals

Part one of a two-part VLC will take place on April 7, from 1 – 2 p.m. EST, and will be lead by Raymond Fernando of California Polytechnic State University. This course covers important rheology parameters — viscosity, shear-thinning, thixotropy, viscoelasticity — and their measurement, and how these parameters are related to various formulation aspects. More

2011 International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference is Fast Approaching, Register Today!

As part of its ACSeries, ACA will host the 2011 International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, May 18-20 at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va. This conference will provide a unique platform for discussion of innovative technologies and best management practices for the regulation of protective marine coatings. This conference will offer one track focused on technology advances and research, and an alternative track for managerial and sales personnel.More

US Commercial Service to Host Conference on Opportunities in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia Markets

On April 26-27, the U.S. Commercial Service will sponsor a two-day business forum at the Westin Galleria in Houston, bringing together senior commercial officers from the Africa, Middle East, and South Asia regions. The conference aims to help business identify new export markets and opportunities, obtain the resources necessary to succeed in foreign markets, and develop market entry strategies.More

Windy City Coatings Course Offers Introductory and Advanced Sessions

The Windy City Coatings Course, a two-day educational course offering introductory and advanced sessions led by industry experts, will be held April 27–28 at DePaul University in Rolling Meadows, Ill.More

Archway Sales, Inc. Acquires DH Litter Company


Cytec to Sell Building Block Chemicals Business


Tikkurila Completes Divestment of Powder Coatings Business


CPS Color Increases Colorant Production


Ferro Expands Fine Silver Production Capacity


Sherwin-Williams, Cabot, and TH Hilson Host Science Students


Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award

Submissions for ACA's 2011 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through April 15 via its Web-based electronic entry form. The awards will be presented for safety performance on a plant's eligibility. There are four categories of Safety Awards.More

AVAILABLE NOW: Order Your Copy of the New IPPIC Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2009–2014)

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council has published its second Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis (2009–2014). This comprehensive market research report will offer in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, customer and competitive movements, and important trends and driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry.More