Coatings Today
March 9, 2011

ACA Developing 'Area Source' Compliance Manual for Members

The manual will be available this fall and will contain compliance tools including rules factsheets, rule summaries, overview presentations, compliance timelines, checklists, and sample reporting documents. More

Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in AEP v. Connecticut on April 19

This is a bellwether case, the first of several public nuisance/climate change cases now working their way from the various federal circuits to the highest court for potential rulings. ACA has been engaged at the appellate level in all the principal public nuisance/climate change cases.More

Paint Product Stewardship Update

With the recent economic downturn, many localities are faced with budget shortfalls and are looking for ways to reduce their waste management budgets. As a result, proposals have cropped up that would impose stringent and burdensome requirements on paint producers to fund and manage end-of-life systems for their products.More

User Fees Proposed for Special Permits and Approvals in Transportation Budget Legislation

PHMSA is asking Congress to approve a budget with these fees incorporated into it. PHMSA does not currently have the authority to assess these fees. If the budget passes with this in it, the agency will have to do a rulemaking in order to get it done.More

Just Days Left to Register for the Coatings Tech Conference

Register today for the Coatings Tech Conference, March 14–16 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill. The conference offers a multi-track forum for all professionals in the coatings industry, and will kick off with four informative, half-day Technology Short Courses held on Monday, March 14.More

Don't Miss the Advanced Environmental Management Systems VLC

On March 24, from 1-2 p.m. EDT, 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 (LCA) of manufacturing activities, and an assessment of facility/location-specific ecosystem impacts.More

Researchers Use New High Temperature Chromatography System in Novel Work

Utilizing data measured using a Viscotek high temperature gel permeation chromatography (HT-GPC) system from Malvern Instruments, researchers are successfully innovating novel polymer coatings. The researchers have shown that the system is crucial for efficient polymer characterization, reliably providing absolute molecular weight and structural information to support research goals.More

Register Today for the 2011 International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference

Registration is now open for the International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference. As part of its ACSeries, ACA will host the conference, which runs 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.More

ABRAFATI 2011: Seeking Papers for the Combined 12th International Coatings Congress and the Exhibition of Coatings Industry Suppliers

Nov. 21-23, the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will host ABRAFATI 2011, the main Latin American event in the coatings industry and one of the most important at the worldwide level, at the Transamerica Expo Center.More

International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference Announces Call for Papers

As part of its ACSeries, ACA will sponsor this two-day conference, which runs from Sept. 13-14 in Charlotte, N.C. A dual-track forum will be offered for professionals who research, develop, or specify wood coatings as well as those who design, build, or manufacture using wood substrates.More

Call for Papers Announced for Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference

This two-day ACSeries conference, sponsored by ACA, is intended to update delegates on recent advances and findings in this popular technology. It will offer a forum for professionals to present and discuss the most recent advances in raw materials, commercially available polyurethane coatings, testing and evaluation, and applications.More

Oxea Extends Specialty Ester Capacity, Intends to Build a New Unit


Ribelin Sales Appointed new BASF Polyurethane CASE Distributor


Croda International, PLC Shortlisted for 2010 Company of the Year


BASF Moves Polyurethane Systems Production for Subsea Insulation to Gulf Coast


Glidden Announces New iPhone Application


ASTM International Selected as Third Party Certifier


ACA Launches New, Improved Website

ACA's new website employs a sharper design, smarter navigation, and simpler, more intuitive organization. It's all in an effort to make key ACA information and resources easier to find, with less searching and fewer clicks of the mouse.More

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 (IPPIC) 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