Coatings Today
March 23, 2011

EPA Issues Final Boiler MACT, Dixon Environmental Developing Online Compliance Tool

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Boilers and Process Heaters sets Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) for this major source category.More

OTC to Adopt California Paint Thinner and Multipurpose Solvent Regulation

OTC has released a draft white paper which provides background on the model rule, which would likely carry a compliance date of Jan. 1, 2014.More

CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Database

CPSC is encouraging consumers to utilize the site to submit reports of harm or risks of harm, and to search for safety information on products they own or may be considering buying.More

Census' Current Industrial Reports on Administration Chopping Block

ACA and other affected industries have conveyed their opposition to the proposed elimination of this program in communications to the leadership of both the House and Senate appropriations subcommittees with oversight over the Census Bureau.More

Fourth Quarter Census Figures Indicate Steady Rebound from 2009

The fourth quarter figures again show improvement over the corresponding quarter of 2009, although the industry's shipments remain below the levels seen in 2008. More

CoatingsTech Conference Attracts Industry to Rosemont, Ill.

Geared to the theme of "The New Face of Innovation," the 2011 ACA CoatingsTech Conference drew 190 attendees to Rosemont, Ill., from March 14–16.More

March Issue of JCTR Now Available

A review article on "Anti-Fingerprint Fluorinated Coatings" leads the current issue of Journal of Coatings Technology and Research. ACA members have online access to JCTR, as well as three other materials science-related scientific journals. 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 September 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

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

November 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

First Technical Meeting of New MNYCA to be April 14

The Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA) will present, as its first technical meeting, a symposium on the topic "Troubleshooting Coating Defects."More

Registration for 2011 Chemical Security Summit Now Open

The 2011 Chemical Security Summit will be held in Baltimore on July 6-7, with special demonstrations and workshops taking place on July 5 and July 8. This conference has always sold out in the past, so please don't hesitate in registering.More

Berkshire Hathaway to Acquire Lubrizol


Ashland Inc. and Flint Group Enter Coatings and Adhesives Distribution Agreement


US Chamber of Commerce Offers Portal for Japan Aid


Deeks & Company Announces Promotions


Ribelin Sales Celebrates its 75th Anniversary


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