Coatings Today
May 4, 2011

ACA Testifies in Opposition to Paint Bill in Maine

ACA staff on April 29 testified in opposition to a paint bill before Maine's Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. LD 1433, An Act to Provide for the Recycling or Proper Disposal of Architectural Paint, is inconsistent with model PaintCare legislation.More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in AEP vs. Connecticut

This is a bellwether case, the first of several public nuisance/climate change cases now working their way from the various federal appellate circuits to the highest court for potential rulings.More

ACA's PaintCare Bill Passes Connecticut Senate

The ACA PaintCare legislation has passed the Connecticut Senate on a consent agenda and is currently pending in Connecticut's House of Representatives. The bill would have the PaintCare program implemented in 2013.More

President Obama Signs into Law Repeal of 1099 Reporting Requirements

The new 1099 reporting rules would have required businesses to track and file 1099 forms with the Internal Revenue Service for most business-to-business transactions in excess of $600 in a calendar year, beginning in 2012. More

The Changing Regulatory Environment for Aerosol Coatings

While there are currently uniform standards regulating volatile organic compound emissions for aerosol coatings in the United States because of a U.S. EPA rule for which ACA vehemently advocated, the California Air Resources Board is engaged in a comprehensive review of its reactivity regulation that will result in new, more restricted proposed standards.More

Become a Presenter with the ACA Virtual Learning Conference Program

ACA is seeking submissions for the fall 2011 schedule of the Virtual Learning Conference program. VLC's allow professionals the opportunity to stay updated on the coatings industry from the convenience of their home or office. More

2012 Waterborne Symposium Announces Call for Papers

This three-day coatings conference, sponsored by the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, will run from Feb. 13-17, 2012 in New Orleans. A dual-track forum will be offered for professionals who develop, research, specify or use additives, resins, solvents, pigments and coatings, as well as for coatings manufacturers, end-users and sales personnel.More

May Issue of JCTR Published

ACA has announced the publication of the May 2011 issue of the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research. Twelve technical articles are featured that report on significant advances in the coatings literature.More

It's Getting Closer ... Don't Miss the 2011 International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference

Register Today for ACA's International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, part of its ACSeries, to be held 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

Don't Miss Out: Become an Event Sponsor Today!

Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, to be held May 18-20 at the Sheraton Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Va. Sponsorships are available in a range of $1,500 to $5,000. Sponsor a continental breakfast, networking luncheon with tabletops or reception, and/or dinner, or choose from other sponsorship opportunities by contacting Dorothy Brawner at or 202-462-6272 ext. 267.More

Exhibitor Applications Now Available for the 2012 American Coatings Show

Exhibit space sales are underway for the American Coatings Show scheduled for May 8-10, 2012 in Indianapolis, Ind. ACA members can save up to 15 percent on the price of exhibit space by submitting their exhibitor application by Aug. 1. More

Evonik to Sell Carbon Black Business to Rhône Capital


Quest Specialty Chemicals Announces Its Sale


Dow Donates 1,000 Gallons of Paint to Cover Philadelphia Graffiti


Wacker Starts Construction on New Polysilicon Production Plant


Buhler Acquires Strategic Stake in Micronisers Australasia Pty. Ltd.


Guild CPO Names Southern Clay Products Supplier of the Year


Elementis Specialties Expands West Coast Distributor's Territory


The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) Launches a New Website

Designed with the user in mind, the updated offers simple, easy navigation for IPPIC members, as well as others interested in finding out more about the organization.More

Check out ACA's New Technological Development Fact Sheet

ACA has updated the components of its Industry Information Kit, the cornerstone of its Communications Outreach Program. The kit includes Fact Sheets on our industry's economic contributions, manufacturing data, labor statistics and environmental successes. The new Technological Developments fact sheet details the historic course of paints and coatings in the United States to the present, including a focus on smart technologies of the future.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