Coatings Today
May 18, 2011

ACA Testifies in Opposition to EPR Bills in Massachusetts

ACA's testimony stressed the paint and coatings industry's responsible and proactive history, highlighting its PaintCare pilot program in Oregon as a viable solution to the issue of post-consumer paint management.More

ACA Submits Amicus Brief in Exxon MTBE Litigation

Through its Amicus and Legal Tracking System program, ACA chooses select prominent cases each year in which it files an amicus or "friend of the court" brief as a show of support for issues that can adversely impact the industry.More

Bill to Ban Copper Boat Hull Paint Moving through California Legislature

The bill would prohibit the sale of recreational vessels with copper-based paint after 2014 and would prohibit the use or application of copper-based paint after 2018.More

EPA Reviews MACTs Under 'Chemical Sector' Rule

EPA has started work on the "residual risk" review of several chemical sector MACT standards, including the Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing (MOCM) MACT that was finalized in 2003.More

Joint Association Letter Requests Inclusion of NRC Formaldehyde Findings

In a joint association letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, ACA and allied associations requested that the department incorporate the findings of the National Research Council's report on formaldehyde into the National Toxicology Program's draft 12th Report on Carcinogens.More

ACA Seeks Nominations for 2012 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award

The lecture and award will be given at the American Coatings Conference to be held May 7-9, 2012 in Indianapolis.More

ACA Sponsors Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference

This conference, sponsored by the American Coatings Association, will take place Sept. 14–15 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C., and will offer a forum for professionals to present and discuss most recent advances in raw materials, commercially available polyurethane coatings, testing and evaluation, and applications.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 (VLC) program. VLCs 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

Sponsored by the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, the symposium will run from Feb. 13-17, 2012 in New Orleans. More

New ASTM Printing Inks Standard Developed

The new ASTM D7680 standard will be used by quality assurance departments and development and research laboratories dedicated to printing, printing ink and the graphic arts. 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 Coating Wood and Wood Composites & Advances in Polyurethane Technology ACSeries, to be held at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C., Sept.13-15. Sponsorships are available in a range of $1,500 to $5,000. Sponsor a continental breakfast, reception, or choose from other sponsorship opportunities by contacting Dorothy Brawner at or 202-462-6272 ext. 267. Don't miss out — call today!More

Register Today for the 2011 Sink or Swim Event, May 24-25

The 2011 Sink or Swim event sponsored by the Cleveland Coatings Society will be held at the University of Akron in conjunction with its Department of Polymer Engineering from May 24-25 at the Akron City Centre Hotel in Akron, Ohio, and will feature both a technical program and a short course. More

Save the Date: International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference

Part of the ACSeries, this 1 1/2 day conference will be held September 13-14 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C. It will offer a forum for professionals who research, develop, or specify wood coatings as well as those who design, build, or manufacture using wood substrates. It will provide a broad audience with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions to wood coatings use and formulation.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. ACA members can save up to 15 percent on the price of exhibit space by submitting their exhibitor application by Aug. 11. More

PPG to Purchase Dyrup


Bayer MaterialScience Invests in Baytown, Texas


Momentive Performance Materials and Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Plan Expansion of Joint Venture in China


AkzoNobel to Restructure and Split ICI Pakistan


Royce International Appoints Distributor in Canada


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

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