Coatings Today
June. 1, 2011

ACA's PaintCare Legislation Passes Connecticut House, Awaits Signature by Governor

S.B. 828, An Act Establishing a Paint Stewardship Program, would implement PaintCare program in 2013. More

CFATS Extension Approved by House Energy and Commerce Committee

The legislation passed by the committee would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act program until 2018.More

EPA Postpones Implementation of Boiler Rules

EPA on May 16 said it would postpone implementing new air pollution limits for major source industrial boilers and solid waste incinerators indefinitely while it reconsiders portions of the rules and addresses legal challenges. The stay does not apply to EPA's hazardous air pollutant rule for smaller area source boilers.More

OMB Releases Multi-Agency Regulatory Review Plans

The U.S. Department of Transportation included in its preliminary plan, one of ACA's issues: The review of what industry identified as the especially onerous Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)'s Special Permits Program. More

House Committee Considers Amendments to CPSIA

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is considering H.R. 1939, which would amend the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) that regulates the amount of lead in children's products. 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. 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

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

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

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. 1. More

Ashland to Buy International Specialty Products for $3.2 Billion


Frazee Paint Names Max Viana New Vice President of Commercial Sales


DSM and Interfloat Sign License and Supply Agreements


DuPont to Expand Titanium Dioxide Capabilities


AkzoNobel Opens New Research Laboratory


Huber Renames Business Unit


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

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