Coatings Today
Jul. 25, 2012

ACA PaintCare Program Plan Receives Official Sign-Off from CalRecycle, California Program to Begin Oct. 19

The California PaintCare® program is intended to significantly increase post-consumer architectural paint collection sites and recycling opportunities for residents, small businesses and other generators of post-consumer architectural paint, while providing substantial cost savings to municipal household hazardous waste collection programs.More

ACA Urges Congress To Pass Regulatory Reform Package

The bundling of reform bills — the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Jobs Creation Act — was at press time scheduled for debate on the House floor this week.More

Massachusetts Storage Tank Bill Close to Passage

ACA and its Massachusetts Paint Council (MPC) are pursuing passage of a bill to relieve the inspection burden on local paint companies for storage tanks currently subject to annual fire marshal inspections and fees.More

ACA Partners with U.S. Department of Commerce on Export Initiative

ACA recently partnered with the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, in an effort to help the country grow the number of industry companies that export products. The partnership — called the New Market Export Initiative — connects ACA member companies to international buyers worldwide and provides a wide array of services, including trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking and commercial diplomacy.More

Changes to Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting Forms

Most significantly, facilities need to keep track of a few additional things during the 2013 reporting period. The final rule is effective on Jan. 1, 2014, and facilities must comply with the new requirements for the 2013 reporting year.More

ACA Joins American High Performance Building Coalition

The coalition will provide critical experience and expertise to the development of green building standards, and will support performance-based building codes, standards and rating systems developed in conformance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, the established voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system.More

ACA Market Trends Report in Development

ACA is launching a new program to replace the annual and quarterly reports on the coatings industry that had been prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau under its Current Industrial Reports program for many years. Check out the new ACA Market Trends Report page, which features a demo site for the report and subscription information.More

Coming Soon! ACA to Launch New Online Career Center

ACA will launch a new interactive job board on Aug. 1. With its focus on coatings industry companies, the ACA Career Center offers its members — and the coatings industry at large — an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.More

ACA Announces New Officers, Frank C. Sullivan and Sandra Berg

Frank C. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of RPM International Inc. will serve as Chairman and Sandra Berg, President and CEO of Ellis Paintwill serve as Vice Chairman & Treasurer. Both Sullivan and Berg will serve 2-year terms on ACA's Board, ending in April 2014.More

Hempel Acquires Blome International

According to the company, the acquisition will not change Blome International's brand identities and Hempel USA will continue to carry out Blome International's existing objectives in North America.More

Brenntag Specialties Opens New Construction Application Lab

Located in Phoenix, Ariz., the facility is intended to build on the company's technical support capability in the construction market.More

Cytec Completes Acquisition of Umeco

The acquired business will initially be reported as a separate segment.More

Arkema to Acquire Brazilian Acrylic Specialties Site

Under the terms of the agreement, Arkema, through its subsidiary Coatex, will acquire Resicryl's Araçariguama production site, which is located outside of Sao Paulo.More

Wacker Honors Researchers for Novel Dispersions

Christian Daniels, John Boylan, and Bruce Gruber were presented with the 2012 Alexander Wacker Innovation Award for their development of two dispersions based on vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers.More

Registration Now Open for IPPIC's 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) will hold its 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum Nov. 6–8, in Singapore at the Goodwood Park Hotel. The Global Marine Coatings Forum provides a unique, interactive forum for exchanging views and gaining new perspectives on the future growth of the industry and the impacts of ever-increasing and stringent safety, health, and environmental regulations.More

Register Today for Fall ACSeries Conferences

Conference registration for the fall ACSeries conference programs — the International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, Additives 2012 Conference, and Transportation Coatings: Driving New Technology Conference — is now available. Register Today!More

ACA Seeks Nominations for its 2013 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award

ACA is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its CoatingsTech Conference, March 11–13, 2013. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2012.More

JCTR Readers: Sign Up for 'ToC Alerts'

At publication of each new issue of the Journal of Coatings Technology, the table of contents is announced through a special emailing. Readers can easily register for this free service on the journal's homepage.More

Roon Award and Gordon Award Papers Invited for 2013 CoatingsTech Conference

The CoatingsTech Conference, scheduled for March 11-13, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics. In addition, submissions for several prestigious paper competitions are invited.More

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Invents Revolutionary Plastic Material that 'Bleeds' When Damaged

The material has the potential to be developed into self-repairing surfaces in a wide variety of commonly used products, including cell phones, laptops, and military weapons.More