Coatings Today
July 27, 2011

EPA NAAQS Proposal on Track over Industry Opposition

EPA is seeking to reduce the current air standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to a level between 60 ppb and 70 ppb. This reduction, just a couple years after the 2008 standard was set, will be extremely costly for manufacturers.More

Census Industry Figures Show Increased Shipments in 2010

Note that Census has announced that the 2010 report is slated to be the final Current Industrial Report for the coatings industry.More

EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rule For Certain Chemicals Known as Glymes

"Glymes" or glycol diethers are solvents used in a wide array of applications, including industrial paints and coatings, adhesives, batteries, and motor vehicle brake systems.More

South Korea Expands List of Chemicals to Comply with Globally Harmonized Labeling

South Korea has been aligning its chemicals classification regime with the GHS since 2008 when chemicals recently introduced into the country were first required to comply with GHS labeling.More

Formaldehyde Emissions Reporting Reminder for Bay Area Air Quality Management District Rule 32 for Wood Products Coatings

The district is currently testing several wood coatings products to determine potential formaldehyde emissions and intends to provide this information to industry later this year to assist coatings manufacturers in meeting the July 1, 2012 reporting requirements.More

ACA Seeks Papers for its Coatings for Concrete Conference

ACA is seeking submissions of abstracts for its Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held on Jan. 23, 2012 in Las Vegas. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to network with colleagues, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions for concrete coatings use, sustainability, and formulation. Submissions of abstracts are due by Aug. 15. More

ACA and Vincentz Seek Papers for the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2012

ACA and Vincentz Network are calling for papers to be presented at the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2012, which will take place May 7–9. The conference is offered in conjunction with the American Coatings SHOW, to be held May 8–10, 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.More

Proposed ASTM Standard Addresses Test Panel Preparation and Rating for Corrosion Testing

ASTM is developing its first international standard that addresses test panel preparation and rating specifically for corrosion testing of building projects.More

New Graphene Discovery Boosts Oil Exploration Efforts

A new method to harvest energy from flowing water has been developed by researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. According to the researchers, this discovery will aid in the creation of self-powered microsensors for more accurate and cost-efficient oil exploration.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

Register Today for the International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference

Registration is now available for this ACSeries event. The 1 1/2 day conference will be held Sept. 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

Registration Now Open for Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference

This 1 1/2 day ACSeries conference will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C. It is intended to update delegates on recent advances and findings in this popular technology. The event will offer a forum for professionals to present and discuss the most recent advances in raw materials, commercially available polyurethane coatings, testing, and applications. In addition, it will provide attendees with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions to coatings use/application 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

Western Coatings Symposium to be held Oct. 23-26 in Las Vegas

The 30th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium, hosted by the Arizona, Los Angeles, Pacific NW and Golden Gate Societies of Coatings Technology will be held Oct.23-26 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Four educational tracks, tabletop exhibits and University poster sessions will be featured.More

Lonza to Acquire Arch Chemicals


Ashland Constructs Plant in France


Eastman Teams Up with to Expand Offerings


Sherwin-Williams' Brian Skerry Joins SSPC Board of Governors


Somerset Selects PPG as Coatings Supplier for New Plant


Members, Check out ACA's New Online Member Services Directory

This new online resource is exclusively available to ACA members and serves as a guide to the association and its core programming and offerings. Features include searchable databases of both ACA member companies and individual members. To access the online directory, members need to use their unique username and password for login.More

ACA Company Productivity Survey Achieves 50-year Mark, Participate Today

The survey and report provide participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors. In return for their participation, participants will receive a Company Productivity Report (CPR) that displays their company's operating results alongside the industry comparatives for paint and coating firms similar to yours, as well as an Industry-Wide Report that also details the operating performance of paint and coating firms overall.More