Coatings Today
Aug. 22, 2012

IPPIC to Submit Formal Proposals Seeking Addition of Special Packing Provision for Paints and Paint Products to UN Subcommittee

IPPIC will be submitting the formal proposals by the Sept. 7 deadline for the UN’s 42nd session in December in Geneva, Switzerland.More

SCAQMD's 2012 Air Quality Management Plan Moving Forward, ACA to Submit Additional Comments Aug. 31

ACA is concerned that if extreme and unproven reductions are approved, the industry will be forced to achieve the volatile organic compound targets regardless of whether the set control measures are technologically feasible.More

EU Chemicals Agency Lists 38 Substances as Potential 'Substances of Very High Concern'

This listing could mean the substances could be subject to ban or limitations on their use under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances, or REACH regulation.More

Update: Federal Industrial Surface Coating Control Technique Guidelines (CTGs)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised many of its Control Technique Guidelines (CTG) between 2006 and 2008; but over the last few years, several states have adopted the lower volatile organic (VOC) CTG limits.More

ACA Asks that Current Liability Standards be Maintained in Final Medicare Secondary Payer and 'Future Medicals' Rule

ACA has signed onto a letter urging the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to clarify, in any final rule regarding the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) process and future medicals that all requirements apply solely to Medicare beneficiaries.More

Reserve the 3rd Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011 – 2016) for a Special 'Early Bird' Rate

The report covers the three primary categories of coatings — Decorative, OEM and Special Purpose — and the many sub-segments within each of these categories.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

Check out ACA's Facebook Page

ACA has officially staked out its presence on social media with the launch of its new Facebook page. The page will be used primarily as a platform for sharing ACA-related content, such as announcements of association events, content from our publications, and videos. Make sure you "Like" us on Facebook.More

BASF Expands Automotive Coatings Production in China

The new plant, scheduled to begin production in early 2014, will increase BASF's local production capacity for basecoat by 13,500 tons per year. More

BP to Invest $100M in Research on Coatings, Materials

The 10-year investment program will support research in seven primary areas: smart coatings, structural materials, functional materials, catalysis, membranes, energy storage and energy harvesting.More

Arkema Increases Fluoropolymer Production Capacity

Production capacity for Kynar® fluoropolymer at Arkema's Changshu site in China has increased by 50 percent.More

Emerald Kalama Chemical Opens Technical Center

The center includes an array of instruments used to develop formulations and to optimize product performance in a variety of end-use applications, including latex adhesives, coatings, plastisols, caulks, and sealants.More

Elementis to Lease Space from Bayer MaterialScience; Will Produce Additives and Dispersants for Coatings

Elementis plans to produce specialty rheological additives and dispersants for water-based coatings.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

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

SSCT Issues Call for Papers for 2013 Annual Technical Meeting

The Southern Society for Coatings Technology will host its annual technical conference on April 21-24, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla.More

Nominations for ACA's 2013 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award Due Aug. 31

The deadline is fast approaching for submitting nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at ACACoatingsTech Conference, March 11–13, 2013. More

September Issue of JCTR Now Available

The September issue of the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research features 13 original research articles and two Brief Communications.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