Coatings Today
Sep. 19, 2012

ACA Testifies at Hearing on California Green Chemistry Regulations

ACA strongly believes that the extended producer responsibility section in the draft regulations needs to have an automatic exemption for such programs created by statute in California, such as ACA's PaintCare® program. More

House Subcommittee Hearing Raises Issue of EPA Role in Chemical Security

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy considered whether it would be appropriate for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to employ the general duty clause of the Clean Air Act to regulate chemical facility security.More

ACA Convinces SCAQMD to Remove 2 Marine Coatings Categories from 2012 AQMP Plan

The AQMP originally proposed further reductions in volatile organic compounds content for for Marine Coatings Operations (rules 1106) and Pleasure Craft Coatings Operations (1106.1)More

EPA 'Area Source' Rules Compliance Dates Just Around the Corner

Facilities subject to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rule will need to comply by Dec. 3, 2012; facilities subject to EPA's Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Rule will need to comply by Oct. 29, 2012.More

DHS Announces 1st Site Security Plan Approval

The facility, which has been notified of the approval, falls within Tier 1, the tier that represents the highest level of risk under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.More

PPG Increases Precipitated Silica Capacity in North America

According to the company, growing demand led to the new expansion, predicted to be online by early 2014.More

Sika to Streamline Management Structure

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the specialty chemicals company said it will reduce its management team from 14 members to nine.More

Michelman Opens Offices in Mumbai

The company develops water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, as well as water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood and floor care, industrial coatings, inks and composites. More

Evonik Begins Construction of Polybutadiene Plant in Marl, Germany

Scheduled for completion in mid-2013, the plant is anticipated to have an annual capacity of several thousand metric tons.More

BASF Opens Dispersions Plant in Durban, South Africa

Through the new plant, BASF expects to supply acrylic dispersions to its customers in the South African and Sub-Saharan African coatings and construction industries.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 categoriesMore

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

Register Today for ACA's Transportation Coatings Conference: Driving New Technology!

ACA's Transportation Coatings Conference: Driving New Technology, will be held Oct. 29-30, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. This 1.5 day conference will showcase recent advances and findings in technology to those who use, formulate, specify and supply coatings for the transportation industry. End-user perspective for the automotive and aerospace industries also will be highlighted.More

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

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council 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

Check out ACA's Upcoming VLCs

ACA's popular and informative Virtual Learning Conferences continue this fall with "What's in a Can of Paint - Formulating Coatings for the Architectural Market: Part I," on Sept. 27; "What's in a Can of Paint - Formulating Coatings for the Architectural Market: Part II," on Oct. 4; "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance VOC Update," on Oct. 11; and "Basic Surface Chemistry, Surfactants, and Wetting Agent Selection for Coatings," on Dec. 6. More

Don't Miss the AWFI 2012 Technology & Training Symposium!

The National Center for Coatings Application, Research, and Education (C-CARE) has partnered to present the AWFI 2012 Technology & Training Symposium, to be held Oct. 22-26 at the AWFI Lab at Riverstone in South Boston, Va. This inaugural conference is a must-attend event for professionals in the aerospace, automotive, wood and general industries seeking to enhance their applications' performance. With over 25 seminars, this symposium offers a forum for industry experts across varied coatings' sectors to take advantage of hands-on training and open lab demonstrations. Register before Oct. 8 to take advantage of special pricing and attend as many seminars as you wish.More

CoatingsTech Conference Call for Papers Deadline Extended to Oct. 1 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

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