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Nov. 30, 2011

NYC Proposes VOC Limits for AIM Coatings and Adhesives, ACA Submits Comments

The New York City Council is moving extremely fast and intends to vote on this proposal by Dec. 8.More

Senate Democrats Ask Industry to Provide Specifics for TSCA Modernization

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and its Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health on Nov. 17 held a joint hearing on the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011.More

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Set to Adopt New RACT Rules

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is poised to adopt new Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) rules that apply to both the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) ozone non-attainment areas. It is anticipated that the rule will become final on Dec. 29.More

Final NESHAP for Wood Furniture Directs Makers to Limit Formaldehyde and Upgrade Spray Guns

The rule establishes a formaldehyde limit of 1 percent by weight or less for finish coating and contact adhesives.More

Univar to Distribute Dow Corning Europe SA's Coatings Products in Switzerland

Univar's new coatings laboratory and its on-the-ground historical presence in Switzerland played a key role in the deal.More

Wacker Expands Indian Technical Center

The new center is located in the Mumbai suburb of Goregaon.More

Eastman Expands Hydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin Facility

It is the third expansion of the company's Regalite™ hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins facilities. More

Tikkurila Implements Job Cuts as Part of Strategic Reorganization

Areas of responsibility will be clarified and the roles of different production facilities will be reorganized.More

Carestream Tollcoating Launches Product Development Service

The company will provide total coatings customization to OEMs in display, battery components, electronic components, and medical devices markets.More

Check Out ACA's New Sustainability Message and Microsite

ACA has developed a new message on sustainability, along with an interactive microsite that illustrates how paints and coatings play an indispensible role in preserving our most prized possessions and provide for our future.More

ACA Partners with ChemQuest to Produce Upcoming U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis

This leading market study will maintain continuity with previous iterations, and will also incorporate several valuable and exciting new features.More

New Coatings Process To Make Transportation Industry Greener

The research team was led by Professor Joseph Keddie of the Department of Physics at the University of Surrey, U.K.More

2011 VLC-On-Demand Listings Now Available

ACA's Virtual Learning Conferences (VLCs) provide the latest coatings technology information to the industry in an easily accessible way. The VLC-On-Demand program allows coatings professionals to access past VLCs and keep the presentations for distribution among colleagues.More

Sign Up Today for the 39th Annual Waterborne Symposium

The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold the symposium from Feb. 13–17, 2012 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans. This five-day event will feature presentations by experts in the field of polymer science and surface coatings, multiple short courses, and a Technology Showcase which will present emerging technologies and new materials and equipment.More

Register for ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference

ACA's 2012 Coatings for Concrete Conference is to be held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 23, 2012. This one-day event will offer a forum for professionals who specify and use coatings on concrete as well as for coatings manufacturers and raw materials suppliers.More

Become a Sponsor Today

Sponsorships enhance your brand and present a strategic opportunity for every business. Join the ranks of savvy companies and get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on Jan. 23, 2012. Sponsorships are available from $1,500 to $3,500. Don't miss out! Contact ACA's Dorothy Brawner at or 202-462-6272 ext. 267 to become a sponsor or learn more. More

Exhibitor Applications 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.More