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ACA Paint & Coatings Buyers Guide Customer Satisfaction Survey

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on this important sourcing tool and how we can better serve YOUR NEEDS. Your individual responses will remain completely confidential. You can easily access the survey by clicking here.

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

Want low odor, low VOC paint?

Celanese Emulsions can help you meet regulatory and marketing goals for low VOC, low odor interior paint – ask us about EcoVAE VAE emulsions today! 972-922-4014
LANGGUTH - Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for the labeling of coatings and chemical containers. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production to tapered, rectangular, and round containers of all sizes. 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

Creative Solutions Using the Power of Light®
Fusion UV Systems ( is the leading global manufacturer of industrial UV curing systems. Fusion’s systems are vital to the printing and packaging of consumer goods, automotive headlamps, flooring, medical devices, electronic components, optical fiber, flat panel displays, and more. Fusion’s patented technology enables improved productivity, reduced costs and environmental friendliness.
Find Raw Materials Faster at is an industry-focused search engine that connects product developers with raw material suppliers. Only has searchable technical documents from over 1,000 global raw material suppliers. You will find data sheets, MSDS, and applications, and can request samples from multiple suppliers with a single click.
Established in 1978, Jelight Company Inc. is a recognized manufacturer of high-quality medium pressure ultraviolet (UV) light sources. Jelight is the world’s leading manufacturer of portable UV-curing systems for field-applied UV coatings. JFC-4 series and JUVC-5 series products are used for UV-curing applications. Jelight has processing equipment capable of manufacturing arc lengths up to 200 inches available in 100 to 1200 watts per inch.

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

New and Innovative Multi-Mineral Solutions
Imerys offers a range of products for protective coatings, pigment extenders and matting agents. Ask about our effective titanium dioxide extension solutions. Click here for more information.
We Brighten Lives

The Shepherd Color Company, one of the world's leading producers of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP's) has a wide range of colors available and used in the coatings industry.

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

LUCIDA COLORS™ Energy Curable Dispersions
LUCIDA COLORS EC Dispersions – High-performance pigments with more fade resistance. Improved handling with excellent rheology and low odor. Wide compatibility in UV and EB systems and with photo-initiators available on the market today. Includes 12-color palette of dispersions and four Trans-Oxides® for paints and stains.
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Will your coatings
last outdoors?
Don’t guess when you can test! Q-Lab is the leader in weathering test equipment and exposure testing. Our QUV® accelerated weathering tester reproduces damage caused by sunlight and moisture. Find out how it can help increase the durability of your products. It is the World’s Most Widely Used Weathering Tester.
Paint Green

DSM wants to make life brighter for you and your customers, today and for generations to come. We connect our unique skills in material sciences to create solutions that improve coating performance. This contributes to a more sustainable world; it’s something we call Bright Science. DSM - Bright Science.
Brighter Living™.

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

Coatings Industry Executive Search Specialists

Thomas Brooke International has specialized in recruitment for the coatings industry for 15 years. Confidential service, global reach, technical understanding. Click here for more information.
Your Partner in Global Sourcing

Acme-Hardesty is the largest supplier of castor oil and oleochemical products to the Paint & Coatings Industry. We are committed to excellent service and quality.

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

Preval's Touch-up Systems
The Sprayer and vFan Portable Airbrush System fills a void in all of the Coatings Industries from Industrial, Contractor; and Consumer Users. By simply connecting an aerosol can to our Delivery system any Coating user can professionally deliver unadulterated, fine finishes, touch-ups and coatings for small surfaces.
Call 815-634-5890 or visit for more information.
Wood Coatings Solutions from Lubrizol

Turboset® Ultra Pro self-crosslinking waterborne polyurethane dispersion - transforming wood coatings. This one component product contains polymer particles that crosslink after application and while drying.

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

Experience the R.E. Carroll Inc. Difference

Quality Raw Materials and Process Oils, Competitive Prices , and Multiple Warehouse Locations throughout the United States for over 85 years. Experience the R.E. Carroll Inc. difference today! MORE
Introducing the All-NEW Normlock® Stackable ring
• Fits All Gallon/Quart cans manufactured in North and South America
• Stackable feature for safe transport of UN and non-UN hazardous materials
• Your Own company label can be embossed on ring (minimum quantity required)
• Custom Colors (minimum quantity required)

Marubeni Specialty Chemicals excels in the domestic and international distribution of Hydrocarbon and Chemical Solvents, Epoxy Resins and Acrylates within a full line of performance, industrial and specialty chemicals and maintains a leadership position with sourcing, sales, marketing and distribution of high quality ingredients. Call 800-457-3743 or visit

MaXimum matting efficiency in low-VOC coatings, such as high-solids decorative and industrial as well as UV-cured paint systems.

Grace´s SYLOID® MX Generation matting agents, based on an innovative porous silica technology, are specifically formulated to deliver enhanced performance in environmentally-friendly coatings that exhibit minimal film shrinkage during drying. MORE
BECKOSOL AQ® Alkyd Latex

For over 80 years, Reichhold has been a pioneer in creating innovative resin technologies for the coatings industry. We proudly introduce BECKOSOL AQ®, a family of biobased alkyd latex resins that combine superior performance and regulatory compliance. From stains to metal primers, BECKOSOL AQ® is the natural selection. For more information, please visit
Dow Coating Materials
Dow's EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer is advanced hiding technology offering maximum TiO2 savings.
• Compatible with standard paint making process
• Use with dry or slurry TiO2
• Excellent exterior durability and color matching
• Improved stain resistance, removal and tannin stain blocking
Use with ROPAQUE™ Opaque Polymer to save even more.
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