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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

New! AC 2403 DTM Multiphase Emulsion

Alberdingk Boley is a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water base UV curable dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols as well as linseed oils. Our water-based emulsions and dispersions are designed for coatings over a variety of substrates – Wood, Concrete, Plastic, Metal, Textiles, Leather and Paper. Visit for further information.

See us at the ACS show 2012, Booth 611.

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

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™. 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

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

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

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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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
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.

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

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.
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.

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

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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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.
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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

Specialized Coatings Industry Hiring Need?
We can help! Coatings industry-specific executive search: we have built relationships with experienced professionals over more than 15 years and understand coatings technologies. Learn more.
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.

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

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.

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