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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

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.

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

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.
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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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Looking to Join our Team?
Quest Specialty Chemicals is a leader in the specialty coatings industry providing high performance solutions that protect, preserve, repair, and restore the assets of our companies involved in the aerospace, architectural, automotive, construction, industrial, marine, and transportation industries.

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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

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.

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

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.
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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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