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ACA Submits Amicus Brief Supporting U.S. Supreme Court Review in U.S. Steel vs. Milward
ACA is hopeful that the nation's highest court will bolster its essential holdings in Daubert and successive opinions demanding that trial courts act affirmatively as gate-keepers to ensure that expert witnesses employ true scientific methodology to support their expert opinions. More

ACA Comments on ARB's Preliminary Data Summaries for Aerosol and Aerosol Adhesive Products
The preliminary data summaries are the reported results of the agency's data collection and analysis. These data points become the database upon which a Product Weighted Maximum Incremental Reactivity rulemaking is based and which ultimately result in stricter air quality standards for the regulated products. More

Formaldehyde Emissions Reporting Reminder for Bay Area Air Quality Management District Rule 32 for Wood Products Coatings
Manufacturers of wood coatings with at least 1000 gallons for wood coatings sold or distributed into the Bay Area District are required to estimate formaldehyde emissions from each of the wood coatings, based on 2011 sales. This requirement must be fulfilled by July 1, 2012. More

EPA Proposes Policy Change to New Source Performance Standards Review
Under the proposal, EPA would forgo reviews of the standards if it finds the current level of control is appropriate, no new or modified sources are expected in the next eight years, or more stringent Clean Air Act standards exist for the sources. More

Update: Proposed Rules for Adhesives and Sealants
Activity is gearing up around rulemakings for industrial adhesives and sealants from state to state, and ACA is monitoring and engaging in the process to ensure consistent standards across the country. More

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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.

CARB Special Reporting Requirements for Multi-purpose Solvent and Paint Thinner Products Soon Approaching
In 2009, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a Paint Thinner and Multipurpose Solvent rule, limiting the level of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in paint thinners and multipurpose solvents sold in California. More

Quest Acquires Patriot Paint
Quest says the acquisition of Patriot Paint adds to its product and market offerings and its overall objective to provide the industrial and transportation markets with a variety of solutions for how to protect and treat metal substrates. More

PPG Completes Purchase Agreement with Dyrup A/S
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dyrup produces architectural coatings and specialty products. More

Dow and Davy License Hydroformylation Technology to Chinese Company
In addition to the license agreement, Dow and Wison Energy also signed a product purchase agreement wherein Dow will purchase a portion of the company's products over a certain period of time. More

NETZSCH - One Source For Coatings
NETZSCH specializes in machinery for grinding and dispersion of coatings; we have been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment for over 130 years. Optimal results are achieved when using NETZSCH Beads®. The combined resources of NETZSCH, Premier Mills and NETZSCH Beads® offer total system solutions.

Lonza Finalizes Acquisition of Arch Chemicals
Arch Chemicals is now an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Lonza, which owns more than 90 percent of the outstanding shares of Arch's common stock. More

Dow Corning and Wacker Open Plant in China
The site is expected to provide a combined capacity for siloxane and pyrogenic silica of approximately 210,000 metric tons per year. More

Arizona Chemical and Lintech Strike Distribution Deal
Distribution coverage of Arizona's adhesives, inks, coatings, and chemical intermediate product lines will be enhanced. More

Rhodia Opens Production Units in China
The company's surfactant-based formulations are used in various applications, including those involving coatings. More
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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

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

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, La. This five-day event will feature presentations by experts in the field of polymer science and surface coatings, short courses, and a Technology Showcase which will present emerging technologies and new materials and equipment. 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

Dr. Stuart G. Croll to Deliver 2012 Mattiello Lecture at ACA's American Coatings Conference
The American Coatings Conference will be held May 7-9, 2012 in Indianapolis, in conjunction with the American Coatings Show, May 8-10. More

Call for Papers Issued for Southern Society Annual Meeting
The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) has issued a call for papers for their 2012 Annual Meeting Technical Conference. The Annual Meeting will be held on March 11–14, 2012 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Fla. More

R.E. Carroll Inc. promotes Coating Additives
R.E. Carroll Inc., a distributor of raw materials to the Paint & Coatings market, is promoting Cellulose Ethers and Redispersable Polymer Powders from Yil-Long Chemical Group Ltd. See our website for more details. MORE

ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference to be Held in Las Vegas
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.

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

NorthPak Container Co.

NorthPak Container is a full line rigid packaging distributor who is proud to focus on the Paint and Coatings Industry.
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