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Coating Makers See Cuban Opening

U.S. coating and building materials makers may now ship goods to Cuba for some renovation projects, under newly approved federal regulations.


Coating Makers Score Label Reprieve

Federal regulators will grant coating manufacturers more time to meet new global requirements for labeling and safety data sheets, the American Coatings Association has announced.


Coating Makers Seek Delay on Risk RFI

Calling the data demands too much and too soon, U.S. paint and coating makers have requested three additional months to produce information on their risk-management plans for chemical releas...


Data Demands Rile Coating Makers

A sweeping plan to collect years of sales and formulation data on paints and coatings in California is not sitting well with manufacturers. And the new round of VOC-cutting that may follow i...


ACA Retrenches in Blight Fight

Coating suppliers are sharpening their focus for the next wave in the multimillion-dollar battle against graffiti with new resources and a new name.


ACA Appoints First Female Leader

The American Coatings Association has announced its newly elected chairman is a chairwoman, making it the first time a female has taken the helm in its 126-year history.


Paint Makers Seek OSHA Rule Immunity

Coatings manufacturers want an exemption from a proposed federal rule that would make injury and illness records publicly accessible online.


Plan for Chemical Hit List Sparks Heat

Industry manufacturers are objecting to a California plan that would target toxic chemicals used in paint stripper and spray polyurethane foam.


CA Targeting Stripper, Foam Chemicals

“Is it necessary to use this toxic chemical?” That’s the question that makers of paint strippers and spray polyurethane foam may soon have to answer in California.


‘Intensive’ Silica Hearings Open

The long-smoldering controversy over new silica limits in the workplace found its voice Tuesday (March 18) in Washington, D.C., as public hearings on the federal proposal opened.


Coating Makers Seek Silica Exemption

Monitoring paint manufacturing for excess silica exposure would cost $700,000—10 times the federal government's estimate—and is unnecessary, the American Coatings Association says.


PaintPAC Brushes Up for Midterms

U.S. coating makers are sharpening their spending and strategizing to elect political candidates this year who have the coating industry’s best interests in mind.


From CA, a Turning Point on Antifouling

With the support of the coatings industry, California has approved a new law that will help shape the future of antifouling technology.


Coating Makers Assail Shutdown

America’s paint and coating manufacturers have joined the growing public call on Congress to settle its budget differences and reopen the U.S. federal government.


EPA Drops Chemical Safety Proposals

Environmental regulators have quietly scrapped their plan to tighten oversight of several controversial building and flame-retardant chemicals and require more transparency by manufacturers.


CA Antifouling Bill Nears Finish Line

After several years, California legislation targeting copper-based antifouling coatings has just one step to go before becoming law.


Paint Makers Unite over Chemical Bill

U.S. coating suppliers are pulling out the stops to help pass what they call a "groundbreaking" overhaul of the nation's 37-year-old chemical safety laws.


ACA Supports New Regulatory Legislation

Coating makers are urging Congress to lighten up on new regulations and hunker down against a regulatory pressure tactic known as “sue and settle.”


Landmark Chemical Bill May Revamp TSCA

After nearly four decades, chemical makers and environmental groups may be ready to agree on new federal legislation overhauling the nation's chief chemical safety law.


ACA Fights Customer Disclosure Plan

What's more important: the privacy of a customer list or the possible need to reach those customers about product dangers?


MA Bill Seeks Tank Inspection Change

Paint companies could see fewer storage tank inspections and related fees in Massachusetts under a bill seeking to amend annual inspection laws, said the American Coatings Association.


CA Wades Back into Antifouling Debate

Eight months after backing off a plan to ban copper antifouling paint on recreational boats, California authorities are dipping a toe back into those regulatory waters.


Coating Makers Gobble Up Election Wins

U.S. coating manufacturers have much to be thankful for this season: They racked up an overwhelmingly winning record in the 2012 elections.


SoCal Drops Metal Coating Rule

After nearly two years in development, California has abruptly halted further work on plans to tighten emission rules on metal coating operations until 2013, the American Coatings Associatio...


NY Seeks Coating Rule Changes

Coating facilities in New York may soon face several new rules affecting paint industry products and industrial surface coating.


U.S. Joins IMO’s TBT Antifouling Ban

Eleven years after it helped launch the measure, the United States is set to become the next “Contracting State” for the IMO Antifouling Systems Treaty, following President Obama’s recent ap...


Coating Makers Fighting TSCA Overhaul

For the second time in three weeks, coating manufacturers are working to head off expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority.


ACA Cheers Plan to Pre-empt EPA Rules

Coatings manufacturers, chemical makers and other business groups are cheering a new federal bill that would bar the U.S. Environmental Agency from regulating chemical facility security.


Coating Makers Join U.S. Export Push

U.S. coating manufacturers have forged a partnership with the federal government in an effort to increase the number of industry companies that export products.


Coating Makers Name New Board Leaders

The American Coatings Association has elected two of the industry’s best-known CEOs to lead its board of directors through 2014.


Coating Makers Work to Blunt New Rules

Coating manufacturers are making inroads against California’s plan to further tighten emission rules on metal coating operations, the American Coatings Association reports.


ACA Protests Fouling Standard Plan

For the fourth time, California is proposing—and coatings makers are fighting—performance standards that would establish a ranking system to determine if a ship’s hull is “clean” enough to e...


Coating Makers Lose VOC Appeal in CA

Can regulators of coating emissions actually require the use of technologies that don’t exist? Yes, the California Supreme Court has unanimously ruled, dealing a stinging blow to manufacture...


CA Drops Bid to Ban Copper Hull Paint

In a huge win for coating manufacturers, a California state senator has abruptly halted her long-fought effort to ban the use of copper antifouling paint on recreational boats in the state.


ACA to Gather, Report Coating Shipments

If the government won’t track data on coatings shipments, the manufacturers will do it themselves.


Coating Makers Track Bills to Curb Regs

Coating manufacturers are “closely monitoring” two federal bills that would place a moratorium on all new federal rules and bar President Obama and future presidents from issuing “midnight r...


ACA Honors Industry’s Best, Brightest

From yesterday’s pioneers to today’s forward thinkers, 10 coatings industry leaders are being honored for their service and technical contributions dating back nearly 60 years.


OSHA Overhauls Chemical Labeling Rule

Coming soon to material safety sheets and product labels near you: symbols, standard designs, plain-spoken warnings, and other efforts to make all of that information actually understandable...


Reports Paint Robust Future for US, Global Protective Markets

Better days are ahead for protective coatings worldwide and for U.S.-made coatings of all types, according to two new upbeat assessments from leading industry groups.


ACA Takes on Growing Solvent Laws

Coatings makers are working hard to reshape a growing number of state industrial solvent restrictions that could impact industry manufacturing.


New Rule Snarling Coating Shipments

What began as a small technical tweak has morphed into a big headache for trucked shipments of coatings around North America.


NYC Drops Protective, IM Coatings Ban

Feeling the heat from coating manufacturers, the New York City Council has withdrawn proposed code changes that would have banned the sale or use of protective and industrial maintenance coa...


NYC May Ban Protective, IM Coatings

Protective, fire-resistive, maintenance and other industrial coatings would be banned from sale or application in New York City, if the City Council approves new limits on VOC content next w...


ACA Challenges VOC, Ozone Connection

Although tighter ozone regulations have been back-burnered for now, coatings makers aren’t taking any chances, continuing to muster data to build their case against tougher VOC limits.


Coating Makers Slam EPA Disposal Plan

Onerous, far-reaching, expensive and unwarranted is the verdict by coatings manufacturers on a proposed federal rule that would increase requirements for recycling hazardous materials.


EPA Retreats 4th Time on Ozone Rule

Coatings makers and other manufacturers have won another 11th-hour reprieve on an unpopular federal rule that would further tighten ozone emission standards.


Industry Fights Looming Emissions Laws

Coatings manufacturers are racing the clock to fend off tighter emissions rules impending in Southern California and at the federal level.


CA Aims to Ban Copper Antifouling

The legislative noose is tightening on copper-based antifouling paints, as California has become the second state poised to ban their use in recreational vessels.


EPA Retreats on Boiler MACT Rules

Manufacturers are declaring victory after the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it would indefinitely defer implementing controversial air quality standards for boilers and...


‘Safe Chemicals’ Bill Riles Industry

Coatings and chemical makers have come out swinging against a new Senate proposal that would overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act to shift the 35-year-old burden of chemical safety proo...


Coatings Makers Urge New Spill Rules

The American Coatings Association has a message for the U.S. Department of Transportation: Small paint spills should not be grounds for federal hazmat reporting.


ND Researcher Wins Tess Coating Award

Dr. Dean C. Webster, a veteran researcher in high-performance polymers and non-toxic antifouling coatings, will receive the American Chemical Society’s Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2011...


ACA Seeks Papers for CoatingsTech Conference

The American Coatings Association (ACA) announced a call for technical papers and student posters for the 2011 CoatingsTech Conference, scheduled for March 14-16, 2011, at the Hilton Rosemon...


THE TECHNOLOGY FILE with Joe Maty
Potential Seen for Protective Coatings
Based on Silicone-Epoxy Hybrid Resins

Last week’s American Coatings Show and Conference certainly can’t be faulted for lack of new territories explored and brought into sharper view.


BASF Wins Best Paper Award for
Water-borne Anticorrosion Coatings

Three BASF researchers received the outstanding paper award Monday at the American Coatings Show in Charlotte, N.C., for their work on the development of high-performance water-borne anticor...


Groups Launch Can-Label Initiative for Leftover Paint

The American Coatings Association (ACA) and Earth911 jointly announced a program to promote on-product labels on paint and coatings products to help paint users understand what to do with th...


ACA Issues 8th Edition of U.S. Market Report

The American Coatings Association (ACA) announced the publication of the eighth edition of the “U.S. Paints & Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2008-2013.”


ACA Announces Mattiello Lecturer

The American Coatings Association has announced that Dr. Willie Lau, scientist for Dow Construction Chemicals in Spring House, PA, will present the 2010 Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture ...


NPCA/FSCT to Adopt New Name

The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) has announced that it will change its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA), effective January 1, 2010.


 
 
   

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