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U.S. Sees Strong Coatings Exports

The U.S. has seen strong numbers in coatings exports so far in 2014, the American Coatings Association reported.


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

With the ink barely dry on the last round of new regulatory limits, paint and coating manufacturers are in for more.


ACA Honors Paint and Coating Leaders

Thought leaders, industry champions, innovators and distinguished professionals across the paint and coatings industry are being recognized this week for their achievements and decades of se...


ACA Launches Education Tools

The American Coatings Association has announced a new education section on its website, dedicated to professional development opportunities and information.


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.


ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.


Tnemec Bids Farewell to Leader

Albert C. “Ace” Bean Jr., a guiding force behind coatings maker Tnemec for nearly seven decades, has died at his home in Kansas City, MO. Like the company he led, he was 91 years old.


ACA Fights Rule on Conflict Minerals

Coating makers have joined the opposition to a U.S. rule that would expand disclosure of the use of so-called "conflict minerals" in various products.


LEED Coating, Chemical Plans Draw Fire

U.S. coating manufacturers are taking a dim view of new mandates proposed for the country's foremost green building standards.


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...


Coating Makers Win Antifouling Delay

For the fourth time, coatings makers have beaten back a California push for performance standards that would establish a ranking system to determine if a ship’s hull is “clean” enough to ent...


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 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.


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...


ACA Case Heads for CA Supreme Court

Oral arguments begin May 1 before California’s Supreme Court in a high-stakes lawsuit by coating manufacturers to block tougher VOC limits on industrial maintenance and other coatings.


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.


For Power Plants, Decision Time on HAPs

Dozens of older U.S. power plants will have to clean up or shut down under the first-ever national standards aimed at reducing their toxic air pollutant emissions.


New Suit Reignites Obama Ozone Battle

As expected, public health and conservation groups have revived their effort to force the federal government to tighten ground-level ozone standards—an uphill battle that the Obama Administr...


Ozone Game Back On, As Suits Resume

She may be tuning up, but the fat lady has not yet sung in the battle over federal smog rules, as long-stalled lawsuits on all sides have now reignited with the Obama administration’s decisi...


Coatings Makers Gain Delay in EPA Rule

Coatings manufacturers have won a temporary reprieve in an impending federal rule that will increase requirements for recycling hazardous materials.


Obama Kills EPA’s Tougher Ozone Rule

Bowing to 20 months of pressure from Republicans and the business community, the Obama administration has finally withdrawn its plan to further tighten ozone emission standards.


Protective Coatings Veteran Elected to Head IPPIC

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has elected Bill McPherson, recently retired president of the International Paint division of AkzoNobel, as the association’s new pre...


Copper Hull Paint Gets Reprieve in CA

As with Mark Twain, reports of the death of copper-based hull paint may have been greatly exaggerated—at least in California. Washington State, on the other hand, is a different story.


EPA Rule Increases Chemical Reporting

Despite objections from the coatings and chemical industries, the Environmental Protection Agency will increase the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from ch...


Final Census Shows Coatings Uptick

The coatings industry continues to recover at a modest rate, according to the newest—and final—U.S. Census Bureau Current Industrial Report for Paint and Allied Products.


ACA Issues Call for Papers on Coating Concrete

The American Coatings Association (ACA) has issued a call for papers for its 2012 Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held in Las Vegas, NV.


EPA Revokes Chemical Secrecy Claims

Coatings and chemical manufacturers will have to divulge a significant amount of chemical information long held confidential, under a new order by the Environmental Protection Agency.


ACA Paints Industry By the Numbers

Want a raise? Head for Ohio or New Jersey. Need a market for your paint? Think Canada or Mexico, and keep China in mind.


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...


Coatings Makers Appeal for Reg Relief

America’s coatings manufacturers have a few requests for President Obama: Cut the red tape on pipeline permits. Expand the allowable compounds in aerosol coatings. Ditch the emissions crackd...


ACA, IPPIC to Advise on Global Lead Paint Ban

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council, with counsel from the American Coatings Association, will take the coatings industry’s lead in the global initiative to end the use of lead ...


Coatings, Chemical Groups Oppose TSCA Bill

Proposed federal legislation to tighten the Toxic Substances Control Act has drawn fire from the American Coatings Association and the American Chemistry Council.


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...


Oregon Paint ‘Take-Back’ Program Begins Operation

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s PaintCare program, the nation’s first paint product stewardship “take-back” program, starts up today (Thursday, July 1).


ACA Lodges Formal Complaint on Lead-Safe Rule’s PSA Campaign

The American Coatings Association (ACA) late last week lodged a formal complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), obj...


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...


Coatings Show Set to Bow Monday in Charlotte

The second American Coatings Show, scheduled for next week in Charlotte, N.C., will surpass the debut 2008 show in numbers of exhibitors and attendees, the host American Coatings Association...


 
 
   

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