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ACA Opens Nominations for Mattiello Award

The American Coatings Association is now soliciting nominations for the 2019 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at the ACA CoatingsTech Conference in Cleveland next April.


ACA Opens Nominations for Mattiello Lecture Award

The American Coatings Association is now soliciting nominations for the 2019 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at the ACA CoatingsTech Conference in Cleveland next April.


American Coatings Show Held This Week

The American Coatings Show and Conference 2018—the biannual conference and exhibition hosted by the American Coatings Society—kicked off Monday in Indianapolis, promising technical sessions ...


American Coatings Show Kicks Off

The American Coatings Show and Conference 2018—the biannual conference and exhibition hosted by the American Coatings Society—kicks off today (April 9) in Indianapolis, promising technical s...


ACA Announces 2018 Call for Papers

Acting in partnership with Vincentz Network, the American Coatings Association is looking for paper submissions for its American Coatings Conference 2018, which will run April 9-11 in Indian...


ACA Issues 2018 Call for Papers

The American Coatings Association has issued a call for papers for its 2018 conference.


Carcinogen Label Considered for TiO2

Titanium dioxide has gotten closer to being labeled as a substance that is “suspected of causing cancer,” drawing criticism from some in the coatings industry who say the classification is n...


Europe Considers Carcinogen Label for TiO2

European regulators have taken another step toward classifying titanium dioxide as a substance “suspected of causing cancer,” drawing criticism from some in the coatings industry who say the...


Global Group Offers Updated Market Report

The ChemQuest Group Inc. and the International Paint and Printing Ink Council have partnered on the fifth edition of their Global Market Analysis for the Paint & Coatings Industry (2015-2020...


ACA Urges Chemical Bill Resolution

Coating manufacturers say the window to bring home the first overhaul of chemical safety laws in a generation is narrowing.


ACA Elects 2 Officers to Board

Two industry veterans, with a combined 70 years of experience, have been elected by American coatings manufacturers to serve on the industry association’s board of directors.


ACA Names New Chairman, VP & Treasurer

American manufacturers of coatings have elected two leaders with more than 70 years in combined experienced to serve on the industry association’s board of directors.


Mainers Ready to Recycle Paint

Painting contractors and residents in the Pine Tree State will be able to recycle leftover and unwanted paint beginning Oct. 1.


U.S. Paints, Coatings to Top $25B

The U.S. paint and coatings industry should top $25 billion in 2019, fueled by increasing demand for architectural coatings, a new market study suggests.


ACA Delivers 5-Year Coatings Forecast

The U.S. paint and coatings industry is forecasted to reach a value of $25 billion in 2019, according to a new market study from the American Coatings Association (ACA).


ACA Offers Green Guide

WASHINGTON--U.S. paint manufacturers have developed a resource aimed at helping architects and contractors achieve “greener” environmental goals.


CO Kicks Off Paint Recycling Program

DENVER--Paint consumers and contractors in Colorado now have an easier way to recycle unused paint.


Delay Urged in Chemical Label Changes

ARLINGTON, VA—With "panic and chaos" erupting over impending new federal labeling requirements, the chemical industry is seeking an 11th-hour delay on the rule.


Distributors Seek 11th-Hour Label Delay

ARLINGTON, VA—Days before a three-year-old federal chemical-labeling rule is set to take effect, the chemical industry is seeking a partial delay in enforcement.


Coating Makers Roll Out Hazard Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Coatings Association has introduced a variety of materials to help employers comply with new federal hazmat communications requirements.


ACA Develops New Hazard Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New hazardous-materials labels designed to communicate in-plant hazard information and comply with OSHA standards are now available for purchase.


Fine Print Follows Paint Label Reprieve

U.S. coating makers will get more time to revise hazard labeling and safety data sheets for their products if they can prove "reasonable diligence" on their progress, federal regulators say.


U.S. Details Coating Label Reprieve

U.S. paint and coating makers who will miss the June 1 deadline for updating their product labeling and safety sheets must be prepared to produce evidence of "reasonable diligence" and "good...


New Paint Tax to Help Clean China's Air

In a move sure to sting worldwide, China has decided to tackle its smoggy skies with a new tax on Volatile Organic Content in paints and coatings.


China Slaps VOC Tax on Coatings

Coating manufacturers worldwide will help subsidize the cleanup of China's notoriously foul air through a new tax on Volatile Organic Content in paints and coatings.


CA Prevails on Paint Recycling Rules

U.S. coating makers have lost a two-year legal fight to block California from imposing detailed reporting requirements on the industry's paint recycling program.


Paint Makers Lose Clash with CalRecycle

Architectural paint manufacturers have failed in their two-year bid to block California rules specifying what they must include in recycling plans and reports.


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.


U.S. Building Trade Opens with Cuba

U.S. building materials manufacturers, including coatings companies, are now allowed to ship goods to Cuba to renovate private buildings under new regulations.


OSHA Delays Date for New Labels, MSDS

Paint makers will have more time to align their product labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets with global standards, according to the American Coatings Association.


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.


MN Becomes 6th to Start Paint Recycling

The U.S. coating industry’s product recycling program has arrived in the Midwest.


Road to Risk Rule Likely to Lengthen

Facing a deadline, the American Coatings Association is asking federal regulators for more time to produce information on the industry’s risk-management plans for chemical releases.


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...


CA Product Survey May Bring VOC Cuts

California has announced its largest product survey initiative ever—a multiyear paint- and coating-focused data collection that could presage new reductions in VOC emissions.


Paint Recycling Rolls Out a Milestone

Virtually non-existent just five years ago, paint recycling is nearing mainstream status in the United States, as the leading stewardship program hits a major milestone: 1,000 drop-off sites...


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.


Paint Makers Take Fresh Aim at Graffiti

Tired of seeing their products used for blight rather than beauty, coating makers are putting new muscle and a new name behind the fight against graffiti.


CO Passes Paint Recycling Law

Lawmakers in Colorado have approved legislation establishing the PaintCare program for managing unused paint, making it the eighth state to enact the initiative.


First Woman to Lead ACA

Sandra Berg, president and CEO of Ellis Paint Company, has become the first woman to chair the American Coatings Association in the organization's 126-year history.


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.


ACA Seeks Reporting Rule Exemption

U.S. coating makers want to be counted out when it comes to online reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses.


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 Spray PU Foam Chemical

The spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry has mobilized quickly against a plan by California regulators to target a toxic chemical often used to make SPF products.


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 Aims to Color 2014 Elections

The polls won’t open for months, but U.S. paint makers are already scouring the landscape for congressional and gubernatorial candidates to look after the industry after the November electio...


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.


CA PaintCare: 1 Year, 632K Gallons

California’s paint recycling program marked its first birthday Saturday (Oct. 19) with hundreds of thousands of gallons of paint reused; tons of paint cans recycled; and a few operational wr...


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.


ACA to Congress: End the Shutdown

The U.S. paint and coatings industry has added its voice to the rising tide of public demands that Congress break its budget deadlock and put the government back in business.


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.


EPA Retreats on 2 Chemical Rules

U.S. regulators have quietly dropped longstanding safety proposals to step up oversight of flame retardants and building chemicals and require companies to disclose more chemical information...


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 Urges Members to Push Chemical Bill

Smelling a long-awaited victory, coating manufacturers are beating the bushes to bring home the first overhaul of chemical safety laws in a generation.


Paint Makers Push Regulatory Overhaul

Stand and challenge “sue and settle” and other means of regulatory overreach, the American Coatings Association is urging Congress.


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.”


TSCA Could See Overhaul in New Bill

With the support of the painting industry, a new bill is on track to revamp the nation's chief chemical safety law after nearly 40 years.


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.


Paint Recycling Hits Snag in Maine

PaintCare, the coating industry's recycling program, is rolling into Connecticut, but the spreading initiative has hit a bump on its road to Maine.


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?


Paint Makers Fight Customer Disclosures

Unenforceable, intrusive and unnecessary are just a few of the descriptions that paint manufacturers are giving a newly revived California plan that would expand reporting requ...


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.


New ACA Panel to Focus Green Efforts

U.S. coating makers will coordinate their wide-ranging sustainability initiatives under one green umbrella with the formation of a new Sustainability Workgroup.


Paint Recycling’s Next Stop: WA

U.S. coating makers are ready to pop the lid on their model recycling program, PaintCare, in a fifth state.


Canada Plans to Lower Paint VOC Limits

Working from a U.S. template, Canada is proposing Volatile Organic Compound concentration limits for paints, coatings and other consumer products.


 
 
   

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