American Coatings Association


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The American Coatings Association (ACA) represents both companies and professionals working in the paint and coatings industry.

ACA serves as an advocate for members on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues, and supports industry’s commitment to environmental protection, product stewardship, health, safety, and the advancement of science and technology.

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Advocacy

ACA serves as a forceful and effective advocate and voice on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels.

Industry Facts

The United States exported $2.3 billion in paint and coatings products in 2015.

Find more national and state economic data about our industry, including employees, wages, payroll, establishments, and exports.

Civil Justice Reform

ACA believes that civil justice reform is needed to restore balance, fairness, and predictability to our judicial system.

ACA’s advocacy in this arena centers around two efforts: the Amicus Program, through which ACA chooses select prominent cases each year in which it files an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief as a show of support for issues that can adversely impact the industry; and the Minimum Diversity Project, dedicated to ensuring fair and expeditious access to federal courts for resolving interstate (diversity) disputes. For the latter, ACA is urging Congress to make minimum diversity a requirement for diversity jurisdiction in federal court, instead of the current requirement that all parties to a suit be from different states.


The Member Center

This is a dedicated portal for ACA members through which they may access exclusive member benefits.

Members of ACA enjoy varying levels of access to association information and services, as well as discounts on events and publications.

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Upcoming Events

  • Westin Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, OH March 20-22, 2017

    2017 CoatingsTech Conference

    This event provides coatings professionals the most innovative technologies and applications shaping the industry, as well as regulatory trends and networking opportunities.

  • The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL May 8-10, 2017

    ACA Spring Committee Meetings (ACA Members Only)

    ACA's Spring Committee Meetings will convene the following groups: the PaintCare® Budget & Finance Committee; PaintCare® Board of Directors; ACA Budget & Finance Committee; ACA Board of Directors; ACA Executive Committee; Architectural Coatings Leadership Council; and Industrial Coatings Leadership Council.

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