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 U.S. paint and coatings industry employs 278,300 workers.

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

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Issue Backgrounder

Read our latest Issue Backgrounder, “No Small Issue: EPA’s Proposed Nano Rule and the Paint & Coatings Industry,” which focuses on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed reporting and recordkeeping rule for nanomaterials, and the challenges it presents for industry.

ACA believes the proposed rule will create needless and sweeping reporting burdens, discouraging the paint and coatings industry from exploring the innovation opportunities of nano-sized inorganic particles — used to greatly improve the quality and effectiveness of innovative coatings technology —  and also hinder the ability to compete internationally.


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

  • ACA Headquarters; Washington, DC September 7-8, 2016

    Industry Suppliers Committee (ACA Members Only)

    ACA's Industry Suppliers Committee provides an open forum of discussion on issues that affect the paint and coatings manufacturing industry from the perspective of raw materials suppliers and distributors.

  • Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, PA October 10-11, 2016

    2016 ACA and PaintCare® Board Meetings

    The 2016 ACA Leadership Conference, which will follow ACA’s Board of Directors meetings, will offer valuable insight into such topics as economics, marketing, legislative policies, technology, and various aspects of leadership.

  • Union League, Philadelphia, PA October 11-12, 2016

    2016 ACA Leadership Conference

    This conference will offer valuable insight into such topics as economics, marketing, legislative policies, technology, and various aspects of leadership.

  • 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.

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