The American Coatings Association (ACA) represents both companies and professionals working in the paint and coatings industry.
The paint and coatings industry is an important and dynamic part of our nation’s economy, and plays a key role in creating products that help preserve and protect everything, from our every day objects to our most important infrastructure.
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As the official trade publication of the ACA, CoatingsTech delivers high quality content on major industry updates, science & technology solutions, legislative and regulatory news, and market insights.
CoatingsTech’s April issue offers a focus on low-VOC architectural coatings. With VOC regulations at 50 g/L and below, formulators are looking for ways to achieve this goal while maintaining performance properties. One solution being examined by researchers is through the use of ultra-low VOC coalescents. Identification of optimum levels of these coalescents is key. Also in this issue, a detailed look at radiation-cured coatings provides insight into some interesting alternatives for the future.
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