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The American Coatings Association (ACA) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. The organization represents paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, and technical professionals. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.

Membership in the association is open to both corporate companies and individuals in the paint and coatings industry, for which the value and benefits are manifold.



ACA is unique in that it represents members of the supply chain engaged in all aspects of the paint and coatings industry. ACA corporate membership encompasses the following categories: Manufacturer, Supplier, Distributor, Equipment & Sundries, and Associate.

Click here to learn more about the full benefits of Corporate Membership.

Employees of ACA member companies are entitled to complimentary subscriptions to ACA’s official publications, CoatingsTech and Journal of Coatings Technology and Research.

Click here to receive complimentary membership subscriptions to ACA journals.


  Provides an opportunity for individuals working in the industry to benefit from member pricing for educational and training programs, and to have access to science and technology goods and services.

This category of membership is offered for industry consultants, employees of non-member companies, and those working in academia.

Click here for the full benefits of Coatings Science & Technology Professionals Membership.

For further details about membership with ACA, please contact:

Membership Service Center
American Coatings Association
1500 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005-5597
Phone: (202) 719-3710
Fax: (202) 462-8549
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ACA offers valued benefits to technical professionals, educators, sales and marketing professionals, and consultants working in the paint and coatings industry. We also offer memberships for students who may be interested in learning more about the industry and retired professionals who have served the industry during their careers.

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Did You Know?

The United States exported $1.8 billion in paint and coatings products in 2010, up by 24 percent, or $343 million, from 2009.

Membership Service Center

Phone: (202) 462-6272
Fax: (202) 462-8549
1500 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington DC, 20005
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