ACA is in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, in an effort to help the country grow the number of industry companies that export products.
The Communications Outreach Program was designed to introduce and promote the positive contributions of the paint and coatings industry, including our products and the industry’s vital role in the American economy. The program offers materials that include industry statistics, quantifiable information on industry's envirnonmental strides, a comprehensive overview of industry products, the history of advances in coatings technology, and sustainability awareness.
Established to ensure that the industry had a forum to fully discuss and coordinate the development of global industry policy on critical international issues facing the paint and coatings industry, the council provides an avenue for information exchange and cooperation on the major issues and priorities facing paint, coatings and printing ink industries worldwide.
The council is a nonprofit corporation, whose primary goal is to prevent the illegal or harmful misuse of legitimate consumer products, especially by young people. The council is funded by the paint and other industries concerned with stopping such product misuse.
Paint manufacturers and raw material suppliers have an opportunity to benefit from cooperative consumer market research through the Paint Consumer Research Program, (PCRP). In existence for over 25 years, this program allows subscribers to view not only “snapshots” of the market, but also longer term trends.
Following the passage of the first U.S. paint product stewardship legislation in Oregon in 2009, ACA formed the new non-profit organization PaintCare Inc. to represent manufacturers and implement paint stewardship programs in Oregon and other states that adopt similar legislation for the management of post-consumer paint.