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Paint Doesn't Fly

A brochure on the potential risks associated with shipping paint by air or carrying paint aboard a passenger aircraft. The brochure's most important message is the improper shipment of paint or paint products by means of air transport could be extremely dangerous and costly. The brochure explains that paint is often considered a dangerous good and therefore must be properly classified, packaged, marked, labeled and documented in accordance with applicable hazardous material regulations. These regulations also require specialized training for those persons that ship paint. "Paint Doesn't Fly" also provides contacts for further information. ACA recommends that this brochure be sent to locations or persons responsible for the shipment of paint, including stored, warehouses, salespeople and customers as well.


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U.S. Government Paint Specs

ACA has discontinued publication of The Guide to U.S. Government Paint Specifications.  As a service to our members, the following link will direct you to U.S. General Services Administration's Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions:

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