American Coatings Association

ACA In Action

ACA recently sent members of Congress an Issue Backgrounder urging Congressional action to establish nationwide science-based standards for government labeling programs.

ACA is asking Congress to amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, and provide for the following:

  • All government warning and labeling programs must reflect the best available science and the weight of the scientific evidence. Information should adhere to high standards of scientific excellence; and
  • Consumer warnings must be based on risk, not hazard. Information is most valuable to consumers if it is based on risk, which is the likelihood that a substance could cause harm under real-world exposure scenarios.

Uniform national standards will increase the relevance, consistency and accuracy of information about products and ensure greater certainty and clarity for consumers, farmers, food producers, manufacturers, small businesses and retailers.

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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 payroll for the U.S. paint and coatings industry’s 278,300 workers is nearly $13.6 billion.

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

ACA Supports Infrastructure Investment

ACA supports Congressional action to modernize the nation’s infrastructure and further the stream of commerce.

By protecting the surfaces to which they are applied, paints and coatings will be a significant contributor to any effort to improve the infrastructure. Learn More


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Member Webinar Series

ACA offers corporate members complimentary webinars that address key regulatory topics.


June 20, Static Electricity and Coatings Operations 

July 11, ACA Big Data Project on Materials of Concern

July 25, VOC Regulations for Auto Refinish Coatings

August 8, Green Marketing Claims

August 21, Exempt Compound Update

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Upcoming Events

  • June 20, 2018 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EDT)

    ACA Webinar: Static Electricity and Coatings Operations (Members Only)

    This webinar will address static electricity and coatings operations. Mitigating static electricity can be a significant factor in the prevention of fires in coating operations. This webinar will provide an awareness of static electricity and a basic understanding of how it is generated, and suggest ways to lower the risk of creating a static spark of sufficient energy to ignite flammable vapors, powders and gases.

  • July 11, 2018 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EDT)

    ACA Webinar: ACA Big Data Project for Materials of Concern (Members Only)

    This webinar will provide an overview of the ACA “Big Data” Materials of Concern project, overseen by the association’s Science & Technology Committee. The project centers on a grant to the North Carolina State University and its Center for Innovation Management Studies to develop a web-based tool to provide an early indication of emerging information on “chemicals of concern” used by the paint and coatings industry.

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