About Us

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, including: 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.


Serving as industry’s chief advocate, domestically and globally.


Supporting industry’s commitment to environmental protection, sustainability, product stewardship, and health and safety.

Programs & Affiliates

Realizing innovative global and domestic initiatives, including PaintCare, the Graffiti Resource Council, and the World Coatings Council.

Industry Contributions

Promoting the coatings industry’s substantial contributions to society and the economy.

CoatingTech Conference

Conference & Expo

Showcasing industry innovation in science and technology through the biannual CoatingsTech Conference and 2022 American Coatings Show and Conference.