Latest Industry News

EPA to Publish Final Formaldehyde Emissions Rule

December 6, 2016 Industry News
EPA's final rule limits formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and establishes a process by which companies will use third parties to certify compliance with the formaldehyde emission standards.

U.S. Plays Strong Hand in Coatings International Trade

December 6, 2016 Industry News
The United States maintains a positive trade position in both waterborne and solvent-borne coatings.

D.C.’s Highest Court Adopts Daubert Standard

December 6, 2016 Industry News
The Daubert standard requires not only that an expert use reliable scientific principles and methods, but also that those principles and methods be properly applied to the particular facts of each case.

CoatingsTech Honored for New Design and Mobile App

December 6, 2016 Industry News
The Folio: Ozzie Awards recently announced that ACA’s flagship publication, CoatingsTech, has been recognized with two prestigious awards.

OEHHA to Provide Clarifications to Article 6: Clear and Reasonable Warnings Under Prop 65

November 21, 2016 Industry News
A Prop 65 warning must be “clear and reasonable” under the law, and Article 6 provides safe harbor language that businesses can adopt to ensure compliance and protect them from enforcement.

GRC Attends National League of Cities City Summit in Pittsburgh

November 21, 2016 Industry News
The Graffiti Resource Council is a nonprofit corporation whose primary goal is to prevent graffiti vandalism and provide creative solutions that promote graffiti-free communities.

Ohio EPA to Define Paint and Related Waste as ‘Universal Waste’

November 21, 2016 Industry News
ACA has underscored to Ohio EPA 1) the environmental benefits that would result from classifying PPRW as universal waste; 2) how classifying PPRW as universal waste would create better facility management; and 3) provided specific examples of why classifying PPRW as universal waste will alleviate regulatory burdens, costs, and encourage more recycling and reuse.

U.S. Wage Growth Reaches Post-Recession High

November 21, 2016 Industry News
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta indicates that the median U.S. worker saw pay rise by 3.9% year-over-year in October, the fastest rate of growth since November 2008.

IPPIC, ABRAFATI, and STAR Host Industry Workshops in Colombia to Support UN Lead Paint Alliance

November 21, 2016 Industry News
The UN Lead Paint Alliance (LPA) promotes legislation and regulation restricting the use of lead in paints, and includes some 50 participating entities — NGOs, governmental agencies, intergovernmental organizations and industry — that share an interest in lead risk reduction.