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May 2020

AC Virtual

Wed, May 6, 2020 - Sat, Oct 31, 2020
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The new AC Virtual features the AC Show and Conference online. Registration opened May 1, and the online event launched May 6. Participants receive unlimited access to extensive video content from ACS exhibitors and ACC presenters.

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September 2020

ACA Webinar: Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Technologies for Paints & Coatings in Today’s Economic Environment

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Presenters: Daniel Chaplin, general manager of Oneira Corporation; Ahmad Bayan, project manager at Oneira Corporation; Douglas Bohn, director of Orr & Boss Consulting Incorporated This free webinar will highlight the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the short- and medium-term economic trends shaping the North American paint and coatings industry. The webinar will address how data-driven manufacturing technology and Industry 4.0 methodology can be implemented effectively to optimize production and decrease costs both within existing production facilities and in greenfield paint Read More »

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ACA Webinar: Exempt Compounds and SCAQMD PCBTF Risk Assessment

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Presenters: David Darling, ACA vice president of Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs Scott Braithwaite, ACA director, Product Stewardship, Science & Technology This free webinar will provide an update on the status of exempt volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the US as well as address the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)  risk assessment of Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAC)  and PCBTF— also known as Oxsol 100, Parachlorobenzotrifluoride and p-Chloro-a,a,a-trifluorotoluene — the most widely used exempt solvent in the coatings and Read More »

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October 2020

ACA Webinar: Product Category Rules (PCR) and ACA Sustainability Program

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Presenters: Douglas Mazeffa, Global Sustainability director, The Sherwin-Williams Company Katherine Berry, ACA assistant director, Sustainability & Environment This free webinar will address three ACA-developed Product Category Rules (PCRs): the Architectural Coatings, Resinous Floors, and Powder Coatings PCRs. A PCR provides an agreed upon framework for measuring the environmental impacts of a product based on a defined set of criteria, which allows manufacturers to conduct life-cycle assessments (LCA) of their products in a standardized way, and publish this information in an Read More »

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ACA Webinar: Update on Global Restrictions on Lead Use in Paint

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Presenter: Stephen Sides, ACA vice president, Global Affairs and chief science officer This free webinar will provide an update on the United Nations Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, also known as the Lead Paint Alliance, to establish legal restriction on lead use in paint. The effort, supported by paint industry trade associations around the world, has found the World Coatings Council working alongside UN Environment, the World Health Organization, advocacy NGOs, and others to bring about change.

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Characterization of Latex Particles

Mon, Oct 26, 2020 - Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Hosted by Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education, LLC

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ACA Webinar: Political Update and 2020 Elections

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Presenter: David Wasserman, U.S. house editor and senior election analyst for the Cook Political Report.  This free webinar will provide insight into the current political climate and the upcoming November elections. During the webinar, Wasserman will share his analysis and data-driven forecasting that looks at both national and local trends, and also what the future holds for American elections. Wasserman served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2016, 2012, and 2008. His commentary has Read More »

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November 2020

ACA Webinar: Cool Roof Rating Council Wall Rating Standard

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Presenter: Katherine Berry, ACA assistant director, Sustainability & Environment This free webinar will provide an update on the Cool Roof Rating Council’s (CRRC) development of a radiative performance rating program for exterior wall products — the Wall Rating Standard —  which will be based large extent on its current Cool Roof Standard. The Wall Rating Standard will measure the solar reflectance of wall products, and it is likely that green building standards and building codes will include a reference to Read More »

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ACA Webinar: Update on Nationwide Alternatives Assessment

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Presenter: Lauren Heine, Ph.D., senior science advisor, Northwest Green Chemistry This free webinar will provide an update on nationwide efforts on Alternatives Assessment, a process for identifying and comparing potential chemical and non-chemical alternatives that can be used as substitutes to replace chemicals or technologies of high concern. This webinar will cover the regulatory use of alternatives assessments— including the Washington State Department of Ecology, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and U.S. EPA's Safer Choice/Sustainable Futures — as well Read More »

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December 2020

ACA Webinar: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Update

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Presenter: Timothy W. Wiseman, partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C. This free webinar will provide an overview of recent  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration  changes. FMCSA is lead federal agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles. The webinar will address FMCSCA’s recently published Hours of Service Final Rule, and amendments to the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program. Recent DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) changes will be discussed as well.

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