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Regulations and analytical methods to be focus of fall ACSeries conference.

ACA will sponsor an Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries) program on "Coatings Regulation and Analytical Methods" on October 20-21, 2010, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. The two-day conference will offer an open forum for professionals concerned with coatings regulations and the analytical methods used for their development.

The program is geared towards formulators and R&D personnel, coatings manufacturers, federal and state regulatory agency staff, facility owners, end-users with finishing lines, coating raw materials and equipment suppliers, laboratory and field testers, and specifiers, designers, and architects.

The conference will be held following the ACSeries on "Metal Protection Through Coatings Technology," scheduled for October 19-20, also at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh.


Wednesday, October 20

Welcome Address and Keynote Lecture--Anna Garcia, Ozone Transport Commission

Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Regulatory Update and Forecast--David Darling, American Coatings Association

Architectural Coatings Regulations in California--Jim Nyarady, California Air Resources Board

VOC Analysis of Coatings by ASTM Method D6886--Dane Jones, California Polytechnic State University

Compound Volatility: ASTM D2369 and D6886 Definitions of VOC--Gary G. Janezic, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Impact of Green Building Standards on the Coatings Industry--Stacey-Ann M. Taylor, American Coatings Association

Luncheon/Tabletop Exhibits

Architectural Coatings Regulations in the South Coast Air Quality Management District--Heather Farr, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Photochemical Reactivity: The Case for Change in VOC Regulations--American Chemistry Council's Solvents Industry Group

Canada's VOC Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations--Martin Jeanson, Environment Canada

Challenges with Using ASTM D6886 to Measure VOC of Paint Containing Low-VOC Biocide Products--Emerentiana Sianawati, The Dow Chemical Company

Is Reactivity the Future for VOC Regulations?--Madelyn K. Harding, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Measurement of VOC in Coatings Raw Materials Using Gas Chromatography with Combined Mass Spec and Flame Ionization Detection--Larry Mink, The Dow Chemical Company

Networking Reception

Thursday, October 21

Plenary Lecture--Chemicals Management: A Global Challenge--Stephen Sides, American Coatings Association

New Ultra-Low VOC Coalescent Technology Meets New State-of-the-Art Vinyl Acetate Ethylene Latex Technology--Rick Caldwell, Forbo Bonding Systems

SVHC Disclosure Requirements for the European Union--Arnold J. Guikema, Tetra Tech

Environmental Certifications for Coatings--Christine Chase, Green Seal, Inc.

Review of Available Analytical Methods for the Measurement of Formaldehyde and Their Relevance when Applied to Paints--Heidie Jevey, The Dow Chemical Company

Understanding the Relative Volatility of Chemicals and Implications for Measuring VOC Content and Defining a VOC--Michael D. Gernon, Taminco

Test Method for the Speciated Organic Volatile Content of Multi-Component Coatings by Gas Chromatography--Max Wills, California Polytechnic State University


The ACSeries conference will be held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, in Pittsburgh, PA. Reservations must be made directly with the Sheraton Hotel via phone (412.261.2000) or fax (412.261.2932). To receive the discounted room rate of $149 (single/double), mention ACA when placing reservations. The discounted rate is effective through September 21, 2010.


Registration includes conference materials, daily continental breakfast, lunch, Wednesday reception, and daily breaks.

The early bird fee, available until September 7, is $695 ACA members/$895 non-members. The regular rate is $795 members/$995 non-members.

Registration for this program and the ACSeries on "Metal Protection" offered on October 19-20 is $995.

To register or for more information, visit, or contact Starsha Valentine, ACA, at 202.462.6272;
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Date:Jul 1, 2010
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