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Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries)

The Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries) focus on the latest technological innovations in the coatings field and allied industries. They offer detailed analysis on specific areas of coatings technology and are geared to a global audience.

These in-depth conferences feature cutting-edge paper presentations, supplier exhibits, and networking opportunities.

Virtual Learning Conferences

ACA has expanded its educational training opportunities with innovative e-learning offerings. Through Virtual Learning Conferences, you can enhance your job performance and productivity without leaving the office!

These popular programs combine audio-conferencing and Internet technologies for delivery to your computer. Only one fee per location is charged, regardless of the number of participants.

CoatingsTech Conference

This key educational event, which is held on alternate years with the American Coatings Conference, explores the most innovative methodologies and applications shaping the coatings industry.

The Coatings Institute

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is pleased to present the Coatings Technology Institute (CTI), an online education certification program administered by the British Coatings Federation, widely respected in the global coatings industry. Students from around the world have benefited from CTI’s training curriculum, which offers multi-module levels of education on all subjects germane to coatings.

CoatingsTech Magazine

The only peer reviewed trade journal serving the coatings industry, CoatingsTech is published 11 times annually. This ACA journal provides comprehensive coverage of the international coatings industry with science and technology solutions, market insights, formulator's best practices, new product spotlights, and regulatory and legislative updates.

Journal of Coatings Technology and Research (JCTR)

Includes the highest level of technical information in the industry. Published six times annually, JCTR features peer-reviewed original research papers, technical reviews, and short communications. Produced in partnership with Springer Science + Business Media LLC, JCTR highlights advances in coatings science and innovations in materials and processes.

Technical Publications

ACA offers a wide array of technical books, monographs and other electronic media, including selected offerings from coatings-related organizations and publishers.

Continuing Education Assistant

The Continuing Education Assistant can help you select an education offering for yourself or one of your employees based on focus, experience, intensity or region.

Join ACA Today

ACA offers valued benefits to technical professionals, educators, sales and marketing professionals, and consultants working in the paint and coatings industry. We also offer memberships for students who may be interested in learning more about the industry and retired professionals who have served the industry during their careers.

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Did You Know?

The United States exported $1.8 billion in paint and coatings products in 2010, up by 24 percent, or $343 million, from 2009.

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