What is the American Coatings Association's PaintPAC?

The PaintPAC is a voluntary nonpartisan political action committee established to make contributions to political candidates at the federal, state and local level. Such contributions would help political candidates that are supportive of the industry’s views on business and industry-related issues.

Who pays the cost of running the PaintPAC?

The operating expenditures will be defrayed by ACA, thus 100% of contributions will go to worthy candidates.


There are a number of modern microscopic techniques that can be used in the paint and coating industry to determine the product quality and application performance. This collection of articles explores the benefits of these techniques alongside complementary technologies used to study coating systems.


Rheological measurements have become essential tools for characterizing component materials and final products, monitoring process conditions, as well as predicting product performance. This collection of articles examines rheological techniques found in coatings operations.


A coating’s ability to maintain performance for an extended period in its intended service environment is one of its most important attributes. This group of articles examines methods used to assess coatings’ real-world performance.