WASHINGTON DC - On Jan. 1, 2010, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) will change its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA). The change marks the culmination of the merger between the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT), which was finalized in 2009. The NPCA/FSCT Board of Directors approved the identity change in October. In addition, all current NPCA/FSCT operations in Plymouth Meeting, PA, will be transferred to the Washington, DC headquarters as of Jan. 1.
According to NPCA/FSCT President Andy Doyle, “By adopting the name American Coatings Association, we will retire the two historically distinct identities associated with NPCA and FSCT. As the American Coatings Association, we will move forward in the future as one united organization capable of serving all members of our industry while continuing our commitment to environmental protection, product stewardship, and science and technology.”
The organization has also adopted a new logo, reminiscent of the color wheel. The image is intended to evoke the organization’s combined mission and bring to mind the science involved in manufacturing, research and development of industry’s products, as well as the products themselves.