The Surface Coatings Association Australia Inc. (SCAA) is a not-for-profit membership organization which aims to further the understanding and development of the technology of Surface Coatings in Australia. To achieve this aim, it brings together individual members who are involved in the supply of raw materials and the end users of these materials in the manufacture of paint, printing ink, and adhesives.
- SCAA is not an industry body but is made up of individual members from within these industries.
- Currently, the Association has a membership of 700 nationally as well as a number of members from the Asia Pacific region.
- An important aim of the Association is to promote education in the technical aspects of surface coatings. This is approached in a number of ways:
- The Association is run by a National Council which is comprised of a National Executive and State run Sections based in the mainland capital cities. These Sections arrange meetings and seminars throughout the year where members can meet and discuss all aspects of the industry.
- SCAA has established ties with related associations overseas through its membership of Coatings Societies International (CSI) which includes delegates from associations of coating technologists from the U.S.A. (FSCT), United Kingdom (OCCA), Europe (FATIPEC), Scandinavia (SLF), Japan (JSCM), New Zealand (SCANZ), Argentina (SATER) and Venezuela (STAR), join with SCAA to make up this body. The CSI members bring to one table a single voice in coatings technology affairs in the international marketplace.
- The Association’s activities include both educational and social functions. Each State Section has its own committee and is responsible for the management of operations and activities within the Section
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For further details about the Association and its objectives see “Objects, Constitution and Rules of the Association”