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    EARTH DAY news from Crown, SC Johnson, Unilever & more

    (April 22, 2014)
    Crown Holdings The demand for aerosol products is on the rise. With awareness of the recyclability of steel aerosol containers continuing to increase, consumers are attracted by the packaging’s environmental benefits as well as the ease of use and convenience of aerosols themselves. According to the Steel Recycling Institute more than 5,200 municipal locations across the U.S. are accepting empty… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    PCPC Launches Personal Care Manufacturing Assessment Program

    (April 16, 2014)
    The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is pleased to announce the launch of a unique program specifically designed to assess the manufacturing processes for cosmetics and personal care products.   The Personal Care Manufacturing Assessment Program (PCMAP) was developed by the Council in partnership with SAI Global, an independent organization which provides conformity assessments for driving business improvement.  PCMAP offers the… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Doug Raymond

    OTC Meeting Update

    On April 10, 2014, the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) held a meeting in Washington, DC.  As usual OTC went through their many issues dealing with cars and trucks to boilers.  During the meeting EPA reported on Consumer Products. OTC stated that a request has been sent to EPA to update the National EPA Consumer Products regulation with the OTC model Regulation.… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Arylessence President Honored with Distinguished Service Award

    Steve Tanner, President of fragrance and flavor company Arylessence, Inc., based near Atlanta, Georgia, was honored with the prestigious Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award by the International Fragrance Association of North America (IFRA North America). The award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the fragrance industry over many years, and is named for Eric Bruell, a legendary figure… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Sources: Reckitt Benckiser Frontrunner in Merck Deal

    (April 9, 2014)
    UK-based multinational health, hygiene and home products giant Reckitt Benckiser plc has emerged as a favorite in the bidding process for Merck & Co.’s over-the-counter health products division, sources “close to the matter” told Bloomberg News on Tuesday. Merck, following a recent trend among major pharmaceutical companies, decided to spin-off its OTC products segment following a review process last year.… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Finding Relief Over-the-Counter

    (April 1, 2014)
     OTC sprays gain a wider market in a category poised to expand Over-the-counter (OTC) health care products are the first port of call for physicians and patients alike in the treatment of minor ailments, with close to 90% of medical care providers recommending patients self-treat minor conditions and the vast majority of patients taking this option, according to Report Linker.… FULL ARTICLE >>

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