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    BAMA releases aerosol workplace safety posters

    (August 27, 2015)
    The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has launched a new set of 6 warehouse posters entitled “Working Safely with Aerosols”. The posters highlight safety points to consider when working in a factory or warehouse where aerosols are stored and handled. Each poster has clear and concise instructions, giving a list of 9 essential safety checks. The guidance covers use of… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Qosmedix relocates to Ronkonkoma, NY

    (August 25, 2015)
    Qosmedix, global suppliers of cosmetics packaging components, officially relocated its corporate headquarters and warehouse to Ronkonkoma, NY, 14 miles east of its previous Edgewood, NY location, on Long Island. The new 95,000 sq ft facility is equipped with an ISO 8 cleanroom and will also house parent company Qosina, a supplier of stock medical equipment components. FULL ARTICLE >>
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    DS Healthcare acquires WR Group

    (August 24, 2015)
    DS Healthcare announced a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of privately-held WR Group, Inc., Arizona-based marketers and distributors of personal care products, for a reported $34 million in cash and $2.5 million in DS Healthcare stock. With a portfolio featuring brands such as Biovea, Biomedx, KeratinMD and AcneGen, the acquisition of WR Group is expected to increase… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Hallstar opens new R&D facility in China

    (August 21, 2015)
    Hallstar, a Chicago-based global supplier of specialty chemicals, announced the official opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in Suzhou, China. The Hallstar New Material Science & Technology (Suzhou) Company Ltd will serve as an R&D and technical support base in the Asia Pacific region. In the near future, sales, service and logistics support will also operate out of the facility.… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    P&G reveals latest job cuts

    (August 12, 2015)
    Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) has reduced its global workforce to 110,000, but the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods still has about 11,000 local workers, a spokesman said. P&G  revealed its total head count in an annual report filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. The company had reported having 118,000 workers worldwide the previous fiscal year, so the… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    CSPA & PCPC team up for Regulatory Compliance Workshop

    (August 11, 2015)
    Retail Consumer Products Regulatory Compliance Workshop  Date: September 29-30, 2015 Location: Sacramento, CA Hotel: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Hazardous Waste and VOCs: Are you doing everything that is required?   Staying on top of and in compliance with Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) regulations and hazardous waste regulations is no easy task.  In addition, it’s no secret that California has among… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    American Spraytech donates to homeless vets

    (August 10, 2015)
      American Spraytech, a New Jersey-based contract manufacturer of consumer aerosol products, has joined forces with Backpacks for Life, a local charity devoted to helping homeless vets, by donating personal care items for distribution. Items include body sprays, sunscreens and anti-itch sprays. The products will be included in new backpacks distributed to homeless U.S. veterans of all foreign wars. Allen… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    August Feature: The Best for Pets

    (August 5, 2015)
    According to the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes. In 1988, the first year the survey was conducted, 56% of U.S. households owned a pet. In 2015, APPA estimates that $60.59 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S. This will include food… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Timothy Carlson named new CFO of Precision

    (August 3, 2015)
    Precision, a global manufacturer of aerosol valves, custom actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets,  announced that Timothy Carlson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Carlson brings extensive international and consumer packaged goods experience to Precision, and will report to President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug Hind. Prior to joining Precision,  Carlson served… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Rolando Segatta, Coster Founder & President, passes away at age 90

    Rolando Segatta, Founder and President of Coster Group, a global provider of aerosol valves, spray pumps and dispensers, died on Aug. 1 in Trento, Italy at the age of 90. Segatta founded Coster in the 1960s in Calceranica, Italy and eventually expanded to Trento, UK, Spain, Argentina, the U.S. and Malaysia, with distributors in France and Germany and 700 employees.… FULL ARTICLE >>

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