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    FDA bans three Chinese-made aerosol sprays

    (February 23, 2015)
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an advisory warning consumers against purchasing three unregistered household insecticides imported from China. Big Bie Pai Aerosol Insecticide, Tianshi Insect Killer and Baolilai Aerosol Insecticide all contain cypermethrin, a highly-toxic synthetic compound found in many ant and cockroach killers, which can cause ill effects in exposed humans, pets and wildlife. The issue is that these sprays were… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    CARB Survey Update: Select Extensions Granted

    (February 20, 2015)
    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has granted limited extensions to companies meeting certain conditions. The official deadline to submit information for the 2013 Consumer Products Survey is March 1. A one month extension has been granted to formulators. The new deadline for formulation data is April 1, 2015. In addition, small businesses (defined as companies with 25 employees or fewer)… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Reminder: CARB Survey is due on March 1st

    (February 19, 2015)
    Remember, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is conducting a mandatory 2013 survey of all commercial and consumer products. The survey is due March 1st–less than ten days from now. From Regulatory Issues columnist Doug Raymond: “By now you should be working on your California Air Resources Board (CARB) Consumer Product Survey. This very comprehensive survey needs to be completed by… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Midwest Aerosol Association accepting can race sponsors

    (February 17, 2015)
    The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) is continuing its strategic partnership with the Schaumburg Boomers professional baseball team of the independent Frontier League for a fifth year. Included in the campaign are scoreboard advertisements raising awareness of aerosol packaging, anti-huffing messages and the famous between-inning Aerosol Can Race during every game at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, IL. The MAA Board is giving member fillers the… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Lindal Group opens new facility in Turkey

    (February 13, 2015)
    The LINDAL Group, a worldwide provider of aerosol packaging technology, has announced the creation of its newest facility in Turkey. According to Francois-Xavier Gilbert, CEO, Lindal Group, work on this production and office complex, located east of Istanbul (Dilovasi – KOCAELIProvince), represents the latest milestone in the growth of this innovative 57-year old packaging solutions provider. “This is a proud… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    GHS arrives in Canada

    According to NexReg, Canada has finally implemented the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling Chemicals (GHS). On February 11th, 2015, the Government of Canada officially announced that the current WHMIS regulations have been updated to incorporate GHS. The new and improved regulation has been named WHMIS 2015. The WHMIS 2015 regulations are in force as of February 11th, 2015… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Another successful Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Forum

    (February 6, 2015)
    Alain D’Haese, Secretary General of the European Aerosol Association (left) greets Grant Coupland, Chairman of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’Association, as well as Marketing & Innovation Director for Colep at the Colep booth during the 9th Aerosol & Dispensing Forum held in Paris this week.   FULL ARTICLE >>
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    CAPCO calls for volunteers, donations for NSTA

    Volunteer for NSTA in Chicago!      The annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference takes place in Chicago, IL, March 12-14. Each year, the conference offers an opportunity for Consumer Aerosol products Council (CAPCO) to reach out to teachers and others to help educate consumers about the benefits of aerosols and their recyclability. You can help by providing samples… FULL ARTICLE >>

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