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    Zep updates on fire at aerosol facility

    (August 27, 2014)
    On May 23, 2014, a fire occurred at our aerosol manufacturing facility located in Marietta, Georgia (the “Aerosol Facility”). The products manufactured at the Aerosol Facility included cleaning and maintenance chemicals, lubricants and automotive brake cleaner. Approximately 19% of our fiscal 2013 revenue was attributable to products manufactured at the Aerosol Facility. The fire, the origin of which is unknown,… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Latest CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary Released

    (August 21, 2014)
    Need a Chemical Name?  We Have Thousands! The EPA Design for the Environment Program (DfE) requires all partner companies to engage in product ingredient disclosure. Earlier this year, Walmart announced that products sold in its stores—including household cleaning, personal care, beauty and cosmetic products—must disclose product ingredients by Jan. 1, 2015. These two initiatives have two things in common: they… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Ashland Joins PASS in Applauding Bipartisan Action on Sunscreen Technology

    (August 18, 2014)
      Ashland Inc. joined the Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition in applauding the House Energy & Commerce Committee for bipartisan support and approval of the Sunscreen Innovation Act, H.R. 4250. The bill approved by the committee includes a transparent review process within a predictable timeline for all sunscreen applicants and the opportunity for Congressional oversight over the process to… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Sam Garretson, aerosol industry veteran, SATA founder, passes away

    Samuel Garretson of Atlanta, GA died on August 12 at the age of 78. He was a founding member of the Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA). Garretson had been the President & Founder of Piedmont Laboratories, Inc., as well as President of Capitol Packaging Co., Southeast Packaging Co. and Aerosol Technologies, Inc. Also throughout his long career in the aerosol… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Cosmopack Comes to New York

    (August 14, 2014)
        COSMOPACK, a leading trade fair for the beauty industry’s production chain and part of COSMOPROF WORLDWIDE BOLOGNA, a global cosmetics trade show, organized by BolognaFiere, will be making its New York debut on September 22–23, 2014 at the Trump Soho Hotel in New York City. There will be a networking and training workshop involving 50 international companies and… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Revised FEA standards 222 and 603 as well as new 226 are now available

    (August 13, 2014)
    From the European Aerosol Federation (FEA): FEA 222 – Metal aerosol containers – Guideline for achieving optimum clinch conditions for containers with 25.4 mm opening The clinch dimensions are critical to obtaining tightly sealed containers. Some gas loss over a long period of time is inevitable but may however not exceed the established annual amount. Gas leakage through the valve’s… FULL ARTICLE >>

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    The Hot Water Bath: Modern Concepts

      The venerable hot water bath (or hot tank)…
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    The Multiple Roles of Water in the Corrosion of Spray Package Materials

    Hello, everyone. Water plays many different roles in the…
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