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    CAPCO addresses Donald Trump’s love of aerosol hairspray

    (February 9, 2016)
    The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) recently sent a letter to Donald Trump thanking him for publicly announcing his preference for aerosol hairspray.  It also encouraged him to continue using aerosols because they no longer have chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) , don’t harm the ozone layer and are recyclable when empty. The media coverage of Trump’s statements about hairspray was immediate and… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    CARB seeks survey draft comments by Feb. 26

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has posted draft 2013 data from the Consumer and Commercial Products Survey (Survey) for public review.   The draft data are presented in two spreadsheets.  The first spreadsheet is a list of chemical assignments for the volatile organic compounds (VOCs), low vapor pressure volatile organic compounds (LVP-VOCs) and exempt volatile organic compounds (eVOCs)… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

    (February 8, 2016)
    Fear of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has Brazilians rushing to buy repellant, creating a shortage of some brands on pharmacy shelves and boosting sales for the industry – a trend some producers are preparing for elsewhere as the outbreak spreads. Following the detection of Zika in April, sales of repellant in Brazil rose by one-third last year, according to consumer… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    CSPA Affiliate Forms Consortia to Navigate New Prop 65 Restriction

    (February 4, 2016)
    In response to the State of California recently adding Bisphenol A (BPA) to its Proposition 65 list of chemicals, the Research & Regulatory Management Council (RRMC), a program within Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), is forming a new consortia of companies that manufacture, formulate, distribute and/or sell consumer products containing BPA. It will generate scientific data and prepare companies to… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    BOV Expert Georges Bouille Joins Lindal Group

    (February 1, 2016)
    Georges Bouille, aerosol industry expert on Bag-on-Valve (BOV) technology, joined the Lindal Group as a consultant. Bouille will support Lindal’s production and product development of BOV platforms in a range of market segments. He will collaborate closely with all Lindal Group teams, including the Global Innovation Center, sales management and Lindal France. His career began as a business consultant before… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    CSPA seeks comments on Aerosol Propellants Safety Manual

    (January 25, 2016)
    CSPA is engaged in a major update of the “CSPA Aerosol Propellants Safety Manual.”  The 130-page manual is entitled Aerosol Propellants: Considerations for Effective Handling in the Aerosol Plant and Laboratory, and the current Third Edition was issued in 2010.  The major rewrite will add new propellants and new requirements, including those to assure consistency with the 2015 version of… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Xavier Camidebach new Director of French Aerosol Committee

    (January 22, 2016)
    Thank you Henri-Marc, Welcome Xavier, After almost 12 years fully dedicated to the aerosol industry as the Director  of our association, Henri-Marc de Montalembert is going to leave the French Aerosols Committee (Comité Français des Aérosols or CFA) on March 1st for a retirement fully deserved. He joined the CFA in 2004, following a long industrial and international experience at L’Oréal.… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Eastern Aerosol Association Spring Meeting

    (January 21, 2016)
    The Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) Spring Meeting—Aerosols 101—will be held April 14 at the Sheraton Mahwah, Mahwah, NJ. Keynote speaker will be Ken Gaglione from Honeywell, presenting Consumer Attitudes toward Aerosol Products in the U.S. The program agenda includes Components (aluminum and tinplate can, caps, valves [including BOV]); Materials (propellants, compatibility testing); and Process (basic aerosol formulation, filling basics, quality… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Precision names Hans Van Der Looij Regional Manager of Europe

    (January 5, 2016)
    Precision, global manufacturer of valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets, announced that Hans Van Der Looij has been appointed Regional Manager of Europe, effective immediately.  Precision’s current European footprint includes facilities in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.  Mr. Van Der Looij brings considerable consumer packaged goods and packaging operations experience to… FULL ARTICLE >>

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