• European steel recycling reaches record levels

    (June 26, 2019)
    Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit an all-time high of 80.5%, according to figures issued by the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL). This record rate, which represents data from 2017, indicates that the industry met and exceeded one of its key sustainability goals—an 80% recycling rate in Europe by 2020—three years ahead of schedule.… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • American Chemistry Council selects Jahn as President & CEO, starting in October

    (June 25, 2019)
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has appointed Christopher L. Jahn as President & CEO, effective late October 2019. Jahn currently serves as President & CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and will succeed Cal Dooley, who has led ACC since 2008 and is retiring. “I’m honored to have been chosen to lead ACC, one of the most influential trade associations… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • HCPA responds to New York ban on 1,4-dioxane in Household Products

    (June 24, 2019)
    The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released the following statement on June 21, 2019, attributed to Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA, after the New York state legislature passed SB.4389B. “Unfortunately, the New York state legislature was persuaded by Long Island activists that passing a bill to ban a manufacturing byproduct found in dish soap and other cleaning… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • SC Johnson to buy Sun Bum

    (June 19, 2019)
    SC Johnson has signed an agreement to acquire Sun Bum, a maker of sun protection products. The acquisition also includes the Baby Bum brand of sun protection and baby care products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; it is still subject to U.S. regulatory approvals. “The Sun Bum brand is a welcome addition to our portfolio of trusted products,”… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • RB names Laxman Narasimhan CEO, Board Executive Director & Health Business Head

    (June 18, 2019)
    Laxman Narasimhan will be appointed CEO-designate of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) on July 16 and Group CEO on September 1, as well as head of the Health Business Unit and Executive Director of the Board. Narasimhan hails from PepsiCo where he currently serves as Global Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Executive Committee. He held a previous role… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Aerosol & Dispensing Forum seeks Innovation Award entries; July 1 deadline

    (June 13, 2019)
    The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) & Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD) New York Innovation Awards are designed to showcase aerosol,  dispensing, personal care and cosmetic packaging innovations. An independent jury of packaging experts from leading brands, universities, organizations and the media oversee the process. Participation is FREE. Products must be launched on the market between June 24, 2018 and… FULL ARTICLE >>

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    Cassandra Taylor

    Ozone-Depleting Substances & Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations

    The words “ozone depletion” describe two related occurrences that…
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    Regulatory Issues
    Doug Raymond

    Regulatory Issues

    CARB On April 12, 2019, the California Air Resources…
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    Pressure Points
    Steve Bennett

    TSCA Prioritization: What is it good for?

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently designated 20…
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    Corrosion Corner
    W. Stephen Tait

    The corrosion of refillable multiple-use packaging—Part I

    Hello, Everyone. We have a paradox—both docs from Pair…
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