• ACI postpones 2021 convention, announces virtual summit

    (2020-09-23 16:17:09)
    The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Industry Convention is being postponed until January 2022 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a recognized critical health emergency. Based on extensive surveying of member companies, in-depth assessments of travel policies and regulations related to the impact of the pandemic, ACI determined it is impossible to conduct an in-person event in Orlando in January… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Luxe Pack Monaco and LA make alterations and expand offerings

    (2020-09-17 13:21:04)
    In addition to the regular trade show, Luxe Pack Monaco is launching a virtual platform for the show, called “My Luxe Pack Monaco.” It is a supplemental digital platform for both exhibitors and visitors to optimize and extend their live Monaco show experience, as well as facilitate participants who cannot attend, according to organizer InfoPro Digital. It will run concurrent… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Zep’s disinfectants granted EPA acceptance to combat COVID-19

    (2020-09-15 19:42:42)
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed the acceptance of Zep Antibacterial Disinfectant & Cleaner with Lemon, Zep Spirit II Ready-To-Use Detergent Disinfectant and Zep All Purpose Bathroom Disinfectant to protect against COVID-19. It was based on testing that demonstrated the products kill the virus on hard non-porous surfaces in 60 seconds. “We are proud to deliver a meaningful… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Henkel expands hand sanitizer/soap production in NY & PA

    (2020-09-15 14:23:36)
    Henkel has invested $23 million in its Geneva, NY and West Hazleton, PA manufacturing facilities to boost production of Dial liquid hand soap and hand sanitizers. The investment includes new equipment, a series of improvements and 180 new jobs. Some of the new technology installments will be operational in November; the rest will be up and running by June 2021,… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • ICMAD changes name to Independent Beauty Association (IBA)

    (2020-09-14 16:53:28)
    Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) has changed its name to the Independent Beauty Association. This is part of the organization’s strategy to represent the independent and entrepreneurial beauty industry and re-brand the group with a new name, logo and website. IBA is a non-profit trade association with more than 700 member companies. It provides benefits and services that allow… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • SCC elects executive officers and area directors for 2021

    (2020-09-14 14:32:48)
    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has announced the election results for the organization’s 2021 Executive Officers and Area Directors. Together with the Board of Directors, they are the governing body focused on the mission, strategy and goals of the SCC and represent the interests of more than 6,000 individual cosmetics and personal care industry members globally. Effective Jan. 1,… FULL ARTICLE >>

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    Cassandra Taylor

    The impact of COVID-19 on the global regulatory landscape

    The year 2020 has been an interesting one so…
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    Pressure Points
    Owen Caine

    Trusted for a reason… Cleaning, disinfectant brands fight back against online counterfeits

    The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is honored…
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    Doug Raymond

    Regulatory Issues

    CARB On July 28, the California Air Resources Board…
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    Corrosion Corner
    W. Stephen Tait

    Do chloride ions cause spray package corrosion?

    Hello everyone. One of the most persistent corrosion myths…
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