• 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 >>
  • Robert Fell returns to MPMA as CEO & Director

    Robert Fell has been appointed CEO & Director of Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA). Fell served three years as chief executive of British Metals Recycling Association; 14 years as a Senior R&D Manager at Ardagh Group and 17 years at Crown Corporate Technology in scientific research and operational roles. “Robert is well-known and widely respected across our industry and joins… 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 >>
  • European Commission adopts EU restriction on TDFAs in sprays

    (June 12, 2019)
    The European Commission has adopted an amendment to REACH Annex XVII. This  imposes a restriction on (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and any  mono-, di- and tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives (TDFAs) in spray products. The amendment will go into effect July 1. According to the regulation, the substance cannot be used in products, such as aerosol dispensers and pump sprays, supplied to the general public… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • ICMAD issues Industry Alert concerning UV absorbers in sunscreen

    (June 11, 2019)
    On June 11, 2019, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD) issued the following Industry Alert:   Dear ICMAD Members and Industry Friends:   You may have seen news reports to the effect that the UV absorbers in some sunscreens are capable of penetrating the skin and can then be found in the blood stream.   These reports are based on… FULL ARTICLE >>

  • Regulatory Issues
    Doug Raymond

    Regulatory Issues

    CARB On April 12, 2019, the California Air Resources…
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    International Regulatory Influences
    Cassandra Taylor

    Ozone-Depleting Substances & Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations

    The words “ozone depletion” describe two related occurrences that…
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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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