• B’laster aquires AC Avalanche

    (2020-08-12 19:39:29)
    Industrial aerosol manufacturer B’laster has aquired the AC Avalanche division from TSI Products, Inc. With this transaction, B’aster nearly doubles its revenue, according to the company. The AC Avalanche automotive aftermarket product lines include Avalanche Gold, Black Diamond Premium and A/C Avalanche automotive refrigerants, as well as recharging hoses and adapters. AC Avalanche will remain in Arlington, TX while B’laster… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Edgewell Personal Care announces plan to acquire CREMO

    (2020-08-04 15:26:12)
    Edgewell Personal Care Co. announced it is acquiring CREMO, an American men’s grooming company, for $235 million. “We are excited to announce this agreement to acquire CREMO,” said Rod Little, Edgewell’s President & CEO. “The men’s grooming category remains a strategic focus for Edgewell and this acquisition will help us accelerate growth and strengthen our position in the fastest growing… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • SCC’s online and on-demand sunscreen intensive runs August 6–13

    (2020-08-04 14:00:34)
    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ “Extending Your Invisible Umbrella 2.0” sunscreen intensive will take place virtually and on-demand starting on August 6. The presentations will discuss the link between skin health and sun exposure, as well as the new formulation regulations including product efficacy testing. Speakers hail from companies such as Beiersdorf, Ashland, Kobo, Covestro, Croda, Inolex, DSM and BASF.… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • HCPA to host four-part Regulatory Webinar Series

    (2020-08-03 14:49:54)
    The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) will hold a four-part Regulatory Webinar Series, featuring a high-level overview and opportunities to speak directly with officials from regulatory sectors. They are set for August 19 & 26 and September 2 & 10. The agenda is as follows: Wednesday, August 19 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Elements of Spray Package Corrosion course goes online

    (2020-07-30 20:40:15)
    Pair O Docs has developed a web version of its Elements of Spray Package Corrosion course in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is offered for 5–30 participants and the cost is less than the on-site version of the course, according to the firm. The web version also enables team members to participate from any location and save travel… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • ACC’s Chemical Activity Barometer rises In July

    (2020-07-28 13:54:05)
    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), rose 2.7% in July on a three-month moving average basis following a 0.1% gain in June. On a year-over-year basis, the barometer fell 8.9% in July. The unadjusted data show a 1.3% gain in July following a 3.4% gain in June and a 3.6%… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Dr. John J. Sciarra, metered dose inhaler pioneer, passes away

    (2020-07-27 17:45:08)
    On April 17, Dr. John J. Sciarra of Sciarra Laboratories, Inc., Hicksville, NY, passed away at the age of 92. Born in 1927, Sciarra served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army and received his B.S. in Pharmacy from St. John’s University in 1951. He received his M.S. in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1953 and his Ph.D in Pharmacy… FULL ARTICLE >>

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