• 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 >>
  • 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 >>

  • International Regulatory Influences
    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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