• Chemical Activity Barometer up slightly in May and for the year

    (May 22, 2019)
    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) rose 0.4% in May on a three-month moving average (3MMA), the third monthly gain after several weak months, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC). On a year-over-year basis, the barometer is up 0.5%. The CAB consists of indicators in production, equity prices, product prices and inventories and other indicators. “Year-earlier comparisons have turned positive… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • APEAL unveils new website; touts benefits of steel for packaging

    (May 21, 2019)
    The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has launched its new, dedicated Steel for Packaging website at www.steelforpackaging.org. It is designed to promote the unique qualities and benefits of steel as a packaging material, both for design and recyclability. “The new Steel for Packaging site is set to help brands, retailers, designers and can makers to make… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Amazon to open warehouse to store potentially hazardous goods, adds fees

    (May 20, 2019)
    Amazon is building a separate warehouse in Mississippi that is intended specifically for hazardous goods it stores and ships to customers, including bleach cleaner, nail polish, bear spray and more. The warehouse is smaller than a typical fulfillment center at 500,000 square feet, and will house the most hazardous items that Amazon ships. The decision follows an incident in December… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • European steel merger between thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel fizzles

    A previously announced merger between thyssenkrupp’s Steel Europe AG business and Tata Steel has been abandoned due to concerns by the European Commission and fears that the merger would not be approved. The companies determined changes to the agreement would adversely affect the intended synergies and economics of the merger. Thyssenkrupp AG has reassessed its strategy and will now propose… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Beiersdorf buys Coppertone from Bayer for $550 million

    (May 13, 2019)
    Beiersdorf AG agreed to buy Bayer AG’s Coppertone brand of sun-care products for $550 million, bolstering a line of skin creams that already includes the Nivea brand. The deal for the brand, which had sales of about $213 million last year, expands Beiersdorf’s presence in the U.S. Bayer said in November that it planned to sell Coppertone, Dr. Scholl’s and other businesses… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • HCPA to organize Day One of The ADF Conference program

    ADF&PCD New York – September 17 & 18, 2019 – Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion – New York City In an exclusive partnership with the event, The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) will organize and support the entire program on Day 1 of the ADF Conference. The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design’s (PCD) New York… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Aerosol Summit 2020 set for March 29-31 in Nashville

    (May 9, 2019)
    The National Aerosol Association will hold Aerosol Summit 2020 in Nashville, TN from March 29-31, 2020. The conference, entitled “Common Ground: Vision 2020,” will be held at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, located at 623 Union Street in Nashville. For more information, visit: http://www.nationalaerosol.com/. FULL ARTICLE >>

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