P&G closes Cincinnati office due to terrorist threat from former employee

May 18, 2022

Multiple threats directed to the downtown Cincinnati offices of Proctor & Gamble (P&G) prompted a visit from SWAT units on Wednesday morning, May 18, 2022 and a closure of the offices. An office safety bulletin was …

ACI to Congress: Ensure EPA Chemical Safety Office has necessary funding

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) urged congressional leaders to ensure that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) receives the funding necessary to ensure that new, innovative and …

Ball Corp. partners with Recycle Aerosol LLC to close the loop—one aerosol can at a time

May 17, 2022

Ball is partnering with Recycle Aerosol LLC to increase the recycling rates of aluminum aerosol cans in the U.S. In line with the global transition to a truly circular economy, Ball said it is committed …

Industry value chain launches aerosol recycling initiative

May 16, 2022

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) launched an Aerosol Recycling Initiative with the support of almost 20 companies across the aerosol value chain to increase access to aerosol recycling and …

Bansk Group to acquire Hair Care brands Amika and Eva NYC

May 13, 2022

Bansk Group, a consumer-focused private investment firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Amika and Eva NYC, two of the fastest-growing scaled independent hair care brands …

TricorBraun Appoints Senior Leadership Roles

May 6, 2022

Global packaging supplier TricorBraun has named Scott Beamer Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds Declan McCarthy, who has been appointed President, TricorBraun Europe. Both report to President and CEO Court Carruthers. “Scott’s background and accomplishments …

Aerosol organizations give tour of Shield plant for CARB

May 3, 2022

On April 26, the Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) and the Household & Commercial Product Association (HCPA), in conjunction with and organized by the National Aerosol Association (NAA), held a plant tour and Aerosol 101 …

ACI welcomes 19 new member companies

May 1, 2022

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) welcomed 19 new member companies, strengthening its leadership role in representing the cleaning product supply chain. “Whether its offering prime business-to-business meeting opportunities at the ACI Convention or delivering value in …

Just One Word: Plastics

In 1967, Walter Brooke told Dustin Hoffman in the classic film The Graduate that “There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?” Fast forward to 2022 at the resumed session …

Regulatory Issues

There has been a recent flurry of activity concerning volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). CARB Ravi Ramalingam, Branch Chief, Consumer Products & Air Quality Assessment Branch, California Air Resources Board (CARB), presented Regulation & Management …