Regulatory Issues

July 1, 2012

Green Chemistry The Dept. of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) in California released their informal Draft Green Chemistry Regulation for a short preview on May 18 and asked for comments by May 29. The Draft Green Chemistry Regulation was …

Commentary

Summer fun needs summer sense… No doubt, most readers have read about the Massachusetts man who says he applied continuous spray Banana Boat sunscreen, stepped next to his outdoor grill and immediately caught fire last month. He suffered …

Spray Patterns

Aerosol manufacturer Empack Spraytech Inc. was given this year’s Award for Advanced Manufacturing for its innovative work in the automotive and chemical sectors at the 16th Annual Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards held in April. Custom fragrance development company Tru Fragrance announced the launch of Tru …

People in the News

Shelley Simmons was appointed VP, Global Communications, Aveda (The Estée Lauder Cos.), effective June 25. She has held positions at The Body Shop since 2000, most recently as their Brand Communications & Values Director, Americas. The Procter & Gamble Co. announced former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …

Industry News

The New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, announced that they are teaming up with the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) to create a New England-wide program to “Strike Out Inhalant Abuse” at six Minor League …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. announced that it has acquired the global licenses and certain related assets for the Ed Hardy, True Religion and BCBGMAXAZRIA fragrance brands from New Wave Fragrances, LLC. Additionally, Elizabeth Arden has acquired the global licenses and certain related assets for the Justin Bieber …

The Aerosol Contract Filling Industry in China

In China, aerosol contract filling is a relatively new business that is being recognized and accepted gradually. For a better understanding of it, we need to review the history of the development of Chinese aerosol manufacturing. Aerosols have been made …

MarketBEAT

Global Aerosol Outlook The aerosol can industry has regained momentum after a slow year in 2009 and further progress is forecast, according to Euromonitor International’s report Metal Aerosols in Beauty & Home Care: Where Opportunities & Challenges Abound. However, exciting growth in developing regions is overshadowed …

GHS finally arrives in the U.S: Part 2

The new Hazcom 2012 rule brings significant changes to the classification, labeling and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for aerosol products. The criteria for whether or not an aerosol product is considered flammable has changed dramatically. The following are the new …

The role of chloride ions in spray package corrosion.

Hello everyone. One of the most persistent myths in corrosion is that chloride ions cause pitting corrosion for all metals and coated metals. The myth about chloride ions and corrosion most likely originated with the pitting corrosion behavior of some stainless steel alloys in sea water. …