The Multiple Roles of Water in the Corrosion of Spray Package Materials

July 7, 2014

Hello, everyone. Water plays many different roles in the corrosion of spray package materials. For example, water molecules: Could be a corrosive formula ingredient Transport corrosive formula ingredients to the package metal Move ionic charges to and from …

CARB, SCAQMD and Environmental Regulations

CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) September 2013 Amendments are still not finalized by CARB staff. The 15-day comment period has come and gone. CARB staff has indicated that the amendments will be finalized soon. …

When Spray Package Internal Coatings and Laminate Films Corrode

June 1, 2014

  Hello, everyone.  Internal coatings in spray packages are not barriers between the package metal and your formula.  Laminate films on metals are typically much thicker than coatings.  However, laminate films are also not true barriers …

The Only Constant with GHS is Change

After months of waiting, Canada is moving again on implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). It is still months away from having a final version of the Controlled Products …

Safety First: Developing Eyes and Ears

I recently read that the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was filing suit against a major telecom company for disciplining several employees after they submitted complaints about hazardous working conditions or filed claims …

CARB, Environmental News, and a Dangerous Precedent from SCAQMD

May 1, 2014

CARB Finally, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released its 15-day changes to the amendments from the September 2013 board hearing. The changes can be found at http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2013/cp2013/cp2013.htm and include modifications made to some definitions …

Storage Tests & “Surprise” Corrosion

Hello everyone. I used the two most difficult questions to answer about spray package corrosion as the title for this Corrosion Corner. An example for the first “Why” challenge is: you have a static storage …

Around the Industry

Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) President Chris Nyarady (right) of Montebello Packaging presents Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) Chairman Sean Fitzgerald (left) of Cobra Plastics with a check for $1,000 at EAA’s Spring Meeting & Aerosol …

Stainless Steel Corrosion in Package Components

April 1, 2014

Hello, everyone. The metals used to fabricate spray packages include: Steel alloys (both tinplated and tin-free) Aluminum alloys Polymers Laminated aluminum alloy foils Stainless steel alloys Stainless steel is the least visible of all packaging materials, but is used in all types …

CARB, SCAQMD and other Environmental Issues

CARB News from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is that its 15-day comment notice will have expired by the end of March. By the time you’re reading this, you will have hopefully seen the comments. …