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Perry Cozzone has joined CRC Industries, Inc. as Global CEO. Cozzone was formerly President of the Americas for Colorcon, a pharmaceutical product developer. Cozzone’s experience in leading a global organization is expected to help CRC…
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WD-40 has hired Faye Ericka Ramirez as a Scientist in the Americas R&D group. Ramirez hails from Infineum USA LP where she served as a Customer Technical Specialist, and prior, with American Spraytech. Ramirez has…
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Aerosol packaging supplier, Lindal Group has launched a new website (www.lindalgroup.com)  with improved product information and user-friendly navigation. The site, which was project managed by Lindal Group Marketing Manager, Kashif Choudhry, includes 360-degree product views,…
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Masa Cui, Founder & CEO at internationally renowned Chinese makeup brand Marie Dalgar will be one of the keynote speakers of the Pentawards Conference at ADF&PCD Shanghai 2019. Cui will be speaking alongside Christophe Pradère,…
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Bayer AG announced it plans to cut 12,000 jobs or approximately 10% of its workforce and sell its Coppertone sunscreens, Dr. Scholl’s foot products and animal-health business. “Through these moves, the company intends to focus…
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The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) elected Tony Waite, Sales Director of Packaging at Tata Steel Europe, as President. He succeeds Stéphane Tondo of ArcelorMittal and will serve for the required…
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The date and location have been set for the Midwest Aerosol Association’s (MAA) Spring Dinner Meeting. It will be held on Thursday April 25 at the Westwood Tavern, 1385 N Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL from…
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Coty Inc. revealed a series of executive leadership changes. Pierre-André Terisse has been appointed CFO and a member of the Executive Committee. Terisse previously served with Danone in roles such as Group CFO and GM…
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Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)’s President & CEO Steve Caldeira has joined the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). The CMA comprises more than 260 industry-specific manufacturing…
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA), of which the Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) is a member, President Lance Hastings made the following statement regarding Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-2020 proposed State Budget: “Manufacturers create tremendous…
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Mukund I.”Mac” Bhuta passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was 80. Born in Mumbai, India, Mukund had lived in the U.S. since 1957. He was a graduate…
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The Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) is announcing a new concept for its Spring Meeting. The all-day event on April 11, 2019, will feature not one, but two concurrent sessions offering aerosol education. Aerosol 101 (Basic Aerosol…
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Edward H. Green Jr., President of aerosol valve manufacturer Newman-Green Inc., passed away on Sept. 18, 2018 at the age of 71. He leaves behind his wife Deborah, daughter Sara and son Edward H. Green…
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Precision Global has expanded its bag-on-valve (BOV) system production line capacities in order to meet growing customer demand. Precision has made significant investments in a dedicated BOV production cell at its French facility in Paris…
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Leicestershire, UK-based Reabrook Ltd, the formulator, manufacturer and contract filler of aerosol and liquid products for private label customers, has celebrated three landmark achievements at its site in Moira, UK. It celebrated 50 years of…
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It can be found in four out of five U.S. households, yet the ingredients in the household staple are known only to a handful of people across the globe — that’s why WD-40 Company pulled out…
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The Aerosol Association of Australia has announced the appointment of David Gurr, Supply Chain Manager for Pax Australia, as President of the Association. Gurr joined the Association’s  Executive Committee in 2012 and has previously served…
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The Household & Commercial Products Association has announced acceptance of nominations for the 2018 Charles E. Allderdice Jr. Annual Memorial Award.  Established in 1982, the Charles E. Allderdice Jr. Memorial Award is the highest honor the…
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John Creighton Armstrong, 91, passed away on Aug. 28 at his home in Friendship, ME. He was born on April 12, 1927 and attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. A pioneer in the aerosol industry,…
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DF&PCD PARIS 2019will be held on the 30th and 31st January 2019in Paris at the Porte de Versailles (Pavillon 7.1); Calls for entries for the ADF&PCD Awards are now open and participation is free. Deadline…
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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has announced the appointment of Tony Brealey, Managing Director and co-owner of Reabrook Ltd, as Chairman of the association. Brealey will take over from Sebastian Alvarez (Unilever), who has…
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The Mist:Understood Campaign Launches Nationally to Set the Record Straight on Aerosol Products.  In partnership with Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO), Mist:Understood will demystify conceptions of aerosol products through creativity, activity and environmental education.  The…
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Starco Brands and Walmart Inc. have partnered to offer consumers a child-safe and environmentally friendly Multi Purpose Nursery Cleaner under Walmart’s Parents’ Choice brand. The multi-purpose cleaner utilizes Starco Brands’ Breathe Safe Technology found in…
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Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) & Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD) New York 2018 has unveiled the shortlist for its Innovation Awards, with major names, such as Tiffany, Estée Lauder, Dove, Unilever, Beiersdorf,…
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New Beauty Care Laboratory in Dubai Henkel has officially inaugurated its first Beauty Care laboratory in the Middle East. As a further milestone of Henkel’s continuous investment in the region, the new facility provides state-of-the-art…
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NAA Holds “Aerosol Academy” to Educate New CARB Staff about Aerosols During an interaction with California Air Resources Board (CARB) leadership in early July, CARB asked Doug Raymond, National Aerosol Association’s (NAA) longtime regulatory consultant,…
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BNP Paribas and HSBC are leading $210 million of debt financing to back the buyout of global aerosol valve supplier Precision Global by ONCAP, according to sources. The financing includes a $35 million revolver, a…
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XPAND2018 – Annual Meeting December 2-6 | Fort Lauderdale, FL Register here: https://www.thehcpa.org/xpand2018-annual-meeting/ ___________________________ HCPA & MAA Aerosol Interchange August 14-16, 2018  Tuesday, August 14th – Golf Tournament at the Seven Bridges Golf Course. To obtain a…
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Precision has appointed John Kawalchuk to Regional Manager–North America and Precision Global Managing Director–North America. Kawalchuk will report directly to CEO Mario Barbero in Precision’s worldwide headquarters in Greenville SC. Recognized for his contributions to…
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California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff conducted a webinar on June 19 concerning the Consumer Products Survey Data from 2013 and 2014. The scope of the surveys is very impressive. An overview included: 491 categories…
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State lawmakers in Hawaii passed legislation in May that would ban skin-care companies from selling and distributing sunscreens on the islands that contain two chemicals deemed damaging to coral reefs. The bill was opposed by various…
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Crown Holdings, Inc.’s Spartanburg, SC aerosol plant is set to offset one-third of its annual electrical usage by implementing a new solar panel array, covering approximately five acres. The project marks Crown’s first use of…
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The European Aerosol Federation (FEA) has announced its keynote speaker for its Global Aerosol Events 2018 event in Dusseldorf, Germany. The event will take place Oct. 4–5. Bertrand Piccard – Initiator and Chairman of the…
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On June 21, Ball Corp. and Platinum Equity announced that they have entered into joint venture and definitive purchase agreements to form Ball Metalpack, a new packaging company that manufactures steel containers for aerosol products,…
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A coalition was launched on June 1, 2018, that intends to ensure that Safer Choice will continue to exist as a federal program within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to improve the program…
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CARB Publishes Draft Consumer Product Survey Data Draft 2013 and 2014 Survey Data Summaries and Supplemental Materials are Available for Public Stakeholder Review   California Air Resources Board (CARB) preliminary draft 2013 and 2014 Consumer…
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    Sector Workshops Concerning the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program   On May 4, 2018, EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program held a stakeholder meeting to allow interested stakeholders to provide input…
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On May 25, 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Board voted unanimously to adopt the staff proposal on amendments to the Consumer Products dealing with Multi-purpose lubricant category.  The amendments provide an Alternative…
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McBride announces proposal to cease UK Aerosols production in Hull On May 24, 2018 McBride, a European manufacturer and supplier of co-manufactured and private label products for the Household and Personal Care market, announced proposals…
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In the past year, the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) has witnessed an increase in Internet-fueled “challenges” involving product abuse.  Such “challenges” encourage children, teens, and even adults to put themselves and others at risk…
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LINDAL GROUP’S NEW INDIANA FACILITY OFFICIALLY DEBUTS 100,000-square foot Columbus facility – over $20MM U.S. investment – hosts manufacturing, R&D, offices, and warehousing of innovative aerosol packaging solutions, to meet growing domestic demand Lindal Group…
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Thomas W. Donaldson February 2, 1928 – April 17, 2018 Thomas W. Donaldson, former President of the Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) and Board member, died on April 17, 2018 at the age of 90.…
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Michael P. Naude, the former Executive Director and current Head of Administration at The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (AMA), passed away on March 24. “It is with the deepest regret that I must…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes regained momentum, increasing 0.4 percent in February after only a 0.1 percent gain in January. All changes in the data are reported on…
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Locally made body spray and air freshener under the brand name “Wave” were formally launched at Quasem Industries Conference 2018 in Dhaka on March 22. The first ever pressurized tin can products made in Bangladesh…
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a system for handling hazardous waste of aerosol cans that encourages recycling. EPA estimates it will also save at least $3 million per year in regulatory costs.…
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Register here: https://member.thehcpa.org/Events/GuestRegistration/6279ec96-ed05-e811-8122-000d3a00e062 CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 65 WEBINAR SERIES Register Today HCPA, Crowell & Moring, and Morrison & Foerster will present a two-part webinar series on California’s Proposition 65 and the impending changes to the Clear…
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Click link for full details of October 4–5 event: http://semicomedia.be/mailing/FEA2018/mailing.html    
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Article speaks of empires and entrepreneurs… https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyfeldman/2018/02/22/the-spray-can-king-how-a-turnaround-expert-is-piecing-together-an-aerosol-empire/#77d0ca075d6c
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Spray Products Corp. has officially taken ownership of the former Valspar/Plasti-Kote 270,000-square-foot facility at 1000 Lake Road in Medina, OH. The building was the largest vacant facility in Medina and had been empty since 2016.…
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Belgium-based PET value chain organization Petcore Europe has created the Plastic Aerosol Recycling Special Industry Group (SiG) in anticipation of an increased need to recycle higher amounts of plastics aerosol containers. The task force has…
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Avon Products, Inc. announced that Jan Zijderveld has been appointed CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Sheri McCoy, who previously announced her intention to retire from the Company and Board. He will also serve as a…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) has officially changed its name to the Household & Commercial Products Association. Following a nearly year-long strategic planning process, HCPA is enhancing its brand identity to more directly reflect…
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Business-to-business beauty event Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) announced a special collaboration with LA Fashion Week (LAFW), the official fashion week of Los Angeles. CPNA, always seeks out innovative and complimentary collaborations, and has once again…
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Ernie Rosenberg, who served as the American Cleaning Institute’s President & CEO for 17 years, is the recipient of the special ACI Chairman’s Award, recognizing his outstanding leadership of the association for the cleaning product…
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Leopold Werdich, Managing Director of Tubex Holding, was elected President of the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) on January 30, 2018. He succeeds Eric Frantz of CCL Container. In his inaugural address,…
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Revlon Inc announced on Jan. 29 that  Chief Executive Fabian Garcia was stepping down, two years after taking the helm of the cosmetics company. Board member Paul Meister will assume the role of executive vice…
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched “Exploration Clean”, an online experience aimed at teaching middle-school students the science and chemistry behind cleaning. This is the first step in creating a platform containing educational modules for…
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Belvac Production Machinery, Inc., Lynchburg, VA,  producer of continuous motion rotary machinery used by aerosol, beverage and food can manufacturers around the globe, announced the acquisition of Rosario Handel B.V., d/b/a Rosario Can Technology  based…
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Ardagh’s specialist aerosol manufacturing plant in Wedel, Germany, has produced the a lighter three-piece steel aerosol container for a range of Henkel’s hairspray products, according to an Ardagh press release. Developed collaboratively by Henkel of…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) announced that its Spring Meeting will be held on April 19 at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Arlington Heights, IL. Additionally, the MAA will hold its Annual Golf Outing…
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) welcomed association membership professional Ann Cothran as Senior Manager, Membership, which is a new position. ACI, which is the trade association for the cleaning product supply chain, also announced promotions…
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Could you or a loved one use a relaxing bubble bath? If your answer is an enthusiastic “yes,” then Mr. Bubble is ready to bubble to the rescue. The loveable bathtime friend of kids and…
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European Partners, LLP  announced on Jan. 2  that one of its affiliates has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell Albéa, a global leader in the BPC packaging industry, to Funds advised by PAI Partners.The proposed…
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Agency Defers Rulemaking, ACI Continues to Provide Safety, Efficacy Data on Five Key Antibacterial Ingredients The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule…
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Ball Corp’s board of directors elected Nate Carey as VP & Controller of the corporation. Carey joined Ball as Assistant Controller in 2014 after working at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for more than a decade. He is…
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Starco Brands announced that Breathe, its new household aerosol cleaning brand, has been awarded the NAPPA (National Parenting Product Awards) win for 2017. According to Starco, Breathe is the first aerosol cleaning line ever certified…
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Cosmetic Industry Buyers & Suppliers (CIBS) celebrated its 70th Members Only Luncheon on Nov. 8 at the Harvard Club in New York City. Along with the networking festivities, the membership approved the suite of 2018…
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Berry Global Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Griffon Corp. for $475 million in cash on a debt-free, cash-free…
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A lightweight shaped aerosol can with enhanced environmental credentials has won the prestigious Can of the Year title for 2017 from Canmaker Magazine . The aluminum can, produced for Unilever’s Dove antiperspirant by Moravia Cans…
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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association’s (BAMA) has announced the winners of its annual awards at the 2017 Forum and Awards Dinner, held recently at the prestigious Oulton Hall Hotel, Leeds.          …
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Precision Global, global manufacturer of aerosol valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets, announced that Ethan Zink has joined Precision’s North American Sales Team as Sales Account Manager for the…
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TricorBraun, a global packaging solutions provider, announced that Court Carruthers will become the company’s President & CEO effective October 30, 2017. He succeeds the company’s long-serving President &CEO, Keith Strope, who will become Executive Chairman. …
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Om Oct. 16, the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) applauded California Governor Brown for signing SB 258, the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017. This landmark bill successfully balances consumer and worker demands…
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In the first half of 2017, the members of the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) delivered an impressive 2.9 billion aluminum aerosol cans world-wide. That means the output is more or less…
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LINDAL Group will be showcasing its entire e spectrum of pharma packaging solutions at the CPhI Worldwide 2017 exhibition – Messe Frankfurt, Germany. Global businesses are invited to visit them in hall 4, stand 42D53…
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  The International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) stages the World Aluminum Aerosol Can Award every year.  In the category “Aluminum cans already on the market,” there were two winners this year: “TAG…
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Pre-registered attendance for the 2017 Chem Show, the largest North American event exclusively focused on the processing of fluids, powders and gases, has already jumped 35% from the last Show at one month before the…
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The third annual Perfumed Plume Awards for fragrance journalism will take place in New York City on April 11 2018. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2018. Fragrance articles must be a minimum of…
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The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index showed a pronounced slowdown in August, reflecting the effects of Hurricane Harvey, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Growth in U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes expanded only 0.1%…
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Terrence “Terry” Malin Colker died peacefully on Sept. 21, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL surrounded by his family. Terry was born in Germantown, PA on May 4, 1947. Terry was President of CPC Aeroscience in…
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Beth Ludwick has joined the Consumer Specialty Products Association, CSPA, as the VP of Communications & Marketing. In this role, Ludwick leads CSPA’s communications strategy including media relations, digital and member communications. She also oversees…
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The Lindal Group’s range of aerosol dispensing solutions now includes a new, contemporary-looking actuator for shaving gel and foam — Henry. Henry is a one-piece spray cap crafted to make it comfortable when applying finger…
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French businesswoman and billionaire Liliane Bettencourt, whose family founded L‘Oréal and still owns the largest stake in the cosmetics giant, has died aged 94, her daughter said Sept. 21. Bettencourt, listed by Forbes as the…
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On Sept. 12, the California Assembly passed SB 258, the landmark Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). For the first time ever, cleaning products sold in…
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Aluminum can manufacturer Montebello Packaging announced that Chris Nyarady has been promoted to VP of Sales. Inclusive in his 18 years of experience in the packaging industry, Nyarady has been a Montebello team member for…
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SC Johnson announced on Sept. 14 that it has signed an agreement to acquire Method and Ecover, two consumer brands from People Against Dirty, a company that offers home care, hand and body, and laundry products sold…
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Europe’s largest series of primary and secondary packaging events launches New York show in collaboration with global design competition Pentawards, to run alongside ADF&PCD New York  Packaging Innovations, Europe’s largest series of primary and secondary…
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Hilton Head, SC–SATA’s 37th annual fall meeting, scheduled for next week in Hilton Head, SC, remains scheduled with no changes following Hurricane Irma passing through the region. The Hilton Head Marriott, host of the event, reported…
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ADF (Aerosol Dispensing Forum) and PCD (Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) announced the winners of the Innovations Awards at an Awards Ceremony yesterday during the show. Show director Christelle Anya, and master of ceremonies…
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Seventh Generation,  household and personal care products company and player in the environmentally conscious products space, announced the launch of Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray. Seventh Generation’s new Disinfectant Spray kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses1…
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SC Johnson announced the donation of $500,000 to support the renovation of the integrated science lab at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The new lab will be named the SC Johnson Integrated Science…
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Scott Carpenter has joined Formulated Solutions as VP, Marketing & Partner Innovation. He has 20 years experience in consumer-centric package development, including his most recent position as Senior Associate Director of Packaging Innovation and Development…
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Breathe, the first aerosol cleaning line ever certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Safer Choice Program, is now available at all 93 Wegmans Food Markets stores. Products that carry the Safer Choice label…
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Cutting-edge innovations for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging market to be revealed at ADF&PCD show, September 6 ADF (Aerosol Dispensing Forum) and PCD (Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) revealed its shortlist for…
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced Aug. 7  that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved QVAR RediHaler (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) inhalation aerosol, a breath-actuated inhaler for the maintenance treatment…
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The Fragrance Foundation has named Linda Levy as President, replacing Elizabeth Musmanno. Levy currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. She previously served as the Omni Group VP, Divisional Merchandise Manager for Fragrances…
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On Aug. 3, Avon Products, Inc. announced that Sheri McCoy will step down as Chief Executive Officer and as a director on March 31, 2018, in line with her commitments to Avon’s Board of Directors…
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Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) CONFERENCE October 8-10, 2017 Register: www.waib.org Embassy Suites by Hilton Napa 1075 California Boulevard, Napa, California, 94559, USA Room Block Reservations Now Available Group Code: Wai Call for reservations 707-253-9540  …
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New Horizons Cleaning Products Conference Clean: Focus 2020 The Consumer Specialty Products Association’s (CSPA) Cleaning Products Division’s will host its New Horizons 2017 Conference in at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes, in Phoenix,…
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Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) President &  CEO Steve Caldeira promoted long-time association executive Joe Yost to VP, Strategic Alliances & Industry Relations, reporting to Jim Jones, Executive VP for Strategic Alliances & Industry Relations. …
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The Aerosol Industry Summit 2018, a joint venture between the National Aerosol Association (NAA), the Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA), the Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA), the Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) and the Eastern Aerosol…
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Colep announced the appointment of Andres Labadie as the new Sales Manager for the North American region. Labadie, who is currently based in Califonia, has extensive experience in international sales and brand development in the…
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Las Vegas — The 15th edition of Cosmoprof North America opened Sunday at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The show is again partnering with Professional Beauty Associates  (PBA) to create  Beauty Week. The…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) will be holding its annual Golf Outing on Tuesday August 8 at the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, IL.  According to the MAA, this is a great networking opportunity…
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“It is with utmost respect and admiration that I have been given the distinct privilege to announce the official retirement of Steve Engler, our Chief Technical Officer, Aerofil Technology Inc. (ATI) who has worked for…
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The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) & Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD) Innovation Awards Jury gathered in June to review an array of product submissions. The renowned Pratt Institute hosted the jury meeting…
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Kashif Choudhry has been named to the new position of Global Product Marketing Manager for Lindal Group, and will report to Phil Lever, Executive Director for Global Sales. “Our global network of customers will greatly benefit from Kashif’s strong mix of business and technical background , which includes global…
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LUXE PACK NEW YORK was thrilled to use the 15th anniversary New York show platform to announce the launch of the first annual LUXE PACK LOS ANGELES show, scheduled for February 7 & 8, 2018…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) has named Jim Jones as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Industry Relations.  Jones is the former Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is expanding its Government Relations & Public Policy team. Owen Caine, currently Director of State Government Relations at the Toy Association, joined CSPA on June 5 as Executive VP…
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The Sherwin-Williams Company announced it has completed its acquisition of The Valspar Corporation. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Valspar shareholders will receive $113 per share in cash. In connection with completion of the…
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ADF&PCD New York (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) has issued its Last Call for Entries to the ADF&PCD Innovation Awards. Deadline is June 12 Brands and exhibitors are encouraged…
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SC Johnson announced that it will disclose the presence of 368 potential skin allergens that may occur in its products. “For us, transparency is a matter of principle. We’re interested in helping people make the…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) will be holding its Golf Outing on July 10 at the Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton, IL. More info: www.cspa.org
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Coster Tecnologie Speciali S.p.A. appointed Martina Segatta as the new the Chair of the Board. Daniele Calza, who was appointed to this position in 2015 after the death of Rolando Segatta, has resigned, considering his…
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Precision Global announced that James Taylor has been appointed U.S. Director of Sales. Taylor will be based in Greenville, SC and will report to Precision’s Chief Commercial Officer, Markus Raab. Taylor previously served as a…
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The American HFC (hydrofluorocarbons) Coalition announced that on March 23, The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) found that imports of R-134a are causing or threatening to cause material injury to the U.S. industry producing R-134a.…
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Bayer, the maker of Coppertone, announced in April that it has commissioned an independent “assurance assessment,” available to the public and designed to provide consumers with greater confidence when choosing sunscreen. “Consumers are receiving information…
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The Aluminum Packaging Recycling Organization (ALUPRO) has announced that Ball Corp. is becoming a direct funding partner of MetalMatters—the packaging industry’s communications program in the UK which aims to boost the capture rates for metal…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) announced the publication of a method and standard for aerosol products in plastic containers. The publication is available for purchase on the CSPA website as an appendix to the…
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Ball Corp. and Unilever have partnered to bring a more sustainable aluminum aerosol can to the market. The new Rexona and Sure antiperspirant cans employ Ball’s innovative ReAl™ technology. The newly created metal alloy that…
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Hans Peter Lilienthal, former Director of Lindal Valve Company Limited, Lindal Holdings Limited and Aerosol Research & Development Limited, passed away on April 6 at the age of 74 in Hamburg, Germany. He is survived…
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On April 3, Berry Plastics Group, Inc. announced that it is changing its name to Berry Global Group, Inc. Common shares of the Company stock will continue to be traded on the New York Stock…
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International B2B beauty trade show Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) will be holding its 15th edition and anticipates more than 33,000 attendees from over 100 countries worldwide, as well as over 1,100 exhibitors, at this years’…
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In 1892, William Painter changed the trajectory of the beverage industry with the invention of the bottle cap (also known as the crown cork). Throughout 2017, Crown Holdings, Inc. , the company that Painter founded,…
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Matias Levit has been appointed CEO of aluminum aerosol can manufacturer Condensa, headquartered in Arica, Chile. Levit has been with Condensa for eight years and his most recent positions included Sales Director and Director of…
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BWAY Corporation, a Stone Canyon Industries, LLC company and North American manufacturer of rigid metal and plastic containers, announced on March 27 that it completed the acquisition of the assets, and certain liabilities, of Ball…
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Record sales of aluminium aerosol cans: AEROBAL reports significant growth in 2016  The economic and political problems and debates around the world did not have an adverse impact on the performance of the member companies…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose a strong 0.6 percent in February. This follows an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in January. Volumes have generally been moving up…
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Solvay and Nexeo Solutions, Inc. announced that, effective April 20, 2017, Nexeo Solutions will become an authorized distributor of the Solvay AEROSOL Surfactant Chemistry, formerly sold by Cytec Industries Inc., in the United States and…
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NATIONAL INHALANTS  AND POISONS PREVENTION PANEL Help the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) spread awareness and work to save lives during National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW) from March 19th-25th, 2017. This year, ACE will…
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The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) and the The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) have reported their branding effort is gathering strength and that they have signed a contract with branding firm Connector Branding to…
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Ünal Varol has been named Global BOV Business Manager for Lindal Group, and will report to Phil Lever, the company’s Group Commercial Director, the firm announced here today.   This is a new position for…
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Bill Auriemma, President & CEO of Diversified CPC International and Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Board Chair, will be speaking at the Montreal Protocol Medical & Chemical Technical Option Committee (MCTOC) meeting, March 1-3 in…
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Croda International Plc received the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)Award for “Most Innovative Use of Green Chemistry” at The Future of Sustainability conference on February 15, 2017. Croda was recognized for its new…
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Attention to any Marketers or Formulators of Multi-Purpose Lubricants. Reminder: The California Air Resources Board (CARB)  has a requirement for all Marketers and Formulators of Multi-Purpose Lubricant products sold into California in 2016. A detailed…
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2017 Spring Meeting March 16 Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center Agenda Highlight 10:15-11:00am Canadian and Mexican Regulations Overview Mae Hrycak, Nexreg Compliance Inc. One of our regular features returns due to the ever-changing North American regulatory…
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TRANSITION 2017: CSPA Mid-Year Meeting Early Bird Registration ends Feb. 20, 2017 National Harbor, MD | May 15-18 It’s a year of transition for the country and for CSPA as well. Come meet the association’s…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA)  launched a new website, still found at oktospray.net. The new site includes tabs for membership, events and resources, including links to SPRAY’s buyers guide and contract fillers directory. MAA’s spring…
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 Ball Corporation recently won a 2016 Asia CanTech Award from CanTech International for its ITC Engage aluminum aerosol deodorant can.  The judges were attracted to the deep body shaping, which they said is not easy…
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Tekni-Plex, a leading global manufacturer of innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted tubing solutions, is commemorating its 50th anniversary by celebrating its corporate milestones and looking toward the future. Founded in 1967 in Brooklyn,…
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Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) pocketed $1.5 million this month by selling another 6,800 square feet of land to General Electric (GE), which was needed to build GE’s new corporate headquarters next to P&G’s Gillette…
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SC Johnson and its Chairman and CEO, Fisk Johnson, recently announced a combined donation of $150 million to Cornell University, the largest gift ever to the Ithaca, N.Y.-based school and the second-largest to name a…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) will hold its Spring Meeting on March 9 at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Arlington Heights, IL. 5:30PM – 8:30PM More info: oktospray.com Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midwest-aerosol-association-spring-dinner-meeting-tickets-31271294283?aff=SprayTechnology
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has amended its Risk Management Program [RMP] regulations. The revisions contain substantial changes to the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act. All RMP-regulated…
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Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire C.B. Fleet Company, a manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of feminine care and other over-the-counter (“OTC”) healthcare products, for $825 million…
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 High Ridge Brands Co. recently acquired Dr. Fresh, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. High Ridge Brands is a Stamford, CT-based personal care consumer products company and a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier &…
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On Dec. 7, 2016, FAREVA Richmond in Henrico, VA became the 11th aerosol facility in the FAREVA Group, with the inauguration of its new aerosol plant in the Richmond area. Following a first-phase investment of…
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Acquisition Expands the Company’s Portfolio of Insect Repellents SC Johnson announced the family company has acquired Laboratório Osler do Brasil, maker of the Exposis insect repellent brand. “We are thrilled to acquire the Exposis line…
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Just in time for the holidays, an industry-wide shortage of canned whipped topping, such as Reddi-Wip, appears to be looming after a fatal explosion at a Florida nitrous oxide plant in late August stunted the…
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The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) has posted a letter reminding stakeholders that certain requirements for various consumer product categories and aerosol coating product categories will become effective on January 1, 2017, at the following…
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SC Johnson announced that it has received a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to…
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Submit products now for the Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Awards… The 11th edition of the Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) will be held Jan. 18–19, 2017 at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, France. It…
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The winning entries in the 2016 BAMA Awards were announced on Oct. 19. The results of these ‘Oscars’ of the aerosol industry were revealed at the annual British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association Awards dinner held at…
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The dual chamber dispensing provider offers $10,000 in prize money for entries in the mini-sized product category… Anticipating further growth in mini-products,VariBlend has announced a global call for entries in this hot industry category for…
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From Chris Cathcart, President & CEO of the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) CSPA and the aerosol industry are mourning the sudden loss of D. Douglas Fratz who died at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver…
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The member companies of AEROBAL, the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers, announced that in the first half of the year, they boosted output of aluminum aerosol cans by 4.5% compared with the corresponding…
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Aerofil Technology Inc. (ATI) announced the completion of its new high-speed aerosol production line. To support the new production line, Aerofil purchased a 30,000 square-foot warehouse that sits directly across the street from their existing…
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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA), which represents UK companies involved in the aerosol supply chain, has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (AMA). Patrick Heskins, Chief Executive…
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Effective immediately, our new address is: 140 Littleton Road, Suite 320, Parsippany, NJ 07054, USA. Our phone, fax, and all other contact information remains the same.
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Unilever Plc said it has agreed to buy U.S.-based men’s grooming brand Dollar Shave Club in a deal that would expand the consumer goods group’s catalogue of personal care products. Financial terms of the deal…
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The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) slipped 0.4 percent in June. This follows a 0.3 percent decline in May and a 0.5 percent decline in April.…
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A fire caused damage to AptarGroup’s facility in Annecy, France on June 25. There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation and was contained to one of three production units.…
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Ball Corp. and new partner Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company are making a breakthrough in aerosol can making with one of first commercial applications of the new G3-HD two-piece tinplate can, which is hitting shelves in…
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Overview of Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576) WHEN June 20, 2016, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (with the alternative of in-person attendance for those in…
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The third phase of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Survey for Consumer & Commercial Products begins July 1, 2016 and ends November 1, 2016. This is the final phase of the survey. Reviewing the…
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On June 7, 2016,  Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which will modernize the nation’s chemicals management policy for the first time in 40 years. The legislation, which…
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Ernie Rosenberg, who has led the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) since 1999, has announced he will step down as the association’s President & CEO once a successor has been named and a smooth transition executed,…
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The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), a national nonprofit dedicated to educating consumers on the correct use, storage, and disposal of household and institutional products, announced Consumer Product Safety Commissioner (CPSC) Ann Marie Buerkle will…
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The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) held its annual Hall of Fame & Scholarship Dinner on  May 19th at the Manor in West Orange, NJ. Since 2003, the dinner celebrates the achievement and contributions…
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On May 24, the House of Representatives passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act by a vote of 403-12.   The bill will modernize the nation’s chemicals management policy for the…
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released the following statement from Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO, on a bipartisan agreement in Congress to enact legislation modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):   “The work…
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Precision Global, global manufacturer of aerosol valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets, announced on May 4 that Mario Barbero has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Barbero succeeds…
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The Thailand Aerosol Association (TAA) announced that Takahashi Masaomi, President of Thai Daizo Aerosol, was elected as its new Chairman. Masaomi will announce a new TAA Board in the next six months.
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Happy Earth Day! (April 22)  A collection of Sustainability News from our industry:  Crown Holdings, Inc. Crown Holdings, Inc. has published its third Sustainability Report. Titled ‘Perpetual Progress,’ the 2015 report documents Crown’s continued advancement…
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New Avon LLC announced on April 18 the appointment of J. Scott White as CEO. White will join the company effective April 25, 2016.   Scott White White joins New Avon following its recent separation…
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After the recent purchase of French company Oriex Communication, organizer of ADF & PCD (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) events in Paris and New York, Easyfairs Oriex has announced…
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During the Zika Action Plan Summit hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, on April 1, officials from the CDC and CDC Foundation acknowledged several private sector organizations for donating and…
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Aerosol cheese is seldom funny…. SPRAY got fooled this morning (April 1) with the following news alert. After spending a considerable amount of time in the morning trying to hunt this product and its parent…
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Sebastian Alvarez of Unilever UK is to become the Chairman of the British Aerosol Manufacturers‘ Association (BAMA). He takes up the post  on April 11, 2016, having previously held the role of Vice Chairman of…
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The Sherwin-Williams Co has agreed to acquire rival U.S. paint company Valspar Corp., the companies said on March 20, in an all-cash deal valued at about $9.3 billion. Sherwin-Williams will pay $113 a share, or…
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Avon Products Inc. says it is cutting 2,500 jobs and moving its headquarters from New York to Great Britain. The move comes after the cosmetics giant sold its North American business to private-equity firm Cerberus.…
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Crown Aerosols North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc., announced its achievement certifying to the Safe Quality Food Level 2 code at all of their aerosol plants. The plants currently manufacture aerosol containers…
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Pascal Houdayer , currently Corporate Senior VP in the Henkel Laundry & Home Care business unit, will be appointed member of the Henkel Management Board as of March 1, 2016. He will succeed Hans Van…
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ACOA (The Alliance of Colep and One Asia) announce that Daizo, one of its member companies, invested in a brand-new, state-of-the-art aerosol manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, China. The new facility, known as Zhangjiagang Daizo Aerosol…
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Giancarlo Giuffredi retired from the Direction of Coster Machinery Division, which he headed since 1964. Over his career in the aerosol industry he gave an uninterrupted, fundamental and valuable contribution to the setting-up, development and…
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The first of an American Cleaning Institute-sponsored webinar series on “Advancing the Science on Chemical-Induced Asthma” kicks off February 25 to help provide researchers with greater insights on an often mischaracterized topic. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org), which…
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The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) recently sent a letter to Donald Trump thanking him for publicly announcing his preference for aerosol hairspray.  It also encouraged him to continue using aerosols because they no longer…
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has posted draft 2013 data from the Consumer and Commercial Products Survey (Survey) for public review.   The draft data are presented in two spreadsheets.  The first spreadsheet…
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Fear of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has Brazilians rushing to buy repellant, creating a shortage of some brands on pharmacy shelves and boosting sales for the industry – a trend some producers are preparing for…
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In response to the State of California recently adding Bisphenol A (BPA) to its Proposition 65 list of chemicals, the Research & Regulatory Management Council (RRMC), a program within Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), is…
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The 10th edition of the Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Forum will be held Feb. 3–4, 2016 at the Espace Champerret, Porte de Champerret, Paris, France. It will be held simultaneously with Perfumes, Cosmetics & Design…
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Georges Bouille, aerosol industry expert on Bag-on-Valve (BOV) technology, joined the Lindal Group as a consultant. Bouille will support Lindal’s production and product development of BOV platforms in a range of market segments. He will…
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AptarGroup, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Mega Airless, a leading provider of airless dispensing systems for the beauty, personal care and pharmaceutical markets. This acquisition adds complementary products and market…
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CSPA is engaged in a major update of the “CSPA Aerosol Propellants Safety Manual.”  The 130-page manual is entitled Aerosol Propellants: Considerations for Effective Handling in the Aerosol Plant and Laboratory, and the current Third…
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Registration is now open for the CSPA Aerosol Propellants Safety Seminar, co-sponsored by SATA, to be held on March 16 (immediately prior to the SATA Spring Meeting) in Atlanta.  Register at http://www.cspa.org/events/open-cspa-events/.  Both CSPA members…
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Thank you Henri-Marc, Welcome Xavier, After almost 12 years fully dedicated to the aerosol industry as the Director  of our association, Henri-Marc de Montalembert is going to leave the French Aerosols Committee (Comité Français des…
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Kasper Rorsted is leaving consumer goods firm Henkel in April to become CEO of Adidas. Rorsted has been CEO at Henkel for eight years and since taking over in 2008, shares in the maker of…
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COTY confirmed on Jan. 12 that ten Procter & Gamble fragrance licenses will transfer to COTY upon regulatory approval and completion of the merger transaction, including Hugo Boss, Gucci, Lacoste, Bruno Banani, Escada, Mexx, James…
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An Australian street artist is honored that a mural of David Bowie he painted in 2013 has been chosen by London fans as an impromptu shrine to remember the rock star, who died Jan. 10, 2016…
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Precision, global manufacturer of valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets, announced that Hans Van Der Looij has been appointed Regional Manager of Europe, effective immediately.  Precision’s current European footprint…
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Ball Corporation announced on Dec. 21 plans to expand its impact extruded aerosol can manufacturing plant in Velim, Czech Republic. To meet ongoing customer and European market demand, the company will add a new line…
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The Senate’s passage on Dec. 18 of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21stCentury Act brings the United States one step closer to having an effective, science-based chemical regulatory system that gives consumers…
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Global beauty company Avon Products, Inc.  and Cerberus Capital Management, a New York-based private investment firm,  announced Dec. 17 that they have signed definitive agreements to drive enhanced focus on Avon’s international markets, revitalize Avon’s…
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On Dec. 15, Pacific, Mo., Mayor Jeff Palmore joined John Ferring, Chairman of PLZ Aeroscience (PLZ) and Ed Byczynski, PLZ President and CEO, for a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the PLZ Aeroscience…
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DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced on Dec. 11 that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company…
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Ball Corporation is now manufacturing G3-HD,  a two-piece, lightweight steel aerosol container. This latest addition to Ball’s industry leading aerosol can portfolio is manufactured in the company’s Chestnut Hill, Tennessee facility.  Household goods consumers can…
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Eric Frantz, CCL VP of Operations, Home & Personal Care North America, has been elected as President of the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL). He follows Giorgio Aliprandi of Ball Corporation. In…
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The Village Company, a privately held manufacturer and marketer of personal care products, announced that it has acquired the global assets and rights associated with the Soft & Dri, La Bella, Dep, Pure & Natural,…
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Precision, a global manufacturer of aerosol valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets, announced that Markus Raab has been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer.  In his new role, Raab has…
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Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) Spring Meeting. Aerosols 101. Sheraton Mahwah, Mahwah, NJ. www.easternaerosol.com
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California Society of Cosmetic Chemists (CALISCC) Suppliers’ Day. Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. www.caliscc.org
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The Aerosol Manufacturer’s Association of South Africa (AMA) Advanced Training Course, Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng, South Africa. www.aerosol.co.za
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American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting. Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL. www.cleaninginstitute.org
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Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Midwest Teamworks Suppliers Day, Rosemont, IL  MidwestSCC.org
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc., manufacturer of aerosol caps,  announced a new streamlined business structure which organizes the Company into three market-focused divisions, designed to allow the Company to best serve its customers, drive future growth,…
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Byron Lapin, Chairman & CEO of privately held manufacturer Clayton Corp., died suddenly at his home on Nov. 10 at age 73. Clayton Corp., which employs about 257 at its facilities in Fenton, MO; Pacific,…
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Majesty Packaging Systems Limited, packaging manufacturer producing aerosol valves, dispensing pumps and mist sprayers, announced its new website: www.majestyvalve.com “We are delighted to have just launched our new website to help us demonstrate all products…
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George Buckland was appointed VP of Sales & Marketing for the North America Aerosol Division of Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., effective Nov. 9. He will report directly to Andy Bolton, President Crown Aerosol,…
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On Nov. 2,  DuPont announced the consolidation of its DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers business with its DuPont Performance Polymers business, as well as the consolidation of the DuPont Protection Technologies business with the DuPont Building…
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Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Announced on Oct. 28 that it would acquire smaller drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. for $9.4 billion to widen its footprint in the U.S. and negotiate for lower drug…
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) will kick off the celebration of its 90th anniversary at the 2016 ACI Convention, January 25-30 at the Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.  Representatives of ACI member companies can now…
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Following years of continuous growth, the global aluminum aerosol can market has paused for a breath. The International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) reported a slight decline of 1% year-on-year in production worldwide…
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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has awarded its Special Recognition Award 2015 to Nigel Jackson of SPRAYAID. Patrick Heskins, Chief Executive of BAMA said: “I have known Nigel for many years, as a competitor…
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The 10th edition of the Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) will be held Feb. 3–4, 2015 at the Espace Champerret, Porte de Champerret, Paris, France. It will be held simultaneously with the 12th edition…
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Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (ADF & PCD), the specialty trade show from Paris 12 years running, plans to bring its blend of aerosol and dispensing suppliers, beauty packaging…
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The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a stricter smog limit that will force states to reduce emissions and bring billions in pollution-control costs to industry while improving respiratory health for millions over the…
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Ball Corp. opened on Oct. 1 an aluminum aerosol can plant in India, located in the northwest city of Ahmedabad.  With this new plant, Ball will meet the region’s increasing demand, and continue the company’s…
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The Aerosol Association of Australia, has a new President: David Cowper. He was elected at  the annual Meeting in Sydney on September 17. Cowper joined the Association’s Executive Committee in 2002 and is Technical Services…
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The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) officially broke ground on a new $500 million plant near Martinsburg, WV on Sept. 18. The plant is designed to improve the Cincinnati-based consumer goods giant’s access to its customers on…
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DS Containers celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house at the aerosol can company’s Batavia, IL plant. The event featured a tour of the facility, as well as food and refreshments. William Smith, founding…
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Hervé Navellou has been appointed General Manager of L’Oréal France. To leverage the strategic opportunities offered by the French beauty market, it has been decided to strengthen the governance of the Group’s activities in France…
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WD-40 Co. released WD-40 Specialist Industrial-Strength Degreaser with PowerSolve Technology, a proprietary solvent that works quickly to safely break down grease, oil and dirt on a variety of surfaces such as metals, plastics, rubber, glass…
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Consumer Products VOC Compliance Webinar Series Over the past 25 years, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), 16 additional state agencies, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have developed a complex set of volatile organic…
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Retailer & Consumer Products Regulatory Compliance Workshop September 29-30 | Sacramento, CA FEATURED SPEAKER: DREW LAUSCH, U.S. EPA Lausch’s presentation will focus on EPA’s retail strategy, and examine federal RCRA regulations and proposed rules as…
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Cosmopack, the beauty supply chain trade fair component of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, is holding the Cosmopack International Business Forum at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York City, Sept. 16 and 17th. Organized in partnership with…
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  Croda’s upcoming Fall “eSeminar” series begins Wednesday, Sept. 23 with an event focusing on repairing hair damage, including split ends. “The Science behind Hair Damage Repair”, is a live presentation that will explain several methods for repairing…
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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has launched a new set of 6 warehouse posters entitled “Working Safely with Aerosols”. The posters highlight safety points to consider when working in a factory or warehouse where…
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Qosmedix, global suppliers of cosmetics packaging components, officially relocated its corporate headquarters and warehouse to Ronkonkoma, NY, 14 miles east of its previous Edgewood, NY location, on Long Island. The new 95,000 sq ft facility is equipped…
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DS Healthcare announced a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of privately-held WR Group, Inc., Arizona-based marketers and distributors of personal care products, for a reported $34 million in cash and $2.5 million…
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Hallstar, a Chicago-based global supplier of specialty chemicals, announced the official opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in Suzhou, China. The Hallstar New Material Science & Technology (Suzhou) Company Ltd will serve as an R&D…
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Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) has reduced its global workforce to 110,000, but the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods still has about 11,000 local workers, a spokesman said. P&G  revealed its total head count in…
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Retail Consumer Products Regulatory Compliance Workshop  Date: September 29-30, 2015 Location: Sacramento, CA Hotel: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Hazardous Waste and VOCs: Are you doing everything that is required?   Staying on top of and…
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  American Spraytech, a New Jersey-based contract manufacturer of consumer aerosol products, has joined forces with Backpacks for Life, a local charity devoted to helping homeless vets, by donating personal care items for distribution. Items…
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Precision, a global manufacturer of aerosol valves, custom actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets,  announced that Timothy Carlson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Carlson brings extensive…
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Rolando Segatta, Founder and President of Coster Group, a global provider of aerosol valves, spray pumps and dispensers, died on Aug. 1 in Trento, Italy at the age of 90. Segatta founded Coster in the…
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The vast majority of consumers (92%)  say they buy or use aerosols, new research for the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) shows. The research among 2,000 UK adults was conducted by Populus for BAMA and…
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The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) announced July 28 that David S. Taylor, Group President of Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care, will succeed A.G. Lafley as Procter & Gamble’s President and Chief Executive Officer,…
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The global aerosol market is expected to reach $70.15 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The global aerosol market is expected to witness growth primarily due to growing…
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Crown Aerosols North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. announced its certification to the Safe Quality Food Level 2 code at their Faribault, Minnesota and Alsip, Illinois plants. The plants currently manufacture aerosol…
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  The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announced the winners of its 11th annual Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards at Cosmoprof North America, July 13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Judging…
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Vantablack is the darkest material known to humans. It’s so dark, that it absorbs 99.965% of all visible light that hits it, and removes the appearance of all texture from its surface. Scientists say it…
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COTY Inc. announced July 9 the signing of a definitive agreement to merge The Procter & Gamble Company’s (P&G) fine fragrance, color cosmetics and hair color businesses  into COTY through a tax-free Reverse Morris Trust…
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  The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announced the finalists for its 11th annual Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards to be held during Cosmoprof North America, July 13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center…
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Burt Shavitz, co-founder and namesake of natural personal care company Burt’s Bees, passed away July 5 at age 80. He died in Maine of respiratory complications. Shavitz grew up around New York, served in the…
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AkzoNobel AkzoNobel launched a new hair fixative that combines the performance of a synthetic polymer with the sustainability of a partially naturally derived material. BIOSTYLE XH polymer (INCI: Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer) allows formulators to develop cost-effective…
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The Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) is holding a three day course titled Aerosol Technology July 20-23 at the Heldridge Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. The course is designed to cover the major aspects of aerosol technology…
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  The International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) has launched the first issue of its free-of-charge online CANS magazine in June 2015. Twice a year AEROBAL will report about the latest trends, innovations…
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The House passed legislation on June 23 to overhaul toxic chemical safety laws for the first time in decades. Passed on a 398-1 vote, the bill would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to…
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In April, Coty announced the hiring of Elio Leoni Sceti as its next CEO,  taking over for interim CEO Bart Becht. Formerly the CEO of European frozen foods company Iglo Foods Holdings, Sceti was set…
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Mike Freeman, President of the Americas, WD-40 Co., testified on behalf of the aerosol industry before the Energy & Commerce, Power, Manufacturing, & Trade subcommittees on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revisions to…
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On June 16, WAIB sponsored Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Legislative Day in Southern California. Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) Board Members and Doug Raymond, National Aerosol Association (NAA) met with the new…
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Coty, Inc. is set to acquire a trio of personal care brands from Procter & Gamble (P&G) after winning an auction process, the New York Post reports. Clairol, CoverGirl, Max Factor and Wella will soon join Coty’s stable…
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An environmental watchdog group in the Phillipines warned against buying unregistered household pesticides, mostly from China, and urged the Food and Drugs Administration, which earlier issued advisories against the products, to take urgent action to…
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The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that a person can be charged with driving under the influence for huffing aerosol propellants. The June 9th  5-0 decision rejects a Butte man’s efforts to have a case…
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) a winner of its 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award. The Safer Choice Program, formerly known as the Design for…
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Russian pharmaceutical company NATIVA announced a strategic agreement concerning cooperation in the manufacture of innovative dispensing solutions for respiratory disease treatment with VARI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LINDAL Group and one of the leading makers of…
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Colep has become the sole shareholder of Brazilian companies Provider, Total Pack and Colep Provider Aerosol (CPA). After first entering the Latin American personal care and household care products markets in 2010 by acquiring a…
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California Assembly Bill 708, the ingredient disclosure bill, was moved to the inactive file which makes this a 2-year bill.  This Bill would have required the 20 most prevalent ingredients be disclosed on product labels…
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Blanton Whitmire, whose contributions to the pest control industry include founding Whitmire Research Laboratories (a BASF legacy company) and developing the innovative “crack and crevice” aerosol technology, died on May 24. He was 97.  …
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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has announced the appointment of Patrick Heskins as its new Chief Executive. He will take up post in the late summer 2015. He succeeds Dr John Morris, who is…
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Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat® sunscreen, announced the launch of the Best Summer Ever by celebrating with a Great Big Family Reunion. This summer, Banana Boat® is encouraging families big and small…
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  The Graffiti Resource Council (GRC) launched a web-based MarketPlace featuring products, services and consultants related to the prevention and removal of graffiti vandalism. It is the only market place of its kind on the…
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  The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) announced that it is accepting entries for its 7th Annual Awards, which will be presented at the association’s gala dinner on October 15. A total of £3000 ($4725) in cash…
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According to APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging), 2013 saw the highest annual rate of steel packaging recycling in Europe to date. Seventy-five percent of steel packaging was recycled across Europe, a…
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An affiliate of Texas-based private equity firm Peak Rock Capital announced today that it has acquired aerosol valve and actuator manufacturer Precision Valve Holdings Corp. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Founded in…
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 The Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) Aerosol Technology Learn the successful formulation of aerosols for personal care, household, food and automotive July 20-23, 2015 | New Brunswick, NJ register at www.cfpa.com Aerosol Technology July 20-23,…
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The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) will be holding its annual Hall of Fame & Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, May 7th, at the Manor in West Orange, NJ. Since 2003 the dinner has celebrated…
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A new bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the “Personal Care Products Safety Act”, would amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 to give the U.S.…
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Earth Day News from Spray     Aerosol Lightweighting: A Key Step in Reducing Crown’s Environmental Footprint With countries celebrating Earth Day on April 22, people from around the world are coming together to raise awareness…
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On April 29th in Washington, D.C., concerned aerosol industry colleagues will be going to Capitol Hill to ask for congressional support of H.R. 1388 and S. 751, the “Clean Air, Strong Economies (CASE) Act”, which…
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Aptar Pharma, a global solution provider of aerosol, injection and spray delivery systems for biotech, healthcare and pharma products, has obtained a State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) import license approval to deliver its preservativefree…
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The 2015 edition of Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), July 12–14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, will introduce several new dedicated show floor areas, including the Cosmopack International Business Forum &…
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Rigid plastics packaging manufacturer Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a subsidiary of Michigan-based Plastipak Holdings, Inc., announced today an agreement to purchase the APPE Packaging Division of La Seda de Barcelona Group for a sum of €360 million…
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On the March 23 broadcast of ABC’s daytime talk show “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg issued a statement clarifying some misinformed remarks disparaging aerosol products made by Goldberg and fellow co-host Rosie Perez on the…
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  The Fragrance Foundation honored future leaders in the fragrance industry with a celebration on Wednesday, March 18 at the LVMH Tower in New York, NY. The 2015 Notables, 17 of the fragrance industry’s most promising…
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The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) welcomed Brandon Karkovice as the Program Development Manager.  Karkovice will assist ACE Executive Director Sara Stickler in rolling out all Stop Germs, Inhalant Abuse Prevention and other consumer-facing programs. Brandon…
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Petra Nemcova, survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and world-famous Czech supermodel, will keynote the first day of BizHub at the Consumer Specialty Product Association’s (CSPA) Mid-Year Meeting, May 5-8 in Chicago. Since surviving the…
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Luxe Pack New York, the creative packaging show, will spotlight more packaging suppliers than ever before, with 200 exhibitors participating this year. On May 13-14, at Pier 92, leading suppliers specializing in packaging for Beauty,…
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This is National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week. There are more than 1,400 products which are potentially dangerous when inhaled.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that one in five American teens have used inhalants…
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The stage has been set for US Senate action this year on reforming the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with the introduction of a new bill on 10 March. The bill’s sponsors say it…
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The official National Aerosol Association (NAA) app is now available for free on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Mobile Store. Included is a slew of aerosol industry resources, including news feeds, an industry planner, social…
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On March 4, 2105, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) program released its new Safer Choice family of labels that are designed to help people recognize household and institutional products that…
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an advisory warning consumers against purchasing three unregistered household insecticides imported from China. Big Bie Pai Aerosol Insecticide, Tianshi Insect Killer and Baolilai Aerosol Insecticide all contain cypermethrin,…
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has granted limited extensions to companies meeting certain conditions. The official deadline to submit information for the 2013 Consumer Products Survey is March 1. A one month extension has been…
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Remember, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is conducting a mandatory 2013 survey of all commercial and consumer products. The survey is due March 1st–less than ten days from now. From Regulatory Issues columnist Doug Raymond:…
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Crystal Springs Resort The Eastern Aerosol Association’s (EAA) annual Golf Outing will take place Tuesday, August 4 at picturesque Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ. In response to several suggestions from EAA members, the Board decided…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) is continuing its strategic partnership with the Schaumburg Boomers professional baseball team of the independent Frontier League for a fifth year. Included in the campaign are scoreboard advertisements raising awareness of aerosol…
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The LINDAL Group, a worldwide provider of aerosol packaging technology, has announced the creation of its newest facility in Turkey. According to Francois-Xavier Gilbert, CEO, Lindal Group, work on this production and office complex, located…
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According to NexReg, Canada has finally implemented the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling Chemicals (GHS). On February 11th, 2015, the Government of Canada officially announced that the current WHMIS regulations have been updated…
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Revlon announced today that Benjamin Karsch is joining the company as Executive VP, Chief Marketing Officer, Revlon Consumer. “In our extensive search, we wanted someone who could passionately inspire a deeper engagement with our brands,…
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Alain D’Haese, Secretary General of the European Aerosol Association (left) greets Grant Coupland, Chairman of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’Association, as well as Marketing & Innovation Director for Colep at the Colep booth during the 9th…
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Volunteer for NSTA in Chicago!      The annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference takes place in Chicago, IL, March 12-14. Each year, the conference offers an opportunity for Consumer Aerosol products Council (CAPCO)…
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Packaging solutions specialist, APPE, has launched its latest aerosol product SprayPET Reveal, at the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum in Paris on Feb. 4–5 2015. SprayPET Reveal is a fully see-through aerosol solution providing complete product…
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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has launched the newly revised, 11th Edition, of THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT OF AEROSOLS: A BAMA Guide. The 102-page guide covers the latest regulations on the transport of dangerous goods…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) recently elected its new Board. Seated in the first row: Gina Bucciarelli (Secretary), DS Containers; Faye Haber (Treasurer), eStyle Caps; Hunter Williams (President),Summit Packaging Systems; Brad Brunsman (VP), Aeropres Corp.;…
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Ashland announced the commercial launch of its new Advantage 4910 polymer with a trade press luncheon and tour of the company’s research and development facility on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in Bridgewater, NJ. The polymer, a hair…
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Ball Corporation announced plans to add a new  high-speed line in its Devizes, UK, impact extruded aerosol can manufacturing plant. The additional line, which will allow the company to meet growing customer and European market…
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DuPont Fluorochemicals recently announced that it has sold the global marketing, sales and distribution rights for its Dymel Pharmaceutical Propellants businesses to companies more strategically aligned with this unique market segment. This DuPont Fluorochemicals business…
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Honeywellannounced that it has started full-scale commercial production of a low-global-warming-potential (GWP) material used as an aerosol propellant, insulating agent and refrigerant. The material, known by the industry designation HFO-1234ze and marketed by Honeywell under…
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A new study published by market research syndicate Grand View Research, Inc. predicts growth in the global aerosol market over the next five years, led primarily by growing demand for aerosol packaging for personal care…
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Schoolscience, the website for school students and science teachers in the UK, has recently featured on the Association for Science Education website an article promoting its new interactive resource on the physics and engineering that go…
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The White House announced on Dec. 2 that President Obama has signed into law S. 2141, the Sunscreen Innovation Act, which modifies the process for the review and approval of over-the-counter sunscreen ingredients by the…
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Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) gathers once a year from some seventy countries brand experts leading specialists of packaging and materials serving cosmetics, health, cleaning products, food, DIY, gardening and paint industry. More than 250 exhibitors,…
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Designed to inspire holiday shoppers to give “the gift of feelings,” Glade opened up its first-ever Boutique in New York City. From now until Dec. 23, shoppers traversing the cobblestone streets of Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking…
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With passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141) by the U.S. House of Representatives, the bill is set to go to President Obama for his signature and enactment into law.  This important bill reforms…
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The new manufacturing line at the former Hawaiian Tropic plant in Ormond Beach should begin operation by next fall, but hiring workers to run it should start sooner than that. So says Mischelle Romesberg, operations…
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November 15 was America Recycles Day. More than 10 million aerosols are manufactured each day in the U.S. for products ranging from shaving cream to bicycle lubricant. The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) reports that…
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This PAC NEXT webinar will share the key findings of the Top 10 Packaging Challenges in a MRF, a PAC NEXT project initiated to inform stakeholders, especially packaging producers, about end-of-life challenges for the recycling…
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Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD) REACH Update for Cosmetic Companies Webinar is in a few days: Are you registered?    Tuesday, November 18  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET) Cost: $95 for members, $125…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) announced the following staff promotions: Beth Law is now Assistant General Counsel/Vice President of Stewardship & Sustainability. In this expanded role, Law will serve as the association’s lead on…
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Labelmaster Offers the Early 49 CFR Book Covering Hazmat Shipping and Transportation Regulations Six Months Earlier than Government 49 CFR Release Labelmaster offers its Early 49 CFR book covering up-to-date domestic regulations for the shipping…
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  The Estée Lauder Cos., Inc. appointed Nancy Mahon to the position of Senior VP, Global Philanthropy & Corporate Citizenship. In this capacity, Mahon will be responsible for overseeing the company’s best practices and philanthropic…
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A new line of refillable household products has made its debut at Walmart. CleanPath personal care products from Replenish, including hand soap, hand sanitizer, multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner and glass cleaner, are now available exclusively…
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From Dec. 7-11 representatives of the $100 billion consumer formulated products industry will gather at the Consumer Specialty Products Association Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to discuss the future of products used every day,…
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Melanie Healey, Procter & Gamble (P&G) President for North America, will step down in June after almost 25 years with the company. Healey started her career in her native Brazil in 1990 as a brand…
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Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) said it would sell its Duracell battery business, probably through a split-off into a separate company, as it looks to focus on faster-growing brands. P&G shares rose about 3 percent…
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 A 10-Part Series on 2013 International Aerosol Filling Statistics Check here for updates from international aerosol trade associations over the next month as statistics are released. The schedule will proceed as follows: 9/9: Japan 9/11: Brazil 9/15:…
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Cleaning Product Supply Chain’s Top Business-to-Business Meeting Set for January 26-31, Grande Lakes Orlando  Registration is now open for the 2015 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention, set for January 26-31 at…
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  S.C. Johnson announced plans to voluntarily identify and disclose to consumers fragrance ingredients used in the company’s air care products. Labeling guidelines under the FDA’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act currently allow manufacturers to use “fragrance”…
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It’s not too late to register to attend the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Aerosol Propellants Safety Seminar on October 28 at the Chicago Marriott Suites Hotel. The latest draft agenda for the session is…
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The 9th edition of the Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Forumwill be held Feb. 4–5, 2014 at the Espace Champerret, Porte de Champerret,Paris, France. It will be held simultaneously with the 11th edition of Perfumes, Cosmetics…
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  In advance of the June 1, 2015 deadline for adoption of the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)–as mandated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)–Croda, Inc. will…
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    With assistance from the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA), the Association for Science Education (ASE) has revised the aerosol section of theschoolsciencewebsite moving away from its original textbook style and incorporating bright, attractive…
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Robertet, one of the oldest fragrance and flavor companies in the world, has announced the completion of a new fragrance and ingredient division headquarters in Mount Olive, New Jersey.  Robertet has a global reach represented in…
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The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) announces the launch of the People Against Inhalants Network (PAIN). The online community (www.peopleagainstinhalants.com) was developed to bring together parents and families who have lost a loved one to…
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Need a Chemical Name?  We Have Thousands! The EPA Design for the Environment Program (DfE) requires all partner companies to engage in product ingredient disclosure. Earlier this year, Walmart announced that products sold in its…
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  Aerosol industry leaders from across the eastern U.S. trekked to Vernon, NJ for the Eastern Aerosol Association’s (EAA) annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, August 5th. Over 50 people attended the all-day event at Crystal Springs Golf…
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  For the second year in a row, the Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) will represent the industry at the Resource Recycling Conference at the Hotel New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA, September 15-17. The conference,…
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CSPA Aerosol Propellants Safety Seminar Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:40 PM Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare Members: $395   Non-Members: $495 Registration on-line click here: http://www.cspa.org/events.html.  Aerosol Propellants—they’re effective, they’re powerful, they make aerosol…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) and the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) are once again teaming up with the Schaumburg Boomers as they battle the Washington Wild Things on Friday August 8th! Boomers Baseball is…
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If page does not render view online Register online Course 3 curriculum includes: • Paper and paperboard • Folding cartons • Introduction to sustainable packaging • Packaging adhesives • Specialty packaging • Aerosols and metal…
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The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) is meeting in San Diego in September….check out the video here: http://animoto.com/play/LHljmPtyszdKUJSrhVax6Q Registration is now open Rate increase August 1st
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NOVEMBER 12-14, 2014 Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Goa, INDIA The Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD®) Asia 2014 scientific conference will welcome pulmonary and nasal drug delivery experts from all over the world to Goa, India…
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The design and contents of the new-look website of the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) center on the aesthetics and premium nature of aluminum. “This is because it is the numerous beneficial…
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LUXE PACK NEW YORK 2014, the trade show for creative packaging, will be the largest event in its 12 year history, with nearly 200 exhibitors. This year, the event will feature several new elements including…
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the new completely updated and expanded  “reader friendly” 7th ed. of  Food & Drug law book by Roseann B. Termini, Esq. was recently published in print and ebooks. Quick Description: This “Go To” Resource”  print edition  contains 12…
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  Manufacturing Coalition Announces Principles for Effective Alternative Assessments Food & Drug law book now available in 7th Edition Abe Baksh appointed President of B.O.V. Solutions Chinese Authorities Take Action against Honeywell Counterfeiters MAA launches…
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Nearly 500 industry leaders from around the world have gathered at the Personal Care Products Council’s 120th Annual Meeting to discuss global business opportunities, emerging consumer trends and elect new officers, the Council announced today.…
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Honeywell announced that Chinese authorities have penalized two Chinese companies who fraudulently manufactured and sold counterfeit refrigerants under the Honeywell Genetron brand name for the Chinese market. The companies, Changzhi Co. and Yingpeng Co., were ordered…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association’s (MAA) new website is up and running. Check it out at http://oktospray.org. The MAA requests that visitors clear out browsers so as to not pull up the old address. Also, The…
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Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda Corp., died Feb. 15 at his home in Osceola, WI. He was 72. The cause was pancreatic cancer. Born in Austria, Rechelbacher founded Aveda Corp., which grew from a small…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is currently seeking public comments on the following test method guideline: “Microbiological Examination of Household and Institutional Products: Microbial Enumeration Test Guidelines.” Specifically, this guideline was created for enumeration…
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Former Aerosol Association of Australia President Lindsay Showyin has had his contribution to the aerosol industry recognised in the 2014 Australia Day Honours, receiving an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to the…
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  Rosenberg: ACI’s Policy influence has been strengthened. Priorities for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington) in 2014 focus on advancing chemical management reform and continuing efforts to strengthen technical, outreach, and education programs, says…
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On January 6, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) hosted a meeting in Gaithersburg, MD to discuss whether products utilizing bag-on-valve (BOV) technology should declare quantity on cans by weight or volume, as finally…
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The LINDAL Group—manufacturer of valves, actuators and spray caps for aerosol products— announced the appointment of Dan O’Hare to the position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager for North America. He will report to Alex Piagnarelli,…
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For those past MAA Members who have not already signed up for 2014, please remember to send in your 2014 Midwest Aerosol Association membership.  For those MAA Members who have already signed up, Thank You!…
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The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) announced that it has promoted Lisa Powers to Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications, the organization’s top communications position. “For the past eight years, Lisa has been…
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Police get new life-saving tool in battle against N.J. heroin epidemic by James Queally, The Star-Ledger As the number of people struggling with heroin and prescription drug addiction continues to grow across the state, police…
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Auburn, IN–Rieke Packaging Systems has appointed Dave Babina as Account Manager to support continued dispensing products sales growth in the U.S. Eastern Region. Mr. Babina formerly worked in dispensing sales with Albea.
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Grundon Waste Management of the U.K. has invested in a closed-loop aerosol recycling system. Grundon says the facility, which utilizes the Hazpak 6000, is capable of processing around 9,000 aerosols an hour. The Thames Valley-based…
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Procter &Gamble (P&G)  will merge its Western European unit with its Eastern and Central European units to create one group for the continent. The Indian business unit will also combine with the Middle East and…
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The head of Dow Chemical Co. ( DOW ) said the company might consider changing its name in the wake of detailing plans on Monday to shed the volatile, low-margin commodity chemicals businesses with annual…
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Ian Gecker, of aerosol packaging consultancy Ian Gecker & Associates, LLC, is retiring after 50 years in the aerosol industry. Gecker is a Past President of the Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB), served on its…
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By PAUL FOY, Associated Press A board of state regulators adopted a set of comprehensive plans Wednesday to cut chronic air pollution along the heavily populated urban corridor of northern Utah. The plans won’t bring relief…
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Dennis Smith Director Sales & Packaging at Precise Packaging has announced the Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) Video Education Challenge. The EAA is in the process of creating an awesome new Aerosol 101 taking place on…
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CCL Industries Inc. announced that it plans to permanently close its Canadian aerosol manufacturing operation commencing in the first half of 2014 and completing no later than mid-2015. Geoffrey T. Martin, President & CEO of…
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Ball Corporation announced that it will cease production at the company’s Danville, Ill., steel aerosol packaging manufacturing plant during the second half of 2014. Ball will redeploy the plant’s assets to other existing company facilities…
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Cobra Plastics Inc. has announced Martin (Marty) Binder as the Director, New Business Development.  Marty has thirty years of executive, sales, marketing and general  management experience in the consumer packaging industry including food, beverage, pharmaceutical,…
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The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Dimitri Panayotopoulos, Vice Chairman and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, will retire from the Company, effective January 2, 2014, after 37 years of service. Panayotopoulos joined P&G…
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Colep, with headquarters in Europe, and Scitra, a United Arab Emirates based company, part of the Albatha Group, are proud to announce a joint venture agreement to create an aerosol contract manufacturing operation in the…
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Falcon Safety Products Announces Appointment of Steve Smith as Senior Vice President of Sales Falcon Safety Products Inc. (Falcon), a world leader in compressed-gas technologies and manufacturer of the Dust-Off brand of office and consumer electronics…
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  Check out this cool video from from The Aerosol Manufacturer’s Association (South Africa). It uses real school kids to get the message out about Aerosol Recycling. Here are the lyrics, feel free to sing…
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Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, has announced today the acquisition of the aerosol personal care products contract manufacturing plant of Aerosoles y Liquidos S.A de C.V., in Santiago…
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By Mike Moffatt, Ph.D. Nexreg Compliance, Inc. Under the U.S.’ GHS-based Hazcom 2012 rule, employers are expected to train “employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format” by December 1, 2013.…
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LIQUID WRENCH to lower VOC Levels for aerosol products in 2014 Brand Plans to Reformulate Aerosol Products to Meet California VOC Requirements The LIQUID WRENCH brand announced plans to reformulate their aerosol lubricants in accordance…
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Cobra Plastics Inc. has announced that Sean Fitzgerald has joined the company as Director of Sales, Aerosol Division. Fitzgerald’s sales career in the aerosol business has spanned the last 24 years and has covered valves,…
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The Aerosol Association of Australia has elected John Bigley as its new President. Bigley is Managing Director – Metal Australasia for Ardagh Group, Australia’s largest manufacturer of tinplate and aluminum aerosol cans. He joined the Aerosol…
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The LINDAL Group —manufacturer of valves, actuators and spray caps for aerosol products—announced the appointment of two new sales directors for North America and Germany.  Alex Piagnarelli was named  Sales Director, North America, and Tony…
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Colep, with headquarters in Europe and the One Asia Network, an alliance of three companies (Daizo Corp. of Japan, with operations in Japan, Thailand and China, Pax Australia and Asian Aerosols of India), have announced the creation…
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Finding it hard to make head or tail of aerosol regulations? You are probably not alone as the aerosol industry, like the rest of the manufacturing sector, is sadly not immune to red tape. However,…
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Croda Inc. announced that its upcoming Fall personal care e-seminar series will unveil a new format for the season, connecting its events within the framework of the future trends identified in the first event.  On…
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The 26th edition of luxury packaging event Luxe Pack Monaco will take place Oct. 23–25 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. There will be a record number of nearly 400 exhibitors, 8% of whom are…
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: NJPEC’s Package of the Year Award  DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 13  Submit your package today for NJPEC’s Package of the Year Awards! Designed to spotlight the best in packaging across multiple industries, NJPEC will…
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Sunny skies prevailed yet again at the Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) annual golf outing on Aug. 7, held at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ. The First Place team was comprised of Bill Geisel,…
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  The 28th European Aerosol Federation (FEA) International Aerosol Congress & 17th Exhibition, hosted by the Spanish Aerosol Association (AEDA), will take place from Sept. 24–26 in Madrid, Spain. The Preliminary Conference Program is now available.…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) congratulates Gina McCarthy on her confirmation as the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. CSPA recognizes the priorities, challenges and opportunities ahead on air quality, water, pollution prevention,…
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Two Wisconsin bills are aimed at changing state laws about a dangerous substance. Inhaling aerosol sprays, also known as “huffing”, is illegal, in some ways, but not in others. “You become very dangerous very quickly…
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Event Will Move to Pier 92 on May 14 – 15, 2014  LUXE PACK NEW YORK, the premier show for creative packaging which attracted a record-breaking 2,894 unique visitors in May, will relocate to Pier…
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BAMA Announces details of 2013 Aerosol Awards and Forum BAMA, the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) will hold its annual Forum on Oct. 17–18, with the Awards Dinner on Oct. 17, open to all BAMA…
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Strike Out Inhalant Abuse! The Alliance for Consumer Education’s (ACE) Strike Out Inhalants was established in 2008 and has been growing ever since.  ACE has worked with an array of Major and Minor League Baseball Teams…
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On Monday, July 15, join the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) for two invaluable presentation sessions during Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas (July 14-16). Take a break from the world’s leading beauty trade…
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The 2013 edition of the FiFi Awards was held on June 12 at the Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center, New York City. The annual event honours the year’s best fragrance releases in the…
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On Tuesday, June 18th the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) awarded the 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards at an exclusive ceremony in Battery Gardens. The winning brands represent the current best new…
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Leading Design Awards Feature a Diverse Array of Cosmetics, Fragrance, Hair Care, Personal Care & Skin Care Products HBA Global  has announced the finalists of its Annual International Package Design Awards (IPDA).  The IPDA Finalists…
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the trade association for the U.S. cleaning products industry, issued the following statement from Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, on the passing of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey): “On…
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“Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) served in the U.S. Senate with integrity, passion and commitment in all things, but none more so than his call to strengthen national policies to protect public health and advance chemical…
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The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association is pleased to announce the finalists in each category for the prestigious 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Award. These finalists represent the best new breakout products,…
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Mr. Bill Lueschen, American Spraytech’s Director of R&D and original founder of the business under PEL Associates, passed away on May 18 in Tampa, FL. He was 72. Lueschen retired from PEL Associates in 1999 after…
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Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) on May 23 brought back A.G. Lafley to run the household products maker, replacing Bob McDonald immediately in the midst of a major restructuring. Lafley is taking on the roles…
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  Giorgio Aliprandi, President and General Manager Ball Aerocan Europe, has been elected as President of the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL). In his inaugural address Mr. Aliprandi said, “The global aluminium…
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FEA announces conference program, awards The Preliminary Conference Program of the 28th European Aerosol Federation (FEA) International Aerosol Congress & 17th Exhibition, which will take place Sept. 24–26, is now available. The expert presentations have…
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Avon Products Inc. announced it will slash more than 400 jobs and exit the Irish market, the latest moves in the new CEO’s plan to return the beauty products company to profitability in the next…
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Avon Products Inc. announced it will slash more than 400 jobs and exit the Irish market, the latest moves in the new CEO’s plan to return the beauty products company to profitability in the next…
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On Monday, May 6, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the Consumer Specialty Products Association’s (CSPA) is hosting an in-depth seminar for professionals in the cleaning products industry. Informative, science focused and led by…
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Symrise has acquired the global fragrance business of the Belmay Group, an international developer and manufacturer of fragrances and perfume oils. Both Belmay’s product and customer portfolios complement the existing activities of Symrise’s Scent &…
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Chicago Aerosol is asking the Village of Coal City, IL to annex a 1.5-acre parcel located on the southwest side of company’s plant at 1300 North Street. The manufacturing facility borders the newly acquired property…
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    Empack Spraytech faces down flames Empack Spraytech Inc., of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, had its share of good fortune and hard luck last year. In 2012, it opened a new 65,000 sq. ft. facility.…
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SPRAY TECHNOLOGY & MARKETING, along with its sister publication, INDOOR COMFORT MARKETING, have both won the 2012 Circle of Excellence Award from circulation auditing and research company Verified Audit Circulation. The Circle is awarded to…
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Unilever, parent company of FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL), said it will invest almost $66.42 million to set up its first aerosol deodorant manufacturing facility in Khamgaon, Maharashtra, India in an effort to expand further…
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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association has launched the newly revised, 10th Edition, of its International Transport of Aerosols Guide. The comprehensive guide covers the transport of dangerous goods regulations which apply from now. Dr. Paul…
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Sun & Skin Care Research announced that it completed the acquisition of the sunscreen brand Bull Frog from Chattem, Inc., a Division of Sanofi US. “Bull Frog is an iconic brand that we believe will…
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Ball Corp. announced that it will cease production at the company’s Elgin, Ill., food and aerosol packaging manufacturing plant in December 2013. The plant’s customers will be supplied by other Ball facilities. “Closing Elgin reduces…
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BWAY Corp. announced it has completed the acquisition of Ropak Packaging from the LINPAC Group.
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Procter & Gamble (P&G) is cutting approximately 150 jobs in Spain and Portugal following the decision to integrate hygiene company Arbora & Ausonia (A&A) into its existing operations. P&G said the plan focused on 300…
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As part of its Global Cost Savings Initiative, Avon will close its distribution facilities in Atlanta, GA and Pasadena ,CA. The move is aimed at concentrating resources on high-priority activities, boosting efficiencies and reducing costs.…
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Estée Lauder has notified state officials it is moving its operation from northern New Jersey, resulting in 85 layoffs. Instead of the 148,000-square-foot plant in Oakland, NJ, the company says it will fill and bottle…
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Submit now for the Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Awards The 7th edition of the Paris Aerosol & Dispensing Forum will be held Feb. 6–7, 2013 at the Espace Champerret, Porte de Champerret, Paris, France. It will be held…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) held its annual golf outing on Aug. 14 at the Orchard Valley Golf Club in Aurora, IL. The First Place Team included Keller Sehringer and Mike Cabanski (both from Cobra Plastics), Chad Moline (Spray Products…
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According to German aerosol association Die Industrie-Gemeinschaft Aerosole e.V. (IGA), there was a slight increase of 0.4% in the production of aerosols in Germany in 2011. There were 1.355 billion cans filled, with various product categories developing very differently. Aerosols are produced…
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Fine fragrance is a holiday gift staple. Without fail, marketers roll out new launches each Autumn in order to take advantage of the one time of the year consumers actually feel like spending, regardless of the economy. According to…
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Precision Valve Corp. announced that Doug Hind has been named President and CEO. Hind brings twenty years of experience in the packaging industry, including ten years at Rexam Plc; and most recently serving seven years as COO of Lindal Group. John Abplanalp,…
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Petapak Aerosol International Corp. announced the opening of its branch in Latin America. The branch, Petapak Mexico, will be located in Mexico City. According to Petapak, it has been undertaking R&D of its PET aerosol container for over a decade and will be…
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Online holiday shopping booms The Holiday shopping season will soon be upon us and the Logan Tod & Co.’s 6th annual Online Future Shopping Index predicts that 2012’s festive shoppers will spend 18% to 22%…
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The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) announced the signing of a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) to develop new tools to optimize sustainability improvements in manufacturing facilities, and their  associated supply chains. The improvements will…
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Sunny skies prevailed at the Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) annual golf outing on Aug. 7, held once again at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ. This year, two teams tied for first place. One…
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The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE)—the nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the public with regards to consumer product, health and environmental safety awareness—announced the launch of its revamped Inhalant website. The new and improved www.inhalant.org…
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The Thai Aerosol Association (TAA) released figures for aerosol production in Thailand for 2011. Overall, production was up a healthy 12.7% from 2010, with Household Products taking the lion’s share (50%). Personal Care Products now…
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Celebrating 10 years in Las Vegas, NV, Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from July 22–24. The event featured 856 exhibiting companies to a sold out show floor along with over 25,000 attendees representing…
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The Czech Aerosol Association (ČAS) recently released its figures on Czech aerosol production (not consumption) for the years 2007-2009-2011, exemplifying “the good times as well as the crisis times,” according to Josef Moravec, CEO Adviser of Czech Aerosol, a.s. and…
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A Global Industry? This month, Commentary is provided by guest editorialist, Alain D’haese, Secretary General of the European Aerosol Federation (FEA). The first edition of the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)…
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Honeywell announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added Solstice Propellant (HFO-1234ze) to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The EPA based its decision on the propellant’s low photochemical reactivity and negligible contribution to the generation of tropospheric…
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Luxe Pack New York (LPNY) celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with record attendance. The event, held May 16–17, attracted 2,607 unique visitors, an increase of 10.2% over 2011. The two-day gathering showcased 141 exhibitors, nine seminars and three…
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The Health & Beauty America Expo (HBA) was held June 19–21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. New to the show this year was Design Hot Spots, which focused on going outside the norm…
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Precision Valve, Inc. announced Doug Hind has joined the company as Executive VP and will be a member of the Office of the COO. Hind has over 20 years in the packaging industry, including Managing Director of various businesses at Rexam and owner /…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association’s (CSPA) 2012 Mid-Year Meeting was held May 8-11 in Chicago, IL. The theme was Sustainability: Driving Future Consumers, Future Markets. The 99th CSPA Annual Meeting will take place Dec. 2-6 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.…
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The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) held its annual Suppliers’ Day May 15-16 at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, Edison, NJ. Numerous suppliers were on hand offering ingredients suitable for various spray applications. As a…
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Hosted in 28 countries, Product of the Year is one of the world’s largest consumervoted programs that recognizes innovation in consumer packaged goods. This is the fourth year Product of the Year was conducted in the U.S., with over 60,000 American shoppers…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The 2012 FiFi Fragrance Awards—celebrating and honoring the art, passion and personalities of the fragrance world—took place in May at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Over 800 guests attended and twenty-seven crystal FiFi awards were presented. The…
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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has delayed by six months rules on the marketing of sunscreen originally set to go into effect this summer, saying the extra time was needed to avoid supply shortages, according to Reuters.…
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A new 70-liter corrugated board box from SCA Packaging Germany makes the transport and disposal of empty aerosol cans from collection point to incinerator safer, with the risk of explosion reduced. Supplied by Krüger Behältersysteme, the box has…
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Robertet Fragrances announced the appointment of Jennifer Powderly as its new Marketing Director. She has more than 20 years of experience, previously working for Bath & Body Works, Elizabeth Arden, Guerlain and Avon Products, where she launched the FiFi awardwinning fragrance Little Black Dress.…
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In October, 2011, Robertet inaugurated a new factory located at the Plan-de-Grasse, a few miles away from its historical factory of Grasse, France. The factory represents a €27 million investment. Designed by architect Pascal Costamagna, it provides Robertet with a state-ofthe-art 12,000m2 fragrance compounding unit…
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Ball Corp. announced a metal technology breakthrough that enables the use of recycled aluminum in the manufacture of extruded aluminum packaging for aerosols. The resulting new metal alloy exhibits increased strength and allows “lightweighting” of the container without affecting package integrity. Ball’s technology breakthrough will allow the company to lightweight its extruded aluminum aerosol packaging by as much as 10%, with…
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PLZ Aeroscience— manufacturer and marketer of specialty aerosol products in North America— announced the acquisition of Assured Packaging, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Assured is a custom manufacturer of aerosols for the health and beauty aids, pharmaceutical, food and household market categories. The acquisition follows PLZ Aeroscience’s purchase…
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CSPA reports increase in U.S. production. The 61st annual Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey has revealed that the estimated total units filled in the U.S. in 2011 was 3.782 billion. This represents a 1%…
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UK aerosol fillings increased by 9% in 2011 compared with the previous year, latest figures show. Nearly 1.4 billion aerosols were filled in 2011, compared with just under 1.3 billion during 2010, according to the latest annual figures from…
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The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) is a not-for-profit foundation that works to promote the safety, health and well-being of children, families and communities. Its tireless efforts to keep consumers and future- consumers informed and healthy have increasingly gained momentum…
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While only about 17% of male U.S. consumers use body spray, it is most popular among those aged 18 to 24, with 28% using it, according to market research firm Mintel. Forty-seven percent of women use body spray, second…
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29th Congress of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC). Orlando, [email protected], www.ifscc2016.com
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