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At the Household & Commercial Products Association’s (HCPA) Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL, several award winners accepted their honors.
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Crowd-sourcing design platform Desall.com is hosting a competition to create a disruptive design and innovative actuator / dispenser cap for aerosol packages that has unique form, aesthetics, environmental sustainability and user experience. For example, it…
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U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez visited Spray Product Corp.’s Medina, OH manufacturing and distribution facility on Nov. 22. Representing Ohio’s 16th District, Gonzalez met with Spray’s executive team to learn more about the history of the…
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Unilever is making changes to the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE). Amanda Sourry, President of Unilever North America, is retiring after more than 30 years with the company. Fabian Garcia will succeed Sourry as President of…
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The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) was stable in November on a three-month moving average following a 0.3% decline in October. On a year-over-year basis, the barometer was down 0.2%. Unadjusted data…
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The Aerosol Association of Australia will hold “Aerosol 2020” in Sydney March 31–April 2, 2020. Sponsorships are available. For more info, visit https://www.aerosol.com.au/. Tentative events will include: March 31: “Aerosol Technology Training Course” at MGSM…
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LVMH is buying 182-year-old Manhattan-based jewelry company Tiffany & Co. LVMH will pay $135 per share, valuing Tiffany at about $16.2 billion. According to reports, the deal is one of the largest yet in the…
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The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) announced the winners of its inaugural Innovation Awards, honoring accomplishments in product innovation and sustainability in five product categories. Winners include: Technology Innovation Award: DS Containers (Drawn &…
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has updated its “Guidance for the Risk Assessment of Enzyme-Containing Consumer Products” to help consumer product manufacturers develop appropriate risk management assessments and strategies and continue successful product safety stewardship…
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Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) & Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design (PCD) and Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks (PLD) Paris 2020 released details of the 35-hour conference program scheduled for Jan. 29 &…
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a streamlined system to manage hazardous waste aerosol cans via a rule, which will save an estimated $5.3 million annually in regulatory costs. With this rule, EPA…
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Richard Sedlak, American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Executive VP of Technical & International Affairs, will retire on Dec. 31 after more than 42 years with the association. Dr. James Kim will succeed Sedlak starting Jan. 1.…
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S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. (SCJ) has reportedly entered into an agreement with California-based sunscreen company Coola to become its major investor. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Coola was founded in 2000 with…
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The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) has announced its 2020 Executive Board. The members include: Giorgino “Gino” Macalino of The Estée Lauder Cos. as Chair; Sonia Dawson of DSM Personal Care North America…
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Beaumont Products, Inc., manufacturer of household consumer products, including Citrus Magic and Hero Clean, has been named the Veteran-Owned Supplier of the Year by Walmart, Inc. Companies considered for the honor must be veteran-owned and…
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Ball Metalpack plans to cease operations at its Springdale, AR plant in the second quarter of 2020 and will lay off 76 full-time workers, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Production at the plant, which…
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The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has named several award winners ahead of the organization’s 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, December 17–18 in New York City. They include: Merit Award for Anthony O’Lenick of Siltech; Young…
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The International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) has announced the winners of the 2019 World Aluminum Aerosol Can Awards. The winner in the “Aluminum Cans Already on the Market” category was Coombs Family…
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Precise Packaging, a PLZ Aeroscience Corporation (PLZ) company, has opened a new 15,000 square-foot production facility in Fall River, MA. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Located less than one mile from the company’s…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that the Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) fell 0.4% in October on a three-month moving average following stable activity during the third quarter. On a year-over-year basis, the barometer was…
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LAS VEGAS, NV–Cosmoprof North America will be taking place a month earlier in 2020 as a result of a two-week-long city-wide Microsoft event in mid-July. While the dates for 2020 had been previously promoted, there…
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The Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) announced it’s new Board members for 2019–2020:
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Registration is now open for American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) 2020 Annual Meeting & Industry Convention. Set for January 27-February 1 at the Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, FL, the theme of the convention is “ACI…
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The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) and the National Aerosol Association (NAA) held a conference from October 13-15 in Scottsdale, AZ. Below are some snapshots from the event.
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At the British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA) awards dinner on October 16, 2019, many award recipients were honored. They include: 1. BAMA Aerosol of the Year Award: Air for Life by Simply Breathe 2. BAMA…
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British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA) Chief Executive Patrick Heskins welcomes attendees to the BAMA Forum in Leeds, UK.
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The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is seeking sponsorship opportunities for Education Night, a charity event which benefits several universities and research programs, and is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. at…
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ADF&PCD Paris returns January 29–30, 2020 alongside a brand new show, PLD: Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks. Held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, the theme is “Innovate Together” to reflect the…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that the Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) was up 0.1% in September on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis following a 0.1% decline in August and gains averaging 0.2% per…
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The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) will hold “The Challenges and Opportunities of Formulation with Naturals” on Wednesday October 16 from 2:30–8:00 p.m. at The Venetian, 546 River Drive, Garfield, NJ. It will…
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Perfume and flavor company Firmenich has reached an agreement with First Eagle Investment Management to acquire its client’s 17% stake in Robertet. “Firmenich has the greatest respect for Robertet, with its family values, long-term vision…
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Technical Application/Sustainability Award LINDAL Group has picked up a joint award with chemical company Dupont at the ADF&PCD New York Packaging Innovation Awards held Sept. 18 in New York City. Designed by Dupont’s Performance Building…
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The 4th annual ADF&PCD expo opened today at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. Trade show and programs going Tuesday and Wednesday with the Packaging Innovations awards ceremony at 3 pm Wednesday.…
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UK-based James Briggs Ltd., provider of aerosols and specialty chemicals, was acquired by Tetrosyl, a European manufacturer and supplier of car care products and one of the UK’s biggest independent oil blenders. Tetrosyl bought the…
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Albert P. Caruso, a pioneer in the manufacture of consumer pepper sprays, died Aug. 16 in Amherst, NY after a short illness. He was 85 years old. Caruso began his career as a life and…
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The 2019 Western Aerosol Information Bureau/National Aerosol Association (WAIB/NAA) Conference, entitled “The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it,” is set for October 13–15, 2019 at Marriott Scottsdale McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale,…
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Registration is open for 10th Latin American Aerosol Congress. Entitled “X Congresso Latino-Americano de Aerossol” and set for October 9-11, it will be held at Hotel Maksoud in São Paulo, Brazil. The event is organized by…
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The Estée Lauder Cos. has appointed Deirdre Stanley Executive VP & General Counsel, effective October 28. Stanley most recently served as Executive VP and General Counsel for The Thomson Reuters Corp., as well as Chief…
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Stéphane Rinderknech has been named President & CEO of L’Oréal USA, Executive VP North America and a member of L’Oréal’s Executive Committee. These appointments are effective October 1. After joining L’Oréal’s U.S. Travel Retail business…
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ADF&PCD New York 2019 – September 17 & 18, 2019 – Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion – New York City Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (ADF&PCD) New York will feature…
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Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) invites participants to join the next round of five work group meetings with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding Consumer Product Regulation amendments in California. California statute requires CARB…
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Shield Packaging of CA/PLZ Aeroscience in conjunction with the National Aerosol Association (NAA), Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) hosted an Aerosol Industry “Aerosol 101” for California Air Resource Board…
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The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), fell 0.1% in August on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis following a similar drop in July and four…
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The winner of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (SCC) inaugural Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award is Zoe Diana Draelos. “Dr. Draelos is recognized as a pioneer is cosmetic dermatology, having written the first…
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The New York State Supreme Court invalidated the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program issued by the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conversation (NYSDEC) on the grounds that they did not comply with the…
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According to an article on www.​bloomberg.​com, after the Labor Day holiday weekend in the U.S. (ending Sept. 3), Revlon will “begin a formal marketing process as it seeks to secure a buyer that will help turn…
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In 2019, the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) will host the inaugural Innovation Awards to honor members of the household and commercial products industry for accomplishments in product innovation and sustainability. Recognizing these accomplishments…
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German aluminium industry cutting back production in many areas / expectations subdued / risk situation unchanged The development of business activity in the aluminium sector in Germany was mixed in the first half of 2019:…
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German aerosol can manufacturer Tubex has launched its new light weight aerosol aluminum can “Designed for Sustainability and Recycling.” Tubex and slug supplier Neuman Aluminum developed a patented slug for aluminum aerosol cans with a…
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Ball Corp. announced on Aug. 21 an agreement to sell its tinplate steel aerosol packaging facilities in Garin and San Luis, Argentina, to Envases del Plata S.A., an Argentinian metal packaging company. The transaction is expected to…
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PLZ Aeroscience Corporation (PLZ) announced on Aug. 22 that it has acquired Precise Packaging from an affiliate of Trive Capital. Based in Fall River, Massachusetts, Precise is a manufacturer of small-format aerosol and liquid products…
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The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has announced Dr. Anthony Rawlings, Director of AVR Consulting, is the recipient of the Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award, the Society’s highest honor recognizing an individual for accomplishments in…
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The office of the Aerosol Association of Australia Inc. has moved. Effective August 12, the Association’s new physical and postal address is: Suite 704 368 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia All phone numbers and…
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The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD) announced the shortlist for its annual Packaging Innovation Awards. See release below for full information: Download the PDF file .
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Story courtesy of the Orange County Register Recycling center rePlanet has closed all of its 284 centers in California, resulting in hundreds of layoffs. Los Angeles-based Consumer Watchdog has called for CALRecycle, the state agency…
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Have you notified your hazardous mixtures to the relevant appointed bodies in Europe? Emergency responders need accurate product information to provide appropriate advice in the case of accidental exposure to hazardous chemical products. Cassandra Taylor…
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Aerosol industry leaders from up and down the east coast assembled in Hamburg, NJ today (Aug. 7) for the Eastern Aerosol Association’s (EAA) annual Golf Outing at Crystal Springs Golf Resort. For those not golfing,…
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Formulated Solutions has promoted Charles Sweat to the newly created role of I&D Principal Scientist. In his new role, Sweat will focus on identification of new materials, new methods development approaches, investigations, mentoring and working…
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Noah Shaefer, a former engineering co-op and recently hired mechanical engineer at R.A Jones, attended The Quality of Life Plus Program in which students learn about helping veterans through engineering solutions. There, Shaefer met veteran…
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The Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) once again partnered  with Minor League baseball team the Somerset Patriots on July 31 to help get the word out on the recyclability of aerosol cans.   
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In response to a critical spike in Dengue Fever in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka South City Corp. (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon distributed mosquito repellant aerosol sprays free of charge to 32 educational institutions…
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The 2019 Western Aerosol Information Bureau/National Aerosol Association (WAIB/NAA) Conference, entitled “The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it,” is set for October 13–15, 2019 at Marriott Scottsdale McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale,…
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LAS VEGAS–The 17th edition of Cosmoprof North America opened Sunday in Las Vegas, featuring the debut of Cosmopack North America.  Cosmopack is intended to draw attention to the cosmetics supply chain, mirroring it’s event in…
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The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) fell 0.2% in July on a three-month moving average basis, according to by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). This follows three months of gains in March-May and a weak winter.…
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Quebec-based Knowlton Development Corp. (KDC/ONE) is acquiring the manufacturing business and associated assets of aerosol filling company Swallowfield plc for approximately £35 million ($57 million). The transaction, which is expected to close in August 2019,…
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Ardagh Group announced on July 15 that it has entered into an agreement to combine its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with the business of Exal Corp., producer of aluminum containers, to form Trivium Packaging.…
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Registration and program information are available for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (SCC) 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase (SCC73). It will be held December 17–18, 2019 at the Sheraton New York Times Square.…
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Precision Global has started a major construction project to expand and upgrade its Thailand factory. The project will optimize workshop layouts, increase production capacity for valve and injection molding parts and expand warehouse storage space.…
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The B’laster Corp., maker of penetrant PB B’laster, has issued a call for its second annual search for automotive technology B’laster Instructor of the Year. In partnership with Tomorrow’s Technician magazine, B’laster will recognize exceptional…
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Transom Capital Group has acquired Conair Corp.’s professional liquids division for an undisclosed sum and will be added to Transom’s Beauty Quest Group. Beauty Quest Group makes and markets branded and private label hair care,…
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39th Annual SATA Fall Meeting Hilton Head Marriott, Hilton Head Island, SC September 24-26, 2019 Biodegradability and Biosustainability- Options, Adoption & Growth Dr. Larry Beaver, RSC Bio Solutions Thursday, September 26 9:15-9:45am   Regulatory changes, end-user perception,…
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SPRAY invites readers participate in our Blast from the Past Cartoon Caption Contest. Directions: Write a witty caption for this 1958 cartoon from Aerosol Age, SPRAY’s pre-1992 incarnation. Deadline is Friday July 12. Email your…
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Manufacturing Groups: Dioxane Bill Could Take Familiar and Trusted Products Off Store Shelves Governor Cuomo Urged to Work for Collaborative, Pragmatic Solution   The CEOs of associations representing the household and commercial cleaning product supply chain…
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British designer Ross Lovegrove, who designs iconic packaging for luxury brands, is the Guest of Honor at Luxe Pack Monaco 2019. Lovegrove will speak on Monday, September 30 at 2:30 p.m. about “Beauty & Logic,”…
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LINDAL Group’s UK Sales Manager, Peter Morgan, is set to retire July 31. Morgan joined LINDAL in 1985 at the company’s Leighton Buzzard, UK site and has been a key part of the UK business’s…
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Coty Inc. has introduced a “Turnaround Plan” to drive improvement in Consumer Beauty and optimize its Luxury and Professional Beauty businesses. The four-year plan focuses on three pillars: rediscovering growth such as an innovation pipeline;…
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The Plastic Aerosol Research Group, LLC (PARG) and the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) are seeking comments on PARG’s new methods—PARG Method 20.0 “UV Exposure Using Xenon Arc Light Apparatus Aerosol Products in Plastic…
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Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit an all-time high of 80.5%, according to figures issued by the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL). This record rate, which represents data from…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has appointed Christopher L. Jahn as President & CEO, effective late October 2019. Jahn currently serves as President & CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and will succeed Cal Dooley,…
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The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released the following statement on June 21, 2019, attributed to Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA, after the New York state legislature passed SB.4389B. “Unfortunately, the New…
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SC Johnson has signed an agreement to acquire Sun Bum, a maker of sun protection products. The acquisition also includes the Baby Bum brand of sun protection and baby care products. Terms of the deal…
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Laxman Narasimhan will be appointed CEO-designate of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) on July 16 and Group CEO on September 1, as well as head of the Health Business Unit and Executive Director of the…
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Robert Fell has been appointed CEO & Director of Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA). Fell served three years as chief executive of British Metals Recycling Association; 14 years as a Senior R&D Manager at Ardagh…
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The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) & Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD) New York Innovation Awards are designed to showcase aerosol,  dispensing, personal care and cosmetic packaging innovations. An independent jury of packaging experts…
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The European Commission has adopted an amendment to REACH Annex XVII. This  imposes a restriction on (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and any  mono-, di- and tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives (TDFAs) in spray products. The amendment will go into effect…
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On June 11, 2019, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD) issued the following Industry Alert:   Dear ICMAD Members and Industry Friends:   You may have seen news reports to the effect that the UV…
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Unilever has acquired prestige skin care company Tatcha for an estimated $500 million, according to reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The brand was founded by Vicky Tsai a decade ago and is…
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LINDAL Group honors employees in 60th anniversary celebrations Aerosol dispensing firm LINDAL Group has marked its 60th anniversary by hosting a series of exclusive celebratory events with its 1,200 employees. In the run up to the…
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Luxe Pack New York’s experienced a record-breaking 17th edition in May with 3,744 attendees and enjoyed a new venue at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Attendance was up 4% from the previous year. More than…
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Read the full coverage here:   https://mailchi.mp/ff158f6f2649/announcement-note-worthy-177453?e=341b51ddce  
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U.S. chemical industry output will continue to grow in 2019 despite a challenging global economy, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) “Mid-Year 2019 Chemical Industry Situation and Outlook.” Growth in key domestic end-use markets…
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CRC Industries, Inc. has been awarded U.S. Patent No.10,267,227 for its CRC GDI IVD Intake Valve & Turbo Cleaner which helps to reduce or eliminate intake valve deposits in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines and…
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TricorBraun has appointed Brett Hecker as Chief Information Officer and he will join the company’s Executive Leadership Team. He succeeds Doug Bolen, who will stay at the company through September 1 to help Hecker transition.…
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The Eastern Aerosol Association will hold its annual Golf Outing or Wine Education and Social on Wednesday, August 7. The golf outing will take place at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ on the…
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The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO), National Aerosol Association (NAA) and Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) collectively have a new mailing address. Correspondence to these organizations can be sent to: 3040 Saturn Street, Suite 205,…
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Lindal Group’s UK Sales Director, John Hopkins, is retiring after serving 40 years with the company. Hopkins has worked in various different sales positions during his tenure such as Key Account Director, in which he…
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Washington State passed a climate bill, HB 1112, to restrict certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), mostly for refrigeration. HB 1112 adopts as state law EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Rules 20 and 21 which…
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Avon Products Inc., London, is in advanced discussions with Brazilian beauty company Natura Cosmeticos SA to be acquired in an all-cash transaction involving a share swap. Under the terms of the deal, Natura would hold…
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The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) rose 0.4% in May on a three-month moving average (3MMA), the third monthly gain after several weak months, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC). On a year-over-year basis, the…
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The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has launched its new, dedicated Steel for Packaging website at www.steelforpackaging.org. It is designed to promote the unique qualities and benefits of steel as a…
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Amazon is building a separate warehouse in Mississippi that is intended specifically for hazardous goods it stores and ships to customers, including bleach cleaner, nail polish, bear spray and more. The warehouse is smaller than…
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A previously announced merger between thyssenkrupp’s Steel Europe AG business and Tata Steel has been abandoned due to concerns by the European Commission and fears that the merger would not be approved. The companies determined…
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Beiersdorf AG agreed to buy Bayer AG’s Coppertone brand of sun-care products for $550 million, bolstering a line of skin creams that already includes the Nivea brand. The deal for the brand, which had sales of about…
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ADF&PCD New York – September 17 & 18, 2019 – Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion – New York City In an exclusive partnership with the event, The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) will organize…
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Ball Corp. has created two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs)—one wind and one solar in Oklahoma and Texas—for 388 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy. These agreements will allow the company to use 100% renewable…
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The National Aerosol Association will hold Aerosol Summit 2020 in Nashville, TN from March 29-31, 2020. The conference, entitled “Common Ground: Vision 2020,” will be held at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, located at 623…
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Aerosol valve specialists, LINDAL Group, has announced that ten of its employees will take part in a 1000 km cycling race to raise funds for cancer research. The four-day event will take place from May 30–June…
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New York — The NYSCC opened its annual Suppliers Day expo today at the Javits Center in New York City. Celebrating its 40th edition, the event includes trade show hours, educational courses and networking events.…
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The Clinton, IL-based Action Technology facility is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Products produced here since 1969 are found in households across the U.S. and internationally. Action is a business unit of Tekni-Plex. “We are proud…
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Seoul-based LG Household & Health Care Ltd. has agreed to buy New Avon LLC, also known as Avon North America, the cosmetics business that spun off from Avon Products Inc. in 2016, for $125 million.…
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The Southern Aerosol  Technical Association (SATA) will present three Innovation Awards at its 39th Annual Fall Meeting in Hilton Head, NC to companies in the aerosol industry. The SATA Aerosol Innovation Awards are a natural…
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The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has chosen Genworth as the organization’s newest affinity program partner. SCC members now have access to long-term care (LTC) insurance and can enroll through the SCC website or a…
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On April 11, 2019, Ball Corp. recognized its five most sustainable manufacturing plants of 2018, identifying those that demonstrated leadership through significant efficiency improvements, team safety and wellness enhancements, promotion of metal packaging’s sustainability credentials,…
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The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) released their proposal for a volatile organic compound (VOC) regulation. CDPHE has proposed using Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) Model Rule 4, which is more stringent than…
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The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Final 2013, 2014, and 2015 Consumer & Commercial Product Survey Data summaries and supplemental materials (Final Consumer Product Survey Data) are now available. CARB reminds interested stakeholders of its…
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Sunny Jain will join Unilever as President, Beauty & Personal Care in June. He will also become a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE). Jain hails from Amazon, where he has served as head…
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) reports 77% of households will spring clean this year, more than previous years. The study, conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of ACI, revealed that 41% of heads of household…
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BAMA reports record high performances in three of the last four years The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) revealed that 1.566 billion cans were filled in 2018, an increase of 4.5 million units filled compared…
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On July 1, 2019, the new volatile organic compound (VOC) limit for Multi-purpose Lubricants becomes effective.  The new limit will be 10% VOC or the new compliance option of 0.45 maximum incremental reactivity (MIR) with…
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The 10th Latin American Aerosol Congress is coming to São Paulo, Brazil on October 9–11, 2019. The event will be held at the Maksoud Plaza Hotel in São Paulo.       Complete information can be…
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The third annual British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) Innovation Day is set for April 10 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, UK. This free event, open to both BAMA members and non-members, will have presentations…
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The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) has relaunched the Make More Magic website to provide an improved digital hub for key stakeholders in the industry, to foster community and to better educate consumers on the…
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At the end of February 2019, the British market for aerosol cans was characterized by uncertainty over the looming Brexit, according to www.EUWID-Packaging.com. While can suppliers reported that some of their customers wanted to prepare…
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McBride will official shutter its Hull, UK-based aerosol factory on March 31. This will result in the loss of 117 jobs. The company said it experienced “substantial losses” in its aerosol department, heavy restructuring costs…
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L’Oréal, Beiersdorf and Kao are just some of the global brands taking to the stage as part of the ADF Conference at ADF&PCD Shanghai 2019. The educational program offers visitors the chance to hear from…
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U.S. chemical manufacturers Honeywell International and Chemours, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, in early March 2019 once again asked a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia…
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The 2019 Perfumed Plume Awards’ Fragrance Book of the Year is “Spritzing to Success…With the Woman Who Brought an Industry to Its Senses” by Fragrance Foundation President Emeritus Annette Green. The awards ceremony, hosted by…
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DowDuPont’s Board of Directors has approved the separation of its Materials Science Division, creating Dow Inc. on April 1. On June 1, Corteva Agriscience is also expected to separate from the new DuPont. “We believe…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) will be holding its Spring Meeting on April 25, 2019 at the Westwood Tavern in Schaumburg, IL . Topics & Speakers:  Brand Protection, Authentication & Anti-counterfeiting John Dowd (VP of…
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is holding a “Consumer Products 2020 Regulation Workshop” on April 12, 9am-noon, Pacific Time. During the workshop, CARB staff will discuss possible volatile organic compound (VOC) reduction opportunities suggested…
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Workshop to Initiate New Consumer Products Rulemaking Staff to Solicit Stakeholder Input Regarding Emission Reduction Opportunities The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop on April 12, 2019 to…
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The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has issued a call for papers for podium presentations at the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase, December 17–18, 2019 at the Sheraton New York Times Square. SCC…
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AEROBAL members produce over 6 billion… According to the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL), approximately 8.14 billion aluminum aerosol cans were manufactured around the globe in 2018. Not only was the 8-billion-can…
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Let’s Clear the Air The Internet is full of conflicting information about the safety and effectiveness of air fresheners, making it hard to know what to believe.  For nearly two decades, the Alliance for Consumer Education…
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On Feb. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the U.S. This action is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC)…
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Colgate-Palmolive Co. has elected Noel Wallace as President & CEO and a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 2. He replaces Ian Cook as CEO, who will retain his role as Executive…
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Edward H. Thaete III passed away on Feb. 5, 2019 at age 95. Thaete began in the industry in 1966 selling industrial alcohol for Publicker Chemical. In 1980, he brought the alcohol business he had…
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Jeffrey Godsey has been appointed COO of the Precision Global Group. In his new role, Godsey is responsible for the global operations and business development initiatives to deliver quality, innovation and service to customers. Godsey…
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The agenda for the Southern Aerosol Technical Association’s (SATA) Aerosol 101 Conference and Spring Meeting has been updated. The conference is set for March 13 & 14 at the Atlanta Marriott NW at Galleria in…
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The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Board of Directors elected Sundar Raman of Procter & Gamble Co. as its new Chair and Scott Behrens of Stepan Co. as the new Vice Chair at the recent 2019…
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The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) has unveiled reusable, refillable packaging on some of its products to lessen single-use packaging and disposable waste. Additionally, later this year 11 of P&G’s brands, including Pantene, Tide, Cascade…
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Principal Aaron Goldberg (Washington, DC) will speak in a live webinar hosted by BLR titled “Aerosol Cans: EPA’s Universal Waste Proposal and How It May Affect Your Business.” The webinar will take place on February 13 from…
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William H. “Bill” Phillips, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Ecolab, has received the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award. Phillips joined Ecolab in 2003 and has developed corporate environmental, health and…
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 The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) is offering a free “REACH Regulations Webinar” on Thursday February 14 from 11 a.m. to noon, EST. Presented by Chris Hughes, principal regulatory consultant for NCEC, the webinar will…
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Mary Kay Inc. has appointed Chaun Harper as Senior VP – Chief Manufacturing Officer. Harper is responsible for global manufacturing operations, global inventory control, supply planning, transportation and global quality. He joined Mary Kay Inc.…
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At the ADF&PCD exhibition in Paris on Jan. 30–31, 2019 Ball Corp. will introduces its 360° aerosol can. The newly developed technology brings another dimension to can contouring, using a process that allows custom shaping, symmetrically or asymmetrically,…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) posted a 0.3% decline in January on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis according to its Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB). This is the third consecutive month-over-month drop and suggests a…
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RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) and Diversey Inc. have expanded a strategic alliance in the North American industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning market. The partnership combines RB’s ready-to-use solutions—such as Lysol, Airwick, Easy-Off and Resolve—and Diversey’s…
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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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The Household & Commercial Products Association’s (HCPA) President & CEO Steve Caldeira was named as one of the top lobbyists of 2018 by Washington, DC-based publication The Hill. He is listed under the Trade Association…
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Andrea Mojica has been named Household & Commercial Products Association’s (HCPA) VP of Regulatory Affairs. Mojica will be the Division Staff Executive to both the Antimicrobial and Cleaning Divisions. Mojica joins the HCPA after 12…
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Procter & Gamble Co. announced that it plans to roll out a new brand called DS3 by late 2019, which includes eight liquid-free cleaning products for personal and home care. The products were designed using…
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The Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) is offering an “Aerosol Technology” course from June 18-20 at a New Brunswick, NJ-based hotel. The course covers the major aspects of aerosol technology, State and Federal regulations and…
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Caleb Foltermann has been appointed the new GM of Sexy Hair Concepts, LLC, a Henkel company. He most recently served as VP of Sales. Prior to Sexy Hair Concepts, Foltermann served as VP of Sales…
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Croda International Plc was voted the “Most Admired” company in the British chemical sector for the second year running, and was named the third most admired company in Britain overall for 2018. The award winners…
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Starco Brands has earned the distinction of being a 2018 Safer Choice Partner of the Year for its household cleaning aerosol line Breathe. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) Safer Choice Program recognizes products that are…
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The Pantone Color Institute announced the Color of the Year 2019 is Living Coral (specifically, Pantone 16-1546). This color is vibrant yet mellow with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens. Living Coral also has…
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The Cosmetic Industry Buyers & Suppliers (CIBS) association met in early December at Bond 45 in New York City. At the luncheon, a $2,500 scholarship was presented to FIT student Jacqueline Goodspeed by CIBS scholarship…
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Evonik announced it has opened a new office in Pakistan under its newly established subsidiary, Evonik Pakistan. Located in Karachi, the new office will focus on strengthening the company’s local presence as well as expanding…
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Two new members have joined Precision Global’s Board of Directors—Steve Lawrynuik, who has more than 20 years at Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. and Christian Voegeli, who formerly served as CEO of Global Closure Systems.
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Kelly Dobos was named 2019 President for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Dobos currently works for Sun Chemical as Technical Manager for Cosmetics in the Americas region. She has served as a cosmetic chemist and…
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The Clorox Co. is making changes to its executive team, effective Jan. 7, 2019: VP of Cleaning and Strategy, Linda Rendle, will be promoted to Executive VP, Strategy & Operations. Eric Reynolds, currently senior VP…
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NEW YORK — The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is holding its 72nd annual meeting & technology showcase Tuesday and Wednesday at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City. The first year in its…
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Luxe Pack New York, set for May 15-16, 2019, is moving to the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center located at 655 W 34th St, New York, NY, said organizer IDICE. For more information, visit: www.luxepacknewyork.com.
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The New Jersey Packaging Executive Club (NJPEC) Package of the Year (POY) Awards were held on November 29 at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ. The event consisted of introductions of 2019 elected officers, awards…
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Michelle Rudnick of CRC Industries wins the Volunteer Recognition Award from the Aerosol Division at the HCPA Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale.       Bill Auriemma received the Charles Allderdice Award from the HCPA…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes started the fourth quarter on a healthy note, rising 0.3 percent in October. This follows a 0.4 percent gain in September and a…
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Unilever CEO and Board member Paul Polman plans to retire December 31 and will help his successor, Alan Jope, transition until July. Polman served as CEO for 10 years and is also Chair of the…
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After almost 30 years with SC Johnson , King Kool will join the Dutch Aerosol Association (NAV) as Managing Director on Dec. 1. Kool has served on the Board of the European Aerosol Federation (FEA)…
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SC Johnson awarded Crown Holdings, Inc. a “Quality Excellence” honor for its consistent delivery of exceptional products on a global scale at the company’s fourth annual Top Supplier Awards ceremony. Crown supplies SC Johnson with…
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Precision Global has expanded its bag-on-valve (BOV) system production line capacities in Paris to meet growing customer demand. This barrier pack system combines an aerosol valve and a welded bag for systems where the product…
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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 Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) has changed the location of its March 13 and 14, 2019 Aerosol 101 and Spring Meeting meetings. Now at the Atlanta Marriott NW at Galleria, the hotel is conveniently…
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Thursday November 15, 2018 is the 21st annual America Recycles Day. The national recycling rate of glass, paper and other items has increased over the past 30 years, said “America Recycles Day” organizer Keep America…
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Precision Global announced Agustín Chávez Gómez has joined Precision’s team as Sales Manager of Precision Valve Mexico, which covers both Mexico and Central America. Chavez has more than 19 years experience and previously served as…
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Coty Inc has replaced its CEO and chairman after the company noted it was grappling with supply chain issues such as trucker strike in Brazil, a warehousing issue in Germany and the impact of hurricanes,…
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A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter aerosol inhaler on November 7, according to the Star Tribune. See…
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SC Johnson recognized Crown Holdings, Inc., a supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, as one of the highest-performing suppliers at the brand’s fourth annual “Top Supplier Awards” ceremony. Crown earned the “Quality Excellence” award for…
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Rolf Bayersdörfer, Corporate Director of global product development for styling products at Henkel, was awarded the Rotheim Medal during the European Aerosol Federation’s (FEA) General Assembly on October 3. The medal recognizes outstanding service to…
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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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Formulated Solutions has named Ricardo (Rick) Garcia as VP of Operations Excellence. Garcia has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing support functions and has implemented a number of safety, environmental, property loss prevention,…
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Dial has launched three holiday limited edition foaming hand washes: Cat, Ghost and Pumpkin. The 7.5oz. liquid hand soaps are mild and non-drying and packed in spooky bottles to encourage kids to hand wash and…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) will hold its 2018 Continuing Aerosol Education Series at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook, IL on November 7, 2018. Featured will be informative and exciting speakers, covering a range of topics…
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Unilever has stopped plans to move its headquarters out of the United Kingdom after a significant group of shareholders objected. Unilever announced last March that it would use Rotterdam as its sole legal home as…
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The European Aerosol Federation (FEA) has elected a new President. Gilles Bardin (left) accepts the FEA presidency from outgoing President Rolf Bayersdorfer. This occurred at the FEA’s Global Aerosol Events 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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Rolf Bayersdorfer, President of the FEA, welcomes attendees at the opening ceremony at the FEA Aerosol Events in Düsseldorf. The show runs October 4-5, 2018, at the CCD Congress Center. For more info, visit www.feaglobalevents.org.
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The 2019 Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) Board was recently elected at the SATA 38th annual Fall Meeting in Clearwater, FL. Sitting L to R: Abby Haywood (Treasurer, Finance); Irene Bolling; and Elena Badiuzzi (Conference…
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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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Ball Aerosol Packaging has introduced Eyeris, a proprietary high-definition printing technique for photo-realistic packaging designs on aluminum aerosol cans, such as real-life leaves, flowers and landscapes. This ground-breaking high-definition imagery spans 360 degrees of the…
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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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Colep, an RAR Group company, has collaborated with Henkel to create Light Weight Cans for Syoss, Indola, Silhouette, Coiffeur and Rilken hair styling brands, which reduces the thickness of the aerosols by 22% using a…
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Le Comité Français des Aérosols (CFA) has named Jean René Blottiere as General Delegate, who is expected to help create new synergies internationally. He succeeds Xavier Camidebach, who is retiring. Blottiere, who has represented the…
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The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) of South Africa has unveiled a new website. Located at http://aerosol.co.za/, the updated portal features a fresh, new look, interesting and informative facts about aerosol products, useful data about the…
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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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Nexreg Compliance will host a free webinar about global legal requirements for emergency telephone numbers on October 5, 10 to 11 a.m. It will be presented by the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC). Chemical emergency…
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The Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is offering a webinar on “Ingredient Communication” on October 3 from 2:00–3:30 pm. To help product manufacturers, formulators and retailers navigate current and emerging federal and state ingredient…
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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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September 5–The ADF&PCD expo is open at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This is the third year of their New York event, and the only aerosol trade show in North America.…
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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’s (BAMA) 10th annual Forum and Awards Dinner will be held on the 17th and 18th October at the prestigious Oulton Hall Hotel, Leeds. Entries for the 2018 Awards will close…
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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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Lindal recently made a few appointments. Stefan Foitlinski has joined Lindal Group as Sales Director for German-speaking countries and Eastern Europe. Previously, Foitlinski was Senior Market Manager for Paul Hartmann AG (Bode Chemie GmbH). Previously,…
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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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ONCAP announced it has acquired Precision Global, a global manufacturer of dispensing solutions.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1949, Precision’s dispensing solutions include more than 12,000 SKUs, which are sold into end…
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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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Stefan Foitlinski has joined Lindal Group as Sales Director for Germany and Eastern Europe. He will report to Phil Lever, Lindal Group’s Executive Director for Global Sales. Previously, Foitlinski was Senior Market Manager for Paul…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes ended the second quarter on a solid note, increasing 0.4% in June after a slightly revised 0.4% gain in May, and a 1.0%…
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Las Vegas, NV — The 16th annual edition of Cosmoprof North America opened today at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The show runs through Tuesday and includes the BeautyID Awards on Monday afternoon.…
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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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ADF&PCD New York, North and South America’s only dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging and design community, returns on September 5 & 6, 2018. The event, which takes place at the…
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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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Coster Group has expanded its Barlborough, UK injection molding production site as part of its growth strategy. The plant, which outputs 400 million valves per year, will grow an additional 4,000 square meters for a…
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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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McBride, manufacturer of aerosol and liquid personal care, skin care and toiletry products for retailers, has agreed to sell its European personal care liquids business, which includes its operation in Bradford, UK to Royal Sanders Group…
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Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp AG have agreed to combine their European steel businesses in a 50/50 joint venture to create new company called thyssenkrupp Tata Steel BV. It will be positioned as a leading pan…
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Conagra Brands, the maker of Reddi-wip, is set to acquire all outstanding shares of Pinnacle Foods in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $10.9 billion, including Pinnacle Foods’ outstanding net debt. The transaction…
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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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Starco Brands announced that it has signed a 10-year national licensing agreement with Betterbilt Chemicals to market the full line of Betterbilt’s plumbing products, coatings and other aerosol products. “Adding Betterbilt is a logical next…
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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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Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) has introduced Beauty Pitch Angels 2018 to allow pre-selected companies to pitch their brand ideas to a group of prominent angel investors during Cosmoprof North America set for July 29 to 31…
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Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached a new high of 79.5%, according to the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL). APEAL noted this is very close to the industry’s self-imposed…
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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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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes started the second quarter on a strong note, growing 0.3% in February, 0.5% in March and 0.9% in April. Out of 28 specialty…
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Cosmetics company Revlon Inc. appointed Debra Perelman as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Perelman, who was also named president, is the daughter of Revlon board chairman Ronald Perelman and has spent more than 20 years…
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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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NEW YORK–Luxe Pack New York opened its 2-day trade show today at Pier 92, on the west side of Manhattan.  This is the 16th annual New York show in its second venue, having outgrown the…
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The International Fragrance Association of North America (IFRANA) has unveiled its new name: Fragrance Creators Association. The updated identity is based on the organization’s onus that fragrance can enhance lives, beyond all frontiers and cultures,…
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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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Reabrook Limited celebrated 50 years of formulating and manufacturing products with a fete in Moira, UK where the company is based. Reabrook began in 1968 as a small business called Arrow Chemicals in South Derbyshire…
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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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Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) is collaborating with Founders Factory, a London-based digital accelerator and incubator for corporate innovation and startup creation. CPNA 2018 attendees and exhibitors will learn about Founders Factory and be able to…
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Once upon a time, more than a decade ago, I had two aerosol containers to classify. The outer containers, contents and release valve were all exactly the same, but the classifications were very different. Inside…
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Cosmetic Industry Buyers and Suppliers (CIBS) inducted 40 new members at its April meeting. New CIBS members are pictured below (l-r): Row 1: Benny Calderone, Ukachi Anonyuo, Kal Kalyanasundaram; Row 2: Dan Brown, Debbie Lowe,…
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Please see below a flyer with information about the Southern Aerosol Technical Association’s (SATA) annual meeting in September 2018. SATA 2018-Fall-Meeting-Announcement
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The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) recently commented on aerosol propellants in Good Housekeeping magazine. Please see HCPA’s press release below. HCPA Statement on Aerosol Propellants in Good Housekeeping Magazine WASHINGTON, DC – In…
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The European Parliament (EP) of the Circular Economy Package (CEP) gave a formal adoption to APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) on April 18 after more than two years of negotiations.…
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Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, the maker of Coleman insect repellents and first aid, has purchased the assets of Premier Filling Company Inc. based in Geneva, IL, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will bring Bag-on-Valve continuous…
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Rosemont, IL–The Midwest SCC Teamworks suppliers day is open 12-6 CDT today at the Donald Stephens Convention Center.  This morning featured a symposium after a social event last night. For the first time, Teamworks incorporates…
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Symrise is continuing to grow its flavor and fragrance market positioning in China with the inauguration of a new creative center in Pudong, Shanghai. The €8 million ($9.9 million) facility features cutting-edge technology for perfumers…
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released its 2018 National Cleaning Survey, revealing that spring cleaning season is in full swing in the U.S. Seventy-six percent of households will take part in the ritual of spring…
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Daniel Wright has been appointed CEO of Aerofil Technology, Inc., an HBM Holdings company. Wright previously served as president and COO of Aerofil Technology, and before that, VP of HBM’s corporate development. Wright will succeed…
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Registration is open for the Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) spring meeting, “Aerosol 101,” set for April 12 at the Sheraton Mahwah, 1 International Blvd, Mahwah, NJ. To register, visit www.easternaerosol.com.
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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 Society of Cosmetic Chemists will offer an Aerosol Technology Course on April 10, as well as other courses to discuss up-to-date regulations and formulations. See more info below.   Aerosol Technology 101 (NextGen) April…
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The French Aerosol Committee (CFA) has announced that Xavier Camidebach will be stepping down as CFA VP/General Delegate as of Aug. 1, 2018. To replace him, the CFA Executive Committee has appointed Jean Blottiere of…
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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 Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) has announced that registration for Aerosol Technology, a course about the major aspects of aerosol technology and formulations, is now open. The course will be held June 26-28 in…
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Unilever announced it is establishing its global headquarters in Rotterdam in an effort to transform the company into a more simple, agile and focused business. This move will simplify Unilever from its current two-legal entity…
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NASHVILLE — The first-ever Aerosol Industry Summit is taking place at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown featuring all the different regional industry associations. The summit began on Tuesday with various speakers and programs from around the…
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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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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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PARIS–The ADF & PCD expo opened this morning in Paris at Porte de Versailles, the second year at this venue. It is the 12th Paris edition of the Aerosol Dispensing Forum (ADF) and 14th Packaging…
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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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SATA (Southern Aerosol Technical Association) has announced the details for its 38th annual fall meeting. For the first time, the event will be held in Clearwater, FL, at the Clearwater Beach Marriott on Sand Key,…
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Fort Lauderdale, FL- The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) announced at its annual meeting that in 2018 it will become known as the Household & Commercial Products Association.  The name and logo was unveiled at…
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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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According to the FLADA Twitter page (@FladaMx2017), the IX Latin American aerosol congress has been canceled by CdMx authorities following the earthquake in Mexico City Sept. 19.
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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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Coster announced the appointment  of Bernard Msellati as Group CEO. Msellati represents a very welcome comeback for Coster as he had been with the company for over 10 years until 2003. He left, being Sales Director…
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LINDAL Group announced the acquisition of 15 acres of land, which will be used to build a new, state-of-the-art, 100,000-square foot production facility in Columbus, Indiana that will further benefit customers in the fast growing…
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The South Coast Air Quality Management District passed its 15 year air regulatory plan on March 3, after much deliberation and debate. Southern California’s air regulatory board chose to approve a plan that intends to…
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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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Unilever announced a new transparency initiative to provide people with access to additional ingredient information about its home and personal care products. The initiative goes beyond labeling requirements to provide in-depth product and ingredient information.…
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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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Crown Holdings, Inc. announced that Gerard Gifford has been appointed Executive VP and COO effective April 1. In his new role, Gifford will continue to report to Timothy Donahue, President and CEO, and will be responsible for…
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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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Attendee registration is now open for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, the largest event in North America for cosmetic chemistry, May 2-3, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.  Taking place for the first…
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Precision Global, a leading global manufacturer of aerosol valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets, today announced that Omar Atadia has been appointed Regional Manager of Latin America, effective immediately. …
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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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The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final rule (Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0031) in the Federal Register on Dec. 5, 2016. The new rule establishes a national drug and…
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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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Silgan Holdings Inc., supplier of rigid packaging for consumer goods products, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with WestRock Company to acquire its specialty closures and dispensing systems business. This business is…
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc.  completed the previously announced acquisition of AEP Industries Inc. (AEP). Berry issued 6.5 million common shares and paid $297 million as merger consideration in exchange for all of the outstanding shares…
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The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) changed the dates of its 44th Annual Conference to October 8-10 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Napa, California. More info:waib.org    
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving to propose how it will prioritize and evaluate chemicals, given that the final processes must be in place within the first year of the new law’s enactment,…
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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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As part of a continuous effort to cater to customer demands for faster time-to-market, cost-effectiveness and easy access to a pool of creative packaging concepts, CROWN Aerosols and Specialty Packaging Europe, a business unit of…
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Precision Global, global manufacturer of aerosol valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets,  announced that Claudio Contini has been appointed Vice Chairman of Precision Global’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.…
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Date:          March 8-9 2017 Venue:      St Paul’s Hotel, Sheffield, UK The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) is running its course providing an introduction to aerosol technology.  The two-day course is designed to…
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Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) announced it will launch DISCOVER PACK, a new special area dedicated to novel suppliers, at its upcoming annual event, scheduled to take place July 9-11, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center…
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The Perfumed Plume Awards is presenting its first in a series of special evenings dedicated to fragrance journalism. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join “An Evening Of Scent, Seduction and Sin.” The event will…
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Matthias Woelk, with 20 years of experience in global operations for leading manufacturing companies, has been named Global Operations Director for the Hamburg-based Lindal Group, the company’s CEO, Francois-Xavier Gilbert announced. According to Francois-Xavier Gilbert,…
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The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is seeking comments on its recently drafted method for aerosol products in plastic containers. The Plastic Aerosol Research Group (PARG), coordinated by the Research and Regulatory Management Council (RMMC),…
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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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Dangerous goods accidents and incidents caused by human error can be substantially reduced by developing, implementing and providing a robust hazardous materials transportation training program. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)…
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.4% in November. This follows a revised 0.1% gain in October and a 0.2% gain in September. Volumes have generally been moving…
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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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first ten chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under TSCA reform. “Under the new law, we now have the power to…
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has incorporated a number of changes into its 58th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR). This edition will become effective on Jan. 1, 2017. There is also…
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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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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Board of Directors announced that Melissa Hockstad will become President and CEO of ACI, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Current President & CEO Ernie Rosenberg, who announced in May 2016 his…
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PLZ Aeroscience announced the acquisition of Apollo Technologies. This acquisition is complementary to PLZ’s existing product lines and helps PLZ solidify its position in contract manufacturing of automotive, household and insecticide aerosols. As PLZ moves …
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The 2017 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention will feature the return of the Innovation & New Technology Showcase. ACI’s 91st Convention takes place January 23-28, 2017 at the Grande Lakes Orlando…
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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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The Aerosols Promotion Council, India announced its third annual Indian Aerosols Expo 2017. The event will take place on February 17-18 at The Lalit, Mumbai, India and is expecting over 5,000 attendees. The Exhibition of Aerosol…
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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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On November 10th, 2016, the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) and Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) will once again offer Aerosol Propellant Safety Seminar. You can register here. If you have any questions, please call or…
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  It was only one year ago—the November 2015 issue of SPRAY—that saw the debut of Pressure Points, a monthly column penned by aerosol industry expert Doug Fratz of the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA).…
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The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) refers to “strong outer packaging” and “conditions normally incident to transportation” throughout Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), subchapter C Hazardous…
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Call to Action 2017 Perfumed Plume Awards Open for Submissions November 1–January 31, 2017 Launching its 2nd year, The Perfumed Plume Awards For Fragrance Journalism announced that submissions will be accepted at www.perfumedplume.com starting November 1 through January 31,…
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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 Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) will be having its Annual Dinner Meeting with Industry presentations on Wednesday, November 9th at Café le Cave in Des Plaines, IL from 5:30PM—8:30PM. Speakers for the night will include:…
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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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  Precision Global, a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Ralpet Plastics Pty Ltd , a manufacturer of injection and blow molded plastics…
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Aerofil Technology, Inc., an industry leader in Lean aerosol and liquid contract packaging, was honored with the 2016 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness and…
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In June, the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) and member company representatives participated in an historic event as President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA).…
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On Sept. 7, 2016, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) HM-215N in the Federal Register. HM-215N is intended to further harmonize…
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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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Ball Corp. announced an agreement to sell its specialty tin manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland, to U.S.-based Independent Can Company for approximately $25 million. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of…
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Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is hosting a webinar on October 5, 2016 PROP 65 WEBINAR: California’s Right to Know Law: Complying With New Warning and Labeling Requirements: Are You Ready? Event Overview This 75-minute…
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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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Unilever announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Seventh Generation, Inc., the North American home and personal care products company. Based in Vermont, Seventh Generation is a pioneer in corporate responsibility and sustainable…
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The Latin American Aerosol Federation (FLADA) and the Mexican Aerosol Institute (IMAAC) are hosting the IX Latin American Aerosol Congress at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, Mexico on September 20-22, 2017. For more information…
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  NEW YORK–After ten years successful years in Paris, the ADF-PCD show comes to New York for the first time this week. Show hours are Tuesday, September 13 (9 am-6 pm) and Wednesday September 14 (9 am-5 pm) at…
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Lindal Group announced the formation of its Customer Technical Services (CTS) team, an elite unit dedicated to helping customers accelerate development of brand-building packaging solutions. Lindal’s CTS is headed by Tony Harman, the company’s Managing Director/Sales Director. …
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Tony Brealey of Reabrook Limited has been appointed Vice Chairman of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA). Brealey has been a member of the BAMA Executive Committee since October 2015 and is the Chairman of…
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The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) announced that its 38th Annual Suppliers’ Day will take place May 2-3, 2017 in a new location, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.  All…
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Aptar Pharma will host an online scientific event focused on the Nasal Drug Delivery Route in the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The panel will be composed of our experts, Pierre Carlotti and Gerallt Williams (Aptar…
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Elisabeth “Betsy” van Duren Gilroy died Aug. 30, 2016. She was VP of Summit Packaging Systems, Manchester, NH. She was born in New Rochelle, NY in 1959 and grew up in Chappaqua, NY, graduating from…
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I recently returned from a trip to Falkirk, Scotland. Although I have traveled to more than 100 countries across the globe, I had never been to Scotland. The purpose of my visit? No, not the…
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During the past 25 years, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a series of consumer product volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations that have resulted in a 50% reduction in the VOC emissions attributed to…
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The CPSC From A-Z… And Beyond Event will be held on October  26 at The Hilton Garden Inn, Bethesda, MD. How can the actions of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) affect your business? What is…
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc. and AEP Industries Inc.  have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Berry will acquire all of the outstanding shares of AEP in a cash and stock transaction. Aggregate consideration…
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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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L’Oréal USA announced it is joining the ranks of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, which recognizes the company as one of the nation’s leading green power users.  L’Oréal USA is using nearly 27 million kilowatt-hours (kWh)…
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The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) gathered for their 45th annual golf outing, at Crane’s Landing Golf Club at the Lincolnshire Marriot resort in Lincolnshire, IL on Aug. 11. The winning foursome consisted of Dave Ellis,…
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In June, the Executive Committees of the Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (AMA) and the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) agreed to enter into a Reciprocal Agreement between the two associations. BAMA executives visited…
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Aerosol industry leaders from across the east coast assembled in Hamburg, NJ for the Eastern Aerosol Association’s (EAA) annual Golf Outing on Aug. 4th. Golfers enjoyed beautiful weather for the all-day event on the Wild Turkey Course at…
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Beiersdorf Singapore launched an interactive outdoor panel at Midpoint Orchard Shopping Mall for commuters to experience “The Scent of Care”. As part of its introductory promotions for NIVEA’s Protect & Care Anti- perspirant, Beiersdorf Singapore…
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Good product design for aerosols should reach far beyond just the surface pattern and shape to encompass and promote the entire experience of using that particular product. This is the view of one of the…
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Launched in 2013, the Sustainable Beauty Awards give recognition to operators who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. There are five award categories, each representing different aspects of sustainability: Green Formulations…
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With the United States in peak mosquito season, SC Johnson announced it will make its largest donation to date of OFF! mosquito repellent. Almost $4 million of the DEET-based personal repellent will be provided to…
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Procter & Gamble confirmed on July 26 that the Cincinnati-based company had sold its TAG body spray line to a New Jersey firm, which plans to revive what had once been a major brand. P&G…
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Coty Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Camillo Pane as CEO and member of the Coty Board, each effective as of the day following the closing of the merger of P&G Specialty Beauty…
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Colep, a global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, will launch its innovation offer at the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) in New York in September. The ADF, which has been…
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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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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has been awarded a special commendation, the only trade association to be honored, in the Publication of the Year category at the recent Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice…
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SC Johnson recognized Ball Corporation as a top supplier at its 2nd Annual Top Supplier Award ceremony on June 30, 2016, in Chicago. The event celebrated critical organizations, like Ball, that contributed to SC Johnson’s…
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking additional data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in topical consumer antiseptic rubs, including hand sanitizers, that are sold over-the-counter.…
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Ball Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Rexam PLC for approximately $6.1 billion of cash and equity, plus the assumption of approximately $2.4 billion of net debt, making Ball the largest manufacturer of…
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SC Johnson (SCJ) Chairman & CEO Fisk Johnson met with members of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to discuss the company’s efforts to combat Zika. Johnson was one of five witnesses, including…
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The 2016 Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) Golf Outing will be held on Thursday August 11 at the Crane’s Landing Golf Club in Lincolnshire, IL.   11:00 am: Registration 12:00 pm: Lunch 1:00 pm: Shotgun Start 5:00 pm: (approx.) Evening Activities…
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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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On June 22, President Obama signed legislation into law that overhauls the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. “For the first time in 20 years we are updating a national environmental statute,” President Obama said during the signing ceremony.…
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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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Revlon, Inc.  and Elizabeth Arden, Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Revlon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Elizabeth Arden for $14 per share in cash, representing an…
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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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Margaret Vinci Heldt, a Chicago beautician who, with the aid of hair spray and a favorite hat, redefined coiffure for women of the 1960s and the decades beyond when she created the sky-scraping hairdo known…
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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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The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) Awards entry form is now available to download from the BAMA website and is open to all BAMA members at: www.bama.co.uk/forum. Now in their eighth year, the BAMA Awards…
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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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Turnover of Millennials and Other Workers Challenge North American Chemical Companies as Retirement Surge Looms, New Survey By Accenture And American Chemistry Council Reports North American chemical companies face workforce turnover issues, which if not…
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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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HandStands, manufacturer in the domestic automobile air freshener segment, announced May 24 that the company has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Energizer Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1983, and headquartered in Draper, UT,…
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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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Brynwood Partners VI L.P. announced May 17 that it had signed an agreement in principle to sell High Ridge Brands Co. to funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The transaction, which is subject to…
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today named the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) a winner of its 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award. Eight member companies of the trade association were also…
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Richard Earnshaw from Swallowfield plc has been appointed Vice Chairman of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA). He takes up the post from May 2016 and is currently on the Board of BAMA.  The appointment…
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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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On April 28, Chris Cathcart, President & CEO of the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), announced his retirement, effective January 2017, to staff and the CSPA Board. Cathcart, who has led the organization for 16…
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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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ADF&PCD NY – September 13-14, 2016 The Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion  Would you like to present your newest innovations alongside thought leaders from The Estee Lauder Companies, L’Oreal, Coty, Kao Research Laboratories, Beiersdorf, The…
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Airopack Technology Group AG (ATG) announced it has reached an agreement regarding the acquisition of 50% of the Airolux AG (“Airolux”) joint venture currently owned by Resilux NV (“Resilux”). The acquisition will allow ATG to…
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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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Safer Choice Labeling Program Expands Consumer Options By Chris Cathcart, President & CEO, Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) This week, EPA’s Safer Choice program kicks off a week-long “Spring Cleaning” public awareness campaign to bring…
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The U.S. Dept. of Transporation’s (DOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently published the long awaited Reverse Logistics Final Rule, HM-253. This rulemaking will have a significant impact on many of SPRAY’s readers.…
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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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  ACI Video Captures What Cleaning Products Bring to Everyday Life Washington, DC, April 4, 2016 – Every day, cleaning product manufacturers and their suppliers enhance health and quality of life through products and chemistries…
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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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Revlon, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors elected Fabian Garcia as Revlon’s President and CEO effective Apr. 15. Garcia was also appointed to serve as a member of Revlon’s Board of Directors, as well…
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John Abplanalp, manufacturing industry leader and former CEO and President of Precision Valve Corporation, announced the establishment of Tight Lines Advisors, a consultancy with values-driven operational processes for business efficiency, performance, and financial growth. Tight…
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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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DuPont has named Randy Stone as president of its Performance Materials business effective immediately, succeeding Patrick Lindner who has resigned from the company. Stone will report to DuPont Executive Vice President Marc Doyle.
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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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Diversified CPC International, global supplier of aerosol propellants and specialty gases, recently named John P. Dowd II as its VP of Corporate Marketing. Dowd joins the company following a 35-year tenure with the DuPont Company.…
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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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The global aerosol valve market is expected to reach $1.73 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising expenditure for the use of bag–on– valve technology by personal care manufacturers…
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The National Aerosol Association (NAA) has launched a new website dedicated to Zika Virus awareness at http://www.stop-zika.info/ The site covers all things Zika: it’s history, the science of the virus, info cards and the best…
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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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One of the most significant advantages of shipping dangerous goods as limited quantities is that expensive United Nations (UN) Performance Oriented Packaging (POP) is not required. The provisions of the 49 CFR subchapter C Hazardous…
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The 2016 CSPA Annual Meeting in December brought together upwards of 500 people to collaborate with each other, and to engage in more than a dozen speaker sessions that many CSPA members said were the…
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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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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced on Sept. 10 its final rule (HM-233E) detailing the agency’s new approach to processing hazardous materials transportation special permits and approvals.…
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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 terrible tragedy that occurred last August in Tianjin, China highlights the need for companies to take a critical (but careful) look at the storage and handling of hazardous materials within their manufacturing sites and…
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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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In the October 2014 issue of Spray, I described the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, HM-253, published on Aug. 11, 2014 (79 FR 46748), which proposed revisions to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline &…
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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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Attendance at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day, held May 12–13, rose 8% to 5,537, according to event organizers. The 2016 event will be held May 10–11, once again at the…
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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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  It appears to me that, as of late, there has been a significant increase in the number of “frustrated” dangerous goods shipments that are being rejected by airlines and steamship lines for one hazmat…
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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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Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Safety Advisory 15-7, reminding shippers, distributors and carriers of their responsibilities to provide emergency response information when tendering hazardous materials for transportation in commerce. The emergency response…
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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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Convenience, protection and sensitivity highlight new product offerings. The U.S. Hair Care market grew by 2% in value in 2014, rising to $11.6 billion, according to market research firm Euromonitor International, reflecting the overall compound…
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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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In my article from the April 2013 issue of SPRAY titled “If You’re Planning on a Special Permit…Plan Early,” I explained some of the delays in processing Special Permit applications and some of the new…
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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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In the January issue of Spray, I had described some of the standards for exporting and transporting aerosols and other dangerous goods into Mexico. In this issue, I will share with you some of the…
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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 U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) published its latest final rule, HM-215M, to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating various amendments. These include changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions,…
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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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According to a recent study by hotel chain Hilton, 73% of U.S. travelers admit to taking home hotel toiletries, and many have found creative reasons to use them after their stay. According to Hilton, 54%…
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        There are many opportunities to export aerosols and other dangerous goods to Mexico, but it requires a bit to understand the regulatory requirements for the storage, handling and transport of dangerous…
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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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Representatives of The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) recently exhibited at the 2014 National Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans, LA. It was the second time that CAPCO attended the event that brings together professionals…
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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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      Shortly after I drafted last month’s article, Limited Quantities—Size Matters, I received a phone call from a very large cosmetic manufacturer in Los Angeles, CA. Even though this company ships hundreds of…
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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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        A couple of weeks ago I received several phone calls from a number of cosmetic manufacturers that were having issues with certain carriers regarding the marking of limited quantities. There appears…
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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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By Steven Charles Hunt, Shipmate, Inc. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, HM-253, on Aug. 11, 2014 (79 FR 46748), which will…
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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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        “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” —Jack London Club store packaging has many advantages over conventional retail packaging. Many club stores (a large…
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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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Crown Aerosol Packaging North America bolstered its selection of services by adding advanced lithographic printing capabilities. In addition to consulting on visual development of aerosol can printing, customers will now be able to work directly…
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Readers are probably already aware that there is a significant difference in how “aerosols” are defined by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the rest of the…
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I recently read that the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was filing suit against a major telecom company for disciplining several employees after they submitted complaints about hazardous working conditions or filed claims…
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Abe Baksh has joined B.O.V. Solutions as President. He will replace Jeannie Daniels, who has been with the company for more than 25 years and was promoted to Managing Director. Baksh has been involved in…
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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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  Dan O’Hare was made the LINDAL Group’s new Eastern Regional Sales Manager for North America. With more than 20 years of sales experience, his duties will be expanding the company’s customer base and maintaining…
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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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The deadline for marking and labeling of products according to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) Globally Harmonized System for Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012) is not…
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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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In the July 2013 issue of Spray, I detailed the increase in minimum and maximum civil penalties published in the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) final rulemaking, HM-258, 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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  I began my career as a Dangerous Goods Consultant more than 20 years ago when I was working at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Office in Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA. I was the…
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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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Many years ago I had developed a written procedure titled Receiving Government Inspectors. This was in response to an isolated incident whereby the client had badly mishandled the inspector’s visit by refusing a lawful inspection…
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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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The deadline for completing the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) Globally Harmonized System for Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012) training is rapidly approaching. All employers must train…
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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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  On occasion, I will receive a frantic call from a customer whose shipment of dangerous goods has been frustrated for one reason or another. Such is the case this past week, when a forwarder…
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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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“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”  Benjamin Franklin The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published its…
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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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Occasionally, I will receive a phone call from a rather upset and anxious client who has experienced some difficulty booking cargo with an airline or steamship line. Invariably, there is a difference in interpretation of…
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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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  I recently completed a dangerous goods compliance review at a client’s warehouse. On the first day, I reviewed their permits and licenses; examined several packages for compliance with domestic and international regulatory requirements; interviewed…
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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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  Many years ago, I worked at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. I was part of a small group that was responsible, in part, for reviewing special permit applications for those applicants that…
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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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  I am actually writing this article while sitting on a beach in Koh Samui, Thailand. I am here on a much-needed vacation. Knowing that I have to pay for this luxury, I brought my…
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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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I recently received a phone call from a client that had been shipping aerosols by vessel for years. They claimed that their shipment was stopped because it was not properly classified for transportation. I was…
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Two significant milestones toward global harmonization were reached recently. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) has eliminated the Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-AIR marking as of Jan.1, 2013, and Transport Canada (TC) has published its proposed amendments…
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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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The Jan. 19, 2011 final rule, HM-215K, published by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is, perhaps, one of the most significant rulemakings since its landmark rulings, HM-181 (adopts the international standards for hazardous…
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Packaging is not only an integral element of product development for the home and garden industry, but of brand management as a whole. As a product’s packaging and dispensing is often the most tangible representation of a brand…
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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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Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) Fall Meeting. Grand Hotel Marriott Resort & Spa, Point Clear, AL. [email protected]; southernaerosol.com
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Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) Spring Meeting. Atlanta Perimeter Marriott, Atlanta, GA. [email protected]; southernaerosol.com
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Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD). The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY. www.adf-pcd.com
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HBA Global 2015. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. www.hbaexpo.com
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Luxe Pack New York. Pier 92, New York, NY. www.luxepack.com
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Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Mid-Year Meeting. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. www.cspa.org
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New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day. New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison, NJ. www.nyscc.org
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Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) Annual Meeting. The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL. www.personalcarecouncil.org
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Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) Asia. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Goa, India. www.rddonline.com
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Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) 2016. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ. www.rddonline.com
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Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, 10th Edition. Espace Champerret, Paris, France. www.aerosol-forum.com
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Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Annual Meeting. Harbor Beach Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, FL. www.cspa.org
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British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA). Testing & Classification of Aerosols for the ADD. BAMA Offices, Stevenage, UK. www.bama.co.uk
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Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) Europe. Palais des Congres d’Antibes. Antibes, France. www.rddonline.com
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Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna. Fair District, Bologna, Italy. www.cosmoprof.com
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Cosmoprof North America. Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. www.cosmoprofnorthamerica.com
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European Aerosol Federation (FEA) 29th International Congress & 18th Exhibition. Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey. www.aerosolistanbul.org
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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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National Aerosol Association (NAA) & Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) Joint Industry Conference. Embassy Suites Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA. www.waib.org
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