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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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