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Nicholas Georges
Nicholas Georges
Articles by Nicholas Georges
Consumers are demanding increased transparency from all facets of life, and household and commercial products are no exception. Since 2010, the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA), our member companies and allied trade associations have…
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For all you space aficionados—no, I’m not discussing Mir, the first modular space station. Sorry. As readers of SPRAY, you are no doubt aware that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has initiated a new…
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For consumers and workers around the world, aerosol products are convenient packages that are safe, efficient and easy to use. The unique packaging form allows a wide range of products to be dispensed in a…
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The first time I heard Aristotle’s quote, “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know,” was from my father during my childhood. I remember thinking it was such a profound thought, not…
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I remember trading baseball cards with friends as a child, and everyone was trying to get the latest Frank Thomas, Randy Johnson or Ken Griffey, Jr. card produced by Topps. I am not sure if…
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Over the last several decades, technology has developed by leaps and bounds. German physicist Heinrich Hertz first produced radio waves in 1886, which paved the road for today’s cell phones. In 1936, Alan Turing proposed…
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The questions keeping me up at night mostly revolve around how to grow the use of aerosol technology. What will be a game changer for aerosols? At what point in the creation of a product…
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Have you ever wondered how clouds form and why most of them don’t produce rain? Or why a particular sunset appears redder than usual? Have you heard of terms such as primary organic aerosols (POA)…
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Aerosols are often the convenient package of choice for pesticides, and whether it is their ability to spray more than 20 feet, or dispense product continuously, as with bug bombs, consumers and commercial workers depend…
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Consumers and workers should be able to feel confident that regulations are developed based on the best available science. We all benefit when risk evaluation relies on data and information, not perception or fear. Under…
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The U.S. government has a long history of improving public health and safety through laws and regulations. However, well-intentioned regulations can become outdated, duplicative or overly restrictive in today’s modern and rapidly changing marketplace. Whether…
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Since being approved in 1990, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) has set a high bar for consumer product emission standards and provided a model for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), numerous other states…
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Which aerosol product category grew the most in 2017? Which fell? To know what to expect in 2018–2019, businesses need powerful market data to guide investment, sales and development decisions. That’s why each year, the…
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January has arrived, marking the end of a very active year in Washington. In 2017, CSPA successfully tackled numerous regulatory and legislative issues affecting the aerosol community and the industry at large. However, we are…
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Consumers are demanding transparency from all facets of life and product manufacturers are stepping up to the challenge. That’s why many household and commercial product companies, in addition to longstanding voluntary disclosure programs, supported California…
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In the U.S., production of food products in the aerosol form is on the rise. According to CSPA’s 2016 Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey, the U.S. production of aerosol food products has increased every year since…
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