July 2012

Industry News

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 ballparks in six different states in 2012. The effort seeks to bring awareness to the serious problem of inhalant abuse in a unique program designed to educate parents, school officials and individuals in the community about the often-overlooked dangers.

Participating baseball teams will work with their local SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter to conduct awareness school assemblies and community appearances with mascots and players to educate fans about the dangers of inhalant abuse. The Inhalant Awareness message will be shared all summer through team websites and in-stadium announcements, and the program will culminate in an “Awareness Game” at each stadium. The Rock Cats’ Inhalant Abuse Prevention Night will take place on Tuesday, July 17 as the Rock Cats take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto-AL). The Rock Cats
will feature a poster giveaway for the first 1,200 kids that enter the ballpark.

The Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB Industries) announced that its Power Green all-purpose cleaner/degreaser product earned a Bio-Based, Bio-Preferred certification from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). As a result, LHB Industries can now display the USDA’s Bio-Preferred program logo on its Power Green products, including 22-ounce trigger spray bottles, which will be sold under the Skilcraft brand and distributed through AbilityOne sales channels, a federal initiative to help people who are blind and disabled find employment.

LHB Industries is a non-profit entity that currently employs nearly 70 people who are legally blind. Employees manufacture, assemble, warehouse and sell products to government and business customers nationwide, including aerosol and liquid paints, aerosol and liquid cleaning products first aid kits, medical kits, catheters, ecofriendly
products and others.

Zetonna (ciclesonide, Sunovion), a nasal aerosol for the maintenance treatment of asthma, was approved in January to treat both ocular and nasal symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and nasal symptoms associated with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) in adults and adolescents aged >12 years, It is expected to be commercially available in the third quarter of 2012. The non-aqueous, dry nasal aerosol spray features an easy-to-read, built-in dose indicator, so patients can track when their prescriptions should be refilled.


Arminak & Associates
, part of Rieke Packaging Systems, has entered into New Albany Business Park’s beauty and personal care campus in New Albany, OH. Businesses participating in this collaborative supply chain campus allow personal care and beauty products to be developed, manufactured, packaged and distributed from one campus. Approximately 50 jobs will be created when the new 50,000 square foot facility opens later this year.


BASF
has launched a new brand website for its personal care business Care Creations and the “Inspired by life” communications concept. Also new is a Personal Care Press Center, giving journalists easy access to the BASF Personal Care-related information. The mobile-friendly web design automatically adjusts to different display sizes including personal computers, tablet PCs and smart phones. www.carecreations.basf.com.

Industry News

Active Organics, Inc. announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. www.activeorganics.com contains new features, imagery and refreshed content about Active Organics, its people and products. The site is easier to navigate and more functional
for customers, including a page dedicated to the company’s innovation process. Information on every page can be shared through social media.