Today we face a new regulatory environment as a result of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (CSA), which went into effect in June of 2016. With the new law in place how does this affect the development and use of UV-curable coatings, inks, etc.?
PCI recently discussed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) with Allison Tuszynski, Manager, Regulatory Affairs at NACD, who has been closely following this process that will have a huge impact on the chemical industry.
Canada’s approach to chemicals management over the past decade is an evidenced-based assessment of chemicals in commerce, using the latest scientific data to determine a chemical’s risk to human health and the environment.
REACH, the EU’s regulation designed to protect human health and the environment from chemical risks – celebrates its 10-year anniversary on 1 June 2017. Here we speak to Chris Mayer, Health and Safety Environmental Manager, at South West Metal Finishing (SWMF) about the regulation that drives many manufacturers to distraction.
SAPICI has released a Positioning Statement and Recommendations on the European Diisocyanates Restriction Proposal submitted by Germany to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and currently subject to public consultation.
The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) reports that Europe’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has issued an “advisory opinion” that titanium dioxide (TiO2) be classified as a Category 2 carcinogen under the EU’s Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.
Working closely with industry partners, CPCA has developed expert knowledge of the Canadian regulatory process with an advanced “early warning” system of what is coming down the pipe that could potentially impact raw material supply.
This article will provide an introduction to two specific trade remedy laws – those concerning (1) antidumping and (2) countervailing duty investigations. Relief from these trade investigations can protect U.S. production operations, profits and employees.
July features our most popular article of the year – the Global Top 10 and PCI 25 ranking of the top coatings manufacturers. Also featured are articles on new monomer technology, TiO2 and a new biocide for anti-fouling.