June 2018 Spray 37
Thomas Donaldson, former President of the Western Aerosol
Information Bureau (WAIB) and Board member, died on
April 17, 2018 at the age of 90. He was born in New York City
in 1928 and grew up in Park Ridge, NJ. Donaldson graduated
from Georgia Tech University with a degree in chemical engineering
and earned a master’s degree from Stevens Institute of
Technology in Hoboken, NJ. During his long career, he served
as VP of Industrial Hydrocarbons, as well holding positions at
Peterson/Puritan, Inc., Georgia Pacific and D-Con. He is survived
by his wife of 59 years, Cherry; son James and daughter
James Slowey passed away unexpectedly on April 14. He served
as VP of Sales & Marketing for Baralan USA, formerly Arrowpak
USA, heading all U.S. domestic markets.
Ron Emond, of South African Pamasol agent Stewart &
Brierely, passed away in March. In a statement, the Aerosol
Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (AMA) referred
to Emond as the doyen of aerosol equipment supply in South
Africa and a great friend of the AMA.
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Therefore, it appears that the SNAP Rule 20 has been vacated
concerning the use of the restricted HFCs, especially HFC-134a.
All this being said, please review everything with your legal
council before proceeding.
The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) has released its new
model rule, which captures almost all of the current CARB
categories except the future effective limit and date for multipurpose
lubricants. This is Phase V of the OTC’s rule makings.
The model rule is only out for a short period of time with 10
days for comment.
The issue here is why start another rule-making when most
states have not adopted the previous “Phases”? It makes no sense
and creates a patchwork of regulations for the industry.
Canada will begin a rulemaking this year on VOCs in Consumer
Products. Canada has stated that it will take all of the CARB
Consumer Product categories, including MPL, for adoption,
likely by the end of the year.
This is an unreasonable feat and one that needs to be
monitored and acted on in the next couple of months. Stay