August 2013 Spray 33 Industry News Gadsden County, FL commissioners gave conceptual/non-binding site approval to Spray Quimica C.A., which is interested in moving aerosol paint filling operations from Venezuela to the U.S. According to David Gardner, Executive Director of the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce, Spray Quimica is a familyowned corporation and the largest contract aerosol filler in Venezuela. It plans a capital investment of $1.5 million in equipment and will hire up to 30 employees over the next three years with an average wage of $35,000 a year. Rust-Oleum was offered up to $350,000 in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and will add 54 jobs as a result of a $1.3 million investment in its Pleasant Prairie, WI manufacturing facility. The project will expand the facility’s small batch spray paint production capabilities, allowing it to add an additional small batch aerosol assembly line to meet increasing demand in the paint market for more unusual colors made in small batches. Union Pacific Railroad has named Shreveport-based Aeropres Corp. as one of its annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award recognizes companies that have implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and those that have not had any accidents involving regulated hazardous materials shipments. Aeropres is one of 63 companies across the country receiving the award this year. The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has officially issued the 47th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice as part of the industry’s ongoing safety program. There are six new Standards based on the Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) methodology, four revised Standards, a new Standard restricting the use of Furfural, a new Group Standard prohibiting the use of 2,4-Dienals and 11 revised Standards which take into account the contributions of Schiff Bases. Finally, one Standard has a corrected maximum use level. One of the six new Standards is the result of new data becoming available supporting the safe use of Dihyrocoumarin. The result is that this previously prohibited material will now become a restricted material. The Standards are now made up of 102 IFRA Standards restricting the use of ingredients, 80 IFRA Standards prohibiting the use of ingredients, and 20 IFRA Standards setting a purity requirement. Full details and all related guidance documents are available at www.ifraorg.org. Procter & Gamble (P&G) will be converting a significant percentage of its for-hire truck loads to natural gas. Beginning last month, P&G will work with eight transportation carriers to convert up to 20% of its North American truck load shipments to natural gas vehicles within two years. It is expected P&G will incur savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 5,000 metric tons (or the equivalent of emissions from 1,000 passenger vehicles for a year). P&G’s commitment will convert approximately 7% of the company’s North America forhire transportation network during the initial phase, delivering in 16 states with an average length of haul over 280 miles. The phasing out of metered-dose inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons, used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which began in 2010 in the U.S., will be completed when the final two inhalers that contain CFCs—Combivent Inhalation Aerosol and Maxair Autohaler—are taken off the market by the end of this year. The Second Update to the Second Edition of The Consumer Products Ingredient Dictionary was released in June. For the past few years, the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) has been developing its dictionary to serve as a technical resource for companies that market consumer specialty products and assist in their voluntary ingredient communication efforts. The publication, which currently lists nearly 500 ingredient names, will now allow chemical distributors to be listed along with the ingredient monographs they supply. To be included in the dictionary as chemical supplier, companies must complete the special distributor application. More info: www. cspa.org. Unilever announced that, since 2008, the company has achieved a CO2 reduction of more than one million tonnes from its manufacturing and logistics operations. This is equivalent to taking 250,000 cars off the road. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a key target within the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, now in its second year. According to John Maguire, Unilever’s Group Manufacturing Sustainability Director, since 2008, the company’s eco-efficiency programs have avoided more than €300 million ($400 million) of costs—almost €100 million ($133 million) in energy; €186 million ($248 million) in materials; €17 million ($22.6 million) in water; and €10 ($13.3 million) million in waste disposal.
To see the actual publication please follow the link above