Regulatory Review

Regulatory Review: Adhesives Manufacturers Blindsided from the Left Coast

While the easier approach might be to look the other way and let a handful of impacted manufacturers fight this battle alone, I'm not sure it would be a wise one.
By Mark Collatz
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We all knew it was coming. The California’s Safer Consumer Regulation has been on everybody’s radar screen for years.


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Regulatory Review: TSCA Reform - Can the Senate Get There in 2014?

TSCA reform seems to be at a legislative crossroads this spring.
By Mark Collatz
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About this time last spring, the U.S. Senate actually appeared on the brink of tackling reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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Regulatory Review: South Coast Overhaul of Rule 1168 Will Alter VOC Limits

South Coast is looking to make some significant changes to the rule.
By Mark Collatz
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It’s unofficially known as the “granddaddy” of adhesive volatile organic compound (VOC) rules.


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Regulatory Review: Holistic Environmental Regulation

Lifecycle assessments will likely play a major role in future environmental regulations.
By Michael Schmeida
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One argument many industries have against environmental regulation has been that it often ignores a holistic view of a product and instead focuses on only one attribute (e.g., volatile organic compounds, or VOCs).


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Regulatory Review: TSCA Reform and EPA Actions

The recent introduction of a bipartisan bill will likely pave the way for future TSCA reform.
By Michael Schmeida
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When the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976, most people interested in chemicals regulation lauded it as the greatest and most advanced piece of chemical legislation of their time.


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Regulatory Review: An Introduction to Alternatives Assessment

A basic understanding of AA may be useful to those in the adhesives and sealants industry.
By Michael Schmeida
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Over the past couple of years, the concept of alternative assessment (AA) has become much more common in the regulatory environment.


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Regulatory Review: Categorical Considerations for VOC Regulation

Some products that are considered to be coatings may not lie within the architectural coatings rule, but may instead cross over to adhesives and sealants rules—or even others.
By Michael Schmeida
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Given any of the variety of adhesive and sealant products on the market, many ASI readers could probably determine the specific VOC rule and level that would apply.


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Regulatory Review: North American Phthalate Regulation

By Michael Schmeida
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Phthalates serve a vital role in the creation of many polymeric materials.
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Regulatory Review: SCAQMD Rule 1168

By Michael Schmeida
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South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Volatile Organic Content (VOC) Rule 1168 for Adhesive and Sealant Applications is being reviewed and edited this year.


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Regulatory Review: Green Guidance from the FTC

By Michael Schmeida
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Though the publication of the revised Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “Green Guides” has been significantly delayed, many industries continue to address the sustainability movement and green marketing claims are becoming
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