Mark Collatz

Mark Collatz is Director of Regulatory Affairs for The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC).

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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.

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.

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.

It’s unofficially known as the “granddaddy” of adhesive volatile organic compound (VOC) rules.


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OSHA NEP Focuses on Isocyanate Exposure in the Workplace

The agency’s announced goal is to reduce employee exposure to isocyanates that can potentially lead to work-related asthmatic symptoms.
As a partner in the value chain, adhesive and sealant manufacturers with products containing isocyanate material at a minimum should consider notifying their customers of the existence of this new OSHA program.
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TSCA Reform – Bump in the Road or Brick Wall?

I recently had the opportunity to witness first-hand a portion of the world’s greatest deliberative body at work—it was both inspiring and frustrating.
Senator Boxer: “If we don’t fix these problems, we’re not going to have a bill.”
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The Era of Full Disclosure

A phenomenon that has clearly been picking up speed throughout the last decade is the increasing public demand for full disclosure.
The ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants will meet June 9-11 in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Horton Hears an Outcry

By the USGBC’s own admission, the LEED 2012 proposal generated more than 18,000 comments, yet I would guess that a handful, if any, of those comments or criticisms have been directly addressed by the NGO.


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Hot Melts-Not Just an English Punk Rock Band

If you mention the term “Hot Melts” to someone under the age of 20, they’ll probably think you’re referring to the English surfer/punk band.
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Additives

Sometimes knowing exactly how a certain ingredient will affect a formulation is not quite as clear as you might think.
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GUEST BLOG: TSCA Reform

If passed as currently drafted, TSCA reform will negatively affect chemical manufacturers and importers, as well as companies that process and formulate products.
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