Articles by Mark Collatz

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

South Coast is looking to make some significant changes to the rule.
February 1, 2014

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.
September 4, 2013
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.
August 12, 2013
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.
May 22, 2013
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

July 18, 2012

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

March 14, 2011
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

February 11, 2011
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

July 1, 2010
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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