Adhesive and sealant formulators still have time to square away everything they need for developing accurate SDSs and labels to meet GHS standards.
July 1, 2015
Flipping the calendar to June 2015 has provided the kind of dread that can only be rivaled by scheduled root canal work or an IRS audit - especially for those who deal with dual Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) and shipping responsibilities within their company.
As a response to the multiple definitions of hazard—and multiple ways of communicating these hazards—the United Nations adopted the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in 2003.
With increasing consumer demand for convenience comes greater demand for high performance standards and increased sustainability. The packaging industry is no stranger to these trends taking place with consumer products across the world
By the time you read this column, the battle for Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform will be fully engaged. Battle lines will have been drawn, cosponsors for bills will have been recruited, and charges and counter charges will have been swapped back and forth in Senate committee hearings.
We’re celebrating materials in this issue with our annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook, which includes definition/use information for key products, as well as supplier details.