Henkel has donated over $600,000 in North America to date, and 1.2 million units of essential household hygiene product donations have been allocated to organizations that provide medical supplies, basic needs for food and hygiene, and disaster relief within the U.S. and Canada.
May 15, 2020
Henkel recently announced COVID-19 support for its employees and communities throughout North America.
The new N95 masks reportedly adhere gently to the face with double-coated, skin-friendly adhesive.
May 14, 2020
Avery Dennison recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Global Safety First, LLC (GSF) to produce and distribute a self-adhesive, NIOSH-certified N95 mask as part of the company’s efforts to provide innovative personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PPG's Barberton location was presented with an Award for Excellence in Health and Safety Performance, while the Huron facility received recognition for Environmental Performance.
May 13, 2020
PPG recently announced that its Barberton and Huron, Ohio, facilities were recognized by the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) for programs that advance the company’s health, safety, and environmental performance.
MAPEI product categories to receive certification include architectural coatings, sealants, and adhesives.
May 5, 2020
MAPEI recently announced that SCS Global Services has issued its Indoor Advantage Gold certification for indoor air quality to over 255 of MAPEI’s products in the U.S. for low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
The guidance provides step-by-step instructions for public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes, and falls in line with the Opening Up America Again guidelines.
May 5, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated guidance to help facility operators and families properly clean and disinfect spaces.
UV light under the conditions known to kill viruses is also known to cause severe skin burns, skin cancer, and eye damage.
April 28, 2020
Though recent reports suggest that ultraviolet (UV) light can be used on the human body to disinfect against the coronavirus, the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and RadTech North America recently jointly announced that there are no protocols to advise or to permit the safe use of UV light directly on the human body at the wavelengths and exposures proven to efficiently kill viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.
Silicone-based coatings are among the most versatile materials used in a variety of industrial applications, including pressure-sensitive tapes, protective coatings, and the protection of printed text on packaging.
Epoxy silanes like GLYMO and GLYEO are adhesion promoters used in food packaging, but safety issues have prompted the development of new alternatives.
April 21, 2020
Consumers expect the food industry to provide safe products that comply with the latest regulations. FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, recommends avoiding the use of epoxy silanes in food contact applications, and the European Union is expected to set new limits during the course of this year. These limits will require complex testing methods that lead to challenges for converters and packaging manufacturers.