Engineers, architects, specifiers, facility managers, and homeowners must spend time analyzing what performance levels can be obtained by the adhesive and sealant products that are available to them for the environments in which they are being used.
With increasing consolidation among adhesives manufacturers and the raw material suppliers that support them, global product formulation and availability of materials used in these formulations continue to grow in importance.
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.
The EPA plans to initiate a new rulemaking process to consider proposing exemptions to the current TSCA Fees Rule’s self-identification requirements associated with EPA-initiated risk evaluations for certain manufacturers.
April 6, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a plan to consider a proposed rule that would look at potential exemptions to the TSCA Fees Rule in response to stakeholder concerns about implementation challenges.
The EPA is extending the reporting period for CDR data submitters from September 30 to November 30 in order to provide additional time for the regulated community to familiarize themselves with these revisions.
March 25, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it is finalizing amendments to the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule that reduce the burden for certain CDR reporters, improve the quality of CDR data collected, and align reporting requirements with the Lautenberg Act amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The impacts of chemical-related incidents can be mitigated by following the latest European Chemical Industry Council guidelines for level-1 emergency response.
November 21, 2019
Companies involved in the manufacture, management, and distribution of chemicals need to ensure that their systems and processes have suitable features to support a fast and effective response intervention when the worst happens.
The handbook reportedly serves as a guide for not only regulatory implementation, but also internal reviews and audit preparation.
July 18, 2019
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has published the 2019 edition of its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) manual, “TSCA Compliance: A Company Guide,” to serve as an industry resource for companies looking to develop and implement a site-specific TSCA compliance program.
Specialty chemical supply chains are particularly dependent on China because many inputs are unavailable elsewhere, which makes the specialty chemicals industry uniquely vulnerable to the 301 tariffs.
July 5, 2019
In recent testimony before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 Committee, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) called for the delisting of Chinese-origin chemicals from the proposed Tranche 4, which would add an additional $13.2 billion in chemicals and plastics imports.
The act would direct the president to establish an interagency sustainable chemistry entity to promote and coordinate federal sustainable chemistry research, development, demonstration, technology transfer, commercialization, education, and training activities.
August 7, 2018
The American Chemistry Council recently announced its support for Senators’ “Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2018,” S. 3296.
With a theme of “Diversification Research and Development of Advanced Materials,” the International Congress on Advanced Materials Sciences and Engineering (AMSE-2020) will include a plenary forum, 31 breakout sessions, and poster sessions covering topics ranging from semiconductor and electronic materials to nanomaterials and polymer materials.