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NMFTA Adopts Changes Impacting Paint and Allied Products

March 12, 2019 Government Affairs
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s Commodity Classification Standards Board adopted the amendments, decreasing the Paints Group freight classes and making the Paints Group no longer applicable to paint and coatings that meet the definition of “hazardous material.”

EU REACH Committee Delays Titanium Dioxide Hazard Classification

February 26, 2019 Government Affairs
This delay marks the first time efforts to advance regulations under REACH — the EU’s Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals — have been held up by member states. EU officials will be meeting in early March to consider options.

IPPIC Proposal Adopted by UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Committee

December 17, 2018 Government Affairs
The proposal, which ACA helped craft, seeks to alleviate technical name requirements for environmentally hazardous substances.

IPPIC Presents Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Session on Biofouling and Invasive Species at World Ocean Council

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
The IPPIC-led session, “Biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species: The GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project – Opportunities for Business Collaboration and Implementation,” examined how the ocean business community – particularly ship owners and operators –  can act to manage biofouling and mitigate the threat of invasive species.

IPPIC Proposal to be Considered by UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Committee

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
The proposal, which ACA helped craft, seeks to alleviate technical name requirements for environmentally hazardous substances.

IPPIC Supports WHO International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action

October 23, 2018 Government Affairs
The campaign week of Oct. 21-27 aims to raise awareness about health effects of lead poisoning; highlight countries and partners' efforts to prevent particularly childhood lead poisoning; and urge further action to eliminate lead paint through regulatory action at country level.

IPPIC Partners with World Ocean Council to Present Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Session on Biofouling and Invasive Species

July 17, 2018 Government Affairs
The IPPIC-led session, “Biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species: The GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project – Opportunities for Business Collaboration and Implementation,” will examine how the ocean business community – particularly ship owners and operators –  can act to manage biofouling and mitigate the threat of invasive species.

IPPIC Comments on ECHA Call for Input on Microplastics in Marine Environment 

July 2, 2018 Government Affairs
Microplastics are synthetic, water-insoluble polymer items smaller than 5 mm. ECHA is investigating the potential impact of microplastics on the (aquatic) environment and human health have generated concerns in Member States of the European Union and worldwide.

CARACAL Refers ECHA Titanium Dioxide Classification Matter to Special Workgroup, Seeks Comment

March 13, 2018 Industry News
ACA, working in conjunction with its European counterpart, CEPE, will continue to press for open discussion and evaluations that embrace sound science and follow established risk assessment practice, by which the inherent safety of TiO2 use by the paint industry may be acknowledged.

IPPIC Submits Paper to IMO Subcommittee

December 4, 2017 Industry News
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) paper asks the subcommittee to include IPPIC and its members in discussion of a proposal submitted by a number of states of the European Union to amend the IMO’s International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems on Ships (AFS) to include controls for cybutryne.