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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.

CARACAL Defers Action on ECHA Titanium Dioxide Classification Recommendation, Seeks Comment

November 29, 2017 Industry News
Should the proposed classification as a Category 2 (Animal) Carcinogen be finalized under the CLP, onerous new labeling requirements will be required for TiO2-containing products, leading to market unease, with implications for product quality, performance and waste management.

BWM Global Treaty to Halt Invasive Aquatic Species Now in Effect

September 12, 2017 Industry News
The IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention seeks to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species by requiring ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments.

IPPIC and IMarEST Launch Template for Biofouling Management Plan

August 15, 2017 Industry News
The IPPIC and IMarEST template addresses issues germane to coatings in the IMO’s 2011 “Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships' Biofouling to Minimize the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species."

IPPIC and IMarEST to Launch Template for Biofouling Management Plan

July 18, 2017 Industry News
The IPPIC and IMarEST template addresses issues germane to coatings in the IMO’s 2011 “Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships' Biofouling to Minimize the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species."

IPPIC and Vincentz Network Host 2017 Coatings Summit in Shanghai

January 31, 2017 Industry News
This strategy and networking event brought together senior level executives of coatings companies and suppliers from all regions of the world to explore major trends, challenges and solutions for serving an increasingly global coatings market.

IPPIC, ABRAFATI, and STAR Host Industry Workshops in Colombia to Support UN Lead Paint Alliance

November 21, 2016 Industry News
The UN Lead Paint Alliance (LPA) promotes legislation and regulation restricting the use of lead in paints, and includes some 50 participating entities — NGOs, governmental agencies, intergovernmental organizations and industry — that share an interest in lead risk reduction.