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Mar 23, 2020
Process to register disinfectant products with US EPA accelerated
[Household News]
Mar 17, 2020
Household and commercial product manufacturers are working to prevent the spread of Covid-19, says the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA). According to a statement by HCPA CEO Steve Caldeira, companies that manufacture disinfectant products are working hard to keep up with demand. He said: "The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a... [Read More]

[Product News]
Feb 25, 2020
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has launched Microban 24, a new brand of antibacterial home sanitising products, including an aerosol spray, to keep surfaces protected against bacteria for up to 24 hours. According to the company, Microban 24 kills 99.9% of bacteria on contact but also keeps working throughout the day. Bacteria can survive on surfaces anywhere from several... [Read More]

[Household News]
Feb 20, 2020
Air fresheners may help to ‘mitigate the harm caused by indoor malodours’, according to a study published by Atmosphere, an international peer-to-peer journal. Following its publication, the Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released a statement about the study, which highlights the ‘importance’ of air fresheners. According to the HCPA,... [Read More]

[Household News]
Feb 19, 2020
Unilever has announced its 2019 results, showing sales growth of 2.9% led by its emerging market business, which grew 5.3%, and its home care division, which grew 6.1%. According to the results, the company’s underlying sales grew 2.9% with 1.2% from volume and 1.6% from price. Its growth was largely due to a strong performance in the home care sector. Its emerging... [Read More]

[Household News]
Feb 5, 2020
Indian household insecticide manufacturer Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) has teamed up with industry body Home Insect Control Association (HICA) to promote safe disposal of plastic derived from insecticide products, including like liquid vapourisers and aerosols. The initiative was inaugurated by Sunil Kataria CEO for India & SAARC at GCPL and Jayant Deshpande,... [Read More]

[Other News]
Oct 14, 2019
More than 55% of people in north-west England do not recycle correctly because they are confused by the rules, research shows. The survey by Confused.com found that although people want to recycle, more than a third of adults ‘improvise’, despite not fully understanding recycling rules. The survey showed more than 57% of people across the UK put polystyrene in with... [Read More]

[Household News]
May 14, 2019
Eight people are suing Conagra, the maker of Pam and other cooking sprays, because they say the cans exploded and severely burned and disfigured them, reports USA Today. The half a dozen lawsuits, filed in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, allege that Conagra designed and produced cooking-spray cans that were defective, especially when close to kitchen heat sources... [Read More]

[Household News]
May 10, 2019
In an exclusive partnership with the event, The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) will organise and support the entire programme on Day 1 of the ADF Conference. The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design’s (PCD) New York event will be entering its 4th year as North America’s... [Read More]

[Household News]
Mar 22, 2019
Recently announced, the HCPA joined the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Quality Division stakeholders’ conference call to discuss comments received through their stakeholder engagement process. The Division is expected to present a proposed regulation at the Commission’s April 18 meeting to adopt volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations... [Read More]

[Household News]
Mar 21, 2019
The HCPA has reported filing comments with the California Air Resources Board, CARB, regarding their draft summary of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Consumer & Commercial Products Survey data. With Air Quality Committee members, Staff at the HCPA staff reviewed the draft summary data and supplemental materials. The summary provided detailed information about product sales... [Read More]

[Household News]
Oct 31, 2018
Major consumer goods company RB (Reckitt Benckiser) has signed up to the New Plastics Economy Initiative, a circular economy scheme for plastics led by the Ellen MacArthur foundation and WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact. RB has a number of brands distributed in aerosols for the household sector, including the Cillit Bang cleaning range and the Air Wick selection of air fresheners. Back... [Read More]

[Household News]
Sep 12, 2018
The Canadian-headquartered packaging provider unveils its patented airless packaging, featuring a twist open/concealed nozzle. APR Packaging exhibited its patented solution at the recent ADF & PCD New York 2018 event, for the aerosol and dispensing industry.   How does it work? APR Packaging has created a patented twist open/concealed nozzle airless package. In... [Read More]

[Household News]
Sep 12, 2018
German chemical and consumer goods company, Henkel, reveals its ambitious sustainability objectives to advocate for a circular economy. On 3 September, Henkel unveiled it was extending its strategic framework by releasing packaging targets to progress its sustainability initiatives.   Henkel’s existing packaging goals outline the company’s adherence... [Read More]

[Household News]
Sep 12, 2018
Urban entomology research centre, The SC Johnson Institute of Insect Science for Family Health, provides information on using personal insect repellents to reassure health and safety-conscious consumers. US-based manufacturer, SC Johnson Institute of Insect Science for Family Health, produces household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control... [Read More]

[Household News]
Aug 31, 2018
Household and food product packaging supplier, Ball Corporation (Ball), agrees to sell its steel aerosol assets as it forms a partnership with global investment firm, Platinum Equity. Along with forming the alliance, the duo has made definitive purchase agreements to create a new packaging organisation. The soon-to-be-launched company, which will be named Ball Metalpack,... [Read More]