Industry News SPRAY Technical Editor, industry veteran and current consultant, Dr. Montfort A. Johnsen, will teach an Aerosol Technology course for the Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA), July 20-23 at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. The course is for anyone seeking an understanding of the most recent developments in aerosol technology. It is designed to cover major aspects of the aerosol industry, including formulating products, propellant theory 38 Spray June 2015 and practice, component choices, physiochemical problems, quality control and regulations. For more information, visit www.cfpa.com. Perrigo Co. plc, Ireland-based international manufacturers of over-thecounter products, announced that it has received U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical Aerosol, the generic version of Sun Pharma’s Kenalog nasal spray. Kenalog Spray helps relieve inflammatory and pruritic symptoms of corticosteroidresponsive dermatoses, such as allergic rhinitis. European Metal Packaging (Empac), an association dedicated to bringing together manufacturers and suppliers of rigid metal packaging, announced that Jamestrong Packaging Australia & New Zealand is the association’s first international associate member. The company manufactures tinplate and aluminum aerosol cans and bottles and operates five plants in Australia and New Zealand. Aptar Pharma has obtained China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) approval to distribute its preservative-free multi-dose systems to customers in China under an import license. Manufactured in Germany, the systems include Aptar’s Ophthalmic Squeeze Dispenser (OSD) and Advanced Preservative-Free spray pump (APF). Aptar has operated a production site in Suzhou, China since 1996. The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) revealed its new Board of Directors for 2015. John Ziemba, Tadbik, will serve as President. The rest of the board’s officers include VP Ed Wirtz, Brad-Pak Enterprises; Treasurer Jessica Lum, Topline Products; and Secretary Bruce Konecky, Allstate Paper Box Co. NJPEC also announced a new “Mentoring Event” scheduled for September, aiming to bring highlevel packaging executives together to provide insight and expertise to students and veterans. Berlin Packaging announced continued strong growth in 2015, with revenues approaching $900 million, according to the company— including record-setting numbers in March—following double digit growth that broke company profit records in 2014. The company has implemented a new strategic plan that is designed to double revenues and earnings by 2017. SPRAY Labelmaster announced a partnership with the American Coatings Association (ACA) to offer Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) labels to companies seeking compliance with the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) workplace labeling requirements. “While the revised Hazard Communication Standard requires compliant GHS based labeling on shipped containers, standard HMIS labels can still be used as part of a comprehensive workplace hazard communication and training program to help companies comply with OSHA’s HCS,” said Nikki Burgess, Regulatory Affairs Specialist for Labelmaster.
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