At ETAD, Dr Helmes led the Environmental Protection Agency and other organisations, worked on the well-known High Production Volume (HPV) challenge management of SOCMA's Association Management Services as well as lead the Center for Baby and Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP) and Institute for Polyacrylate Absorbents (IPA).
However, Dr Helmes will remain active in both an executive and technical capacity with ETAD North America, where he will work as a consultant.
As part of its comments to the EPA on the proposed revision of allowable by-product PCB levels, CPMA submitted a 1987 study conducted by researchers affiliated with ETAD and chemical manufacturer Ciba-Geigy, which had a long history of dye manufacturing.
ETAD Position on the Presence of Traces of PCBs in Some Organic Pigments.
member companies have been carrying out their own tests to find a standard system for measuring the bioaccumulation potential of all pigments.
Testing cost estimates provided by ETAD
suggest that 30,000 [euro] to 50,000 [euro] would have to be spent to test substances between one and 10 tons annually, and 170,000 [euro] to 190,000 [euro] for substances produced in volumes of 10 tons to 100 tons.
Herbert Motschi ETAD executive director, effective Aug.
He joined ETAD (Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers) in 1991, after a five-year period with the safety of dyestuff and chemicals division of Ciba-Geigy AG, Basel.
regulatory issues, and he was joined by international experts such as Ralph Sorensen of Sun Chemicals A/S, who serves as chairman, ETAD
pigments operating committee, who discussed REACH and other European issues; Ruben Munoz Garcia, director of health, safety and environment (ANIQ) for the Mexican Association of the Chemical Industry; and Karen Levins, director, chemicals group, Mississauga Office, Cantox Health Sciences International Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Governmental regulations affecting such pigments are also covered for North America and Europe, by Harold Fitzpatrick and Glen Merritt of Fitzpatrick and Waterman, counsel to CPMA, and by Eric Clarke and Herbert Motschi of ETAD
This year, Robert Walsh, vice president and general manager of Pigments International for Sun Chemical Corporation's Colors Group, was named ETAD
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