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.
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.
In addition, ETAD North America has elected Carole Dixon of Clariant Corporation as chairperson and Tom Dukes of Ciba Specialty Chemicals as treasurer.
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 president.
This is the challenge that faces our industry, and I believe ETAD is uniquely positioned to assist the industry by working with various regional associations, governmental agencies and non-governmental groups to achieve a balance of more harmonized regulations.
ETAD is the result of a discussion between leading colorant manufacturers and academics which was held in 1970 during a symposium in Lindau, Germany.
ETAD was formed in 1970, and was formally established in 1974.