IPPICInternational Paint and Printing Ink Council
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With respect to cybutryne, the IPPIC submission noted that restrictions on the use of that biocide, particularly in coatings for pleasure craft, are already in force in many EU and non-EU countries and that, as a result, cybutryne is not as widely used in the industry as other active substances used in antifouling coatings.
IPPIC and IMarEST wish the template to serve IMO member states and classification societies, along with ship owners and operators, in the adoption of an effective biofouling management plan.
For information about IPPIC and its activities on behalf of the global paint and coatings industry, visit the website at www.
IPPIC has offered its support for the GAELP, addressing the key activities listed above using the considerable industry experience in on effective legislative, regulatory and technical approaches on lead risk reduction.
ACA will next join CEPE in representing the global industry through IPPIC at the UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) meeting this summer in Geneva.
The following provides highlights from the IPPIC annual meeting and ACA's meetings with its European counterparts.
IPPIC will continue to represent the paint and coatings industry on the Subcommittee's working groups on: Combustible Dust, Nanotechnology, Global list of GHS Classifications, and Small Packaging.
According to IPPIC president Bill McPherson, the retired managing director for Marine and Protective Coatings at International Paint (AkzoNobel), "For the past few years we have welcomed new members to IPPIC.
IPPIC seeks to identify emerging international legislative and regulatory interests and work to establish a consistent, recognized approach that aligns with or improves upon those in place in other IPPIC member nations.
This International Affairs Update reviews recent activities of ACA on behalf of the global coatings community, including the IPPIC Global Marine Coatings Forum, Canada's proposal to amend its VOC List, GHS and Hazardous Products Regulation implementation in Canada, and international transport regulatory activity.