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CSPA Updates Ingredient Dictionary

August 2, 2013

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) has published the Second Edition, Second Update of the CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary. According to the Association, the CSPA Dictionary is a must-have technical resource for both product marketers and ingredient suppliers, particularly those engaged in product formulation, regulatory compliance and materials purchasing. It is also a valuable tool for companies in the process of revising Safety Data Sheets for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 2012 Hazard Communication Standard, or those seeking information on the volatile organic compounds (VOC)/low vapor pressure (LVP) status of consumer product ingredients. With the expanded information on DfE and FIFRA 25(b) status, it is also useful for selecting ingredients for products intended for these programs.

The updated and expanded Second Edition, which is available on CD, is a central component of industry’s solution to keep marketers, suppliers and other key stakeholders committed to ingredient communications informed, by providing detailed information about the ingredients used in consumer products, according to CSPA. New features include 81 new ingredient monographs, 135 new trade names, 235 additional technical names defined, and designation of ingredients accepted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE), and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 25(b) pesticide products.

The CSPA Dictionary serves to standardize and define ingredient nomenclature for companies engaging in the industry’s Consumer Product Ingredient Communication Initiative. Additionally, the EPA’s DfE Standard for Safer Products identifies the CSPA Dictionary as an appropriate nomenclature system and encourages its use for DfE participants required to describe their product ingredients, as well as a resource to enhance public awareness of the ingredients in DfE-labeled cleaning products. Another new upgrade to the Dictionary is that monographs now allow listings of chemical distributors that are able to supply the ingredient. Chemical distributors are being encouraged to file applications to be included in monographs of ingredients that they can provide to product manufacturers.

In other news, CSPA congratulated Gina McCarthy on her confirmation as the new US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. CSPA recognizes the priorities, challenges and opportunities ahead on air quality, water, pollution prevention, chemical management issues, and antimicrobials and conventional pesticides. The Association said it welcomes the opportunity to work with McCarthy as she takes on her new role.

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