Online Workshop - Chemical Products: Insights on Labeling, Packaging and Sustainability in US & Canada
When it comes to chemicals products in North America, companies have many questions pertaining to labeling, packaging and sustainability. Learn more about the challenges, strategies and solutions for consumer products, including topics such as: claims, circular economy behavior, toxics, hazardous consumer chemicals, LHAMA, Prop 65 and more.
Join Intertek’s team of experts to gain in depth knowledge about regulatory requirements and industry best practices to help your company responsibly place chemical products on the market in the U.S. and Canada.
Registration is open for each individual session or a discount is offered if registering for the series.
Cost for the series
- General Admission: $950
Session One: Overview: Labeling Requirements and Sustainability Claims for Chemicals Products
Feb 4, 2021 | 9am – 12pm EST
- General Admission: $350
- Overview of General Consumer Labeling Requirements
This session will open with an overview of general consumer labeling requirements and identify the legislation governing labeling, claims, language, and relevant considerations for chemical products. As we go through the different labeling requirements, we will also discuss common compliance issues resulting from overlooked or misinterpreted information. Our expert will address how product packaging and labeling can determine the classification of a product and drive the need for additional labeling requirements or information. While we will not be providing in-depth information on the various classifications or the differences amongst them, we will be providing a foundation and basic understanding of the classifications to aid in future training and research.
- Sustainability Recycling Marks
Packaged items on the market show a wide range of sustainability claims, marks and logos. Some are official marks, and these are often tightly controlled. Others are unofficial logos, and these are not controlled, yet may face action from authorities if they are considered misleading. For example, it is quite common to see biodegradable logos that brands have created themselves. In some regions, this will often pass without issues, but in other regions the term biodegradable is controlled, and enforcement action can arise. In this session we will review recycling marks and other sustainability marks.
- Sustainability Claims and Brand Protection
In today’s market, many claims are made about sustainable aspects of products; these claims can be very complex. Our expert will provide guidance on the various types of acceptable claims and discuss what to avoid when it comes to sustainability claims (i.e., greenwashing). Additionally, we address substantiation requirements for various types sustainability claims and explore the changing trends and fads in claims. Through a variety of case studies, attendees will learn how to meet consumers needs, be transparent, but also to meet robust standards and protect their brands.
Session Two: Product Packaging: Consumer Behaviour, Circular Economy and Chemicals Management
Feb 11, 2021 | 9am – 12pm EST
- General Admission: $350
- Physical Packaging for Chemicals Products
The physical package that your product comes in is often an after thought, but with the growing sentiment around sustainability and shift towards e-commerce solutions, companies can meet consumer needs through integrating structural packaging. Join us as we speak about the affects of structural packaging on the bottom line (managing defect rates, re-stocking, saving on logistics) and how to manage the consumer experience through packaging (including right sizing, material uses, proper protection for products).
- Challenges in Packaging, Innovation, Reuse, Consumer Behavior, Circular Economy
This presentation will focus on providing direction to brands regarding packaging challenges, where guidance is not currently covered by a regulation. We will touch on consumer interaction with packaging including foreseeable uses or reuses of packaging, potential physical hazards of consumer packaging, and considerations for designers as they innovate consumer packaging, with a focus on potential safety concerns and ways of minimizing brand risk related to packaging.
- Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) - Requirements and Potential Updates
This session will discuss the current impacts for businesses from the TPCH requirements and we will provide guidance on how these requirements map into other similar substance regulated requirements. We will cover the impacts of inclusion of new substances and how other states are addressing these substances. Finally, we will cover the steps to risk mitigation and confirmation of compliance from suppliers.
- Prop 65
Do you want to learn how Prop 65 is different than other legislative requirements? This session will answer that question and discuss how risk-based compliance activities will assist with getting through the noise of substances that wouldn’t be applicable. We will also discuss why reliance on supply chains will not work.
Session Three: Regulations and Compliance: Labeling Requirements for Chemical Products
Feb 18, 2021 | 9am – 12pm EST
- General Admission: $350
- US Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and Canadian Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations (CCCR)
This presentation will address how a consumer chemical product classification can differ when applying the US Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) and the Canadian Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations (CCCR) criteria. The classification and subsequent label differences will be highlighted using mock labels for the US and Canada.
- US Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA)
During this portion of the training session our experts will discuss toxicological risk assessments (TRAs) for consumer products in the United States and Canada, and explore the risk paradigm and differences between hazard and risk. Additionally, we will highlight the regulations used to define our toxicological endpoints and expand upon the differences between the Canadian and US regulations. Lastly, our presenter will examine the regulation of art products in the US and Canada and discuss the Labelling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA) for art products sold in the United States.
- The Cleaning Product Right to Know (RtK) Act of California – Labeling Requirements
Need to learn more about the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017? This law requires manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose ingredient information on both the product’s label and on the company’s web site. During the session our experts will discuss the scope of products subject to the ingredient disclosure requirements, entities responsible for disclosing ingredient information, ingredient and other information that must be disclosed via the website and product label. Additionally, presenters will discuss other states that are following the trend of the right to know legislation.
Questions? Please contact us.