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Update on hazardous substance reforms

As you will be aware, the government is making changes to the way hazardous substances are managed in New Zealand. The most significant change is that the rules around workplace ...
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Labelling Notice and Hazardous Property Controls Notice now published

Labelling Notice and Hazardous Property Controls Notice now published

Following is the latest notice from the EPA Our final two EPA Notices have been issued by the EPA Board. The Labelling Notice and the Hazardous Property Controls Notices are ...
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NZPMA Statement Regarding ECHA’s Advisory Opinion on Titanium Dioxide

Titanium dioxide (TiO2), a commonly used white pigment in paints and a variety of other products, is under review to establish a possible hazard classification under the European ...
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EPA paint rules help keep New Zealand cleaner

Antifouling paints containing the chemicals diuron, octhilinone and ziram will no longer be imported or made in New Zealand from 1 July 2017. The move is the result of an ...
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APAS: Draft revision of D123 restrictions on paint ingredients

We have just received the following email from Ken Loffhelm. The deadline is for the end of this month, so once again, this is to give you the opportunity to put in your own ...
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EPA APP202482 Chemical Review

The EPA have opened their next submission, this time for Reclassification of Substances. On a quick review, there are a couple of ingredients that are used within the Paint ...
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Proficiency Testing - Round 8

Round 8 of the next Proficiency Testing Round will take place in March 2015. This testing involves receiving a sample of paint and performing up to 15 tests. If you are ...
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History Repeating Itself

Just FYI, the Otago Daily Times published a report from 100 years ago on 30 January 2015: http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/100-years-ago/331484/horror-german-paint. The first ...
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PaMPITO Merging into Competenz

As a valued partner of the Plastics and Materials Processing Industry Training Organisation (PaMPITO), we would like to inform you of planned changes to the future structure of ...
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Christchurch Rebuild Paint Tender Suppliers Chosen

Congratulations to the following suppliers for being chosen to supply paint to the Earthquake Commission and Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited for the rebuild of ...
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Proficiency Testing

The NZPMA Proficiency Testing programme has been designed to provide a platform for comparative testing amongst NZPMA member companies. The tests are carried out twice yearly, ...
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Understanding and Reporting Early Fire Hazard Indicies

Understanding and Reporting Early Fire Hazard Indicies

This information relates to the old Fire Ratings. As of July 2012 we are working on updating this information to tie in with the new regulations. Providing Fire Safety ...
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Labelling Guide

Labelling Guide

The following guidelines have been created from typical formulae for products falling within the appropriate generic type. These guidelines have been created as a service to the ...
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Reducing the impact of paint on the environment

Reducing the impact of paint on the environment

More than six litres of household paint is sold for each and every person in New Zealand. That’s a lot of paint particularly as much of it is left sitting in paint containers ...
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Tips for the home painter

Tips for the home painter

These DIY Info leaflets from Resene cover anything you ever wanted to know about home painting - What Makes a Good Home?, DIY or Hire a Professional Painter?, Hiring a ...
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Altex signs long term license with Carboline

Altex Coatings Ltd founded in 1954 (The Protective and Marine Coatings business of Resene Paints Ltd) has signed a long term technology license with Carboline of USA. The ...
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