Will Sustainability Initiatives Impact Global Supply Chains?

The Pigments & Colour Science Forum was held on October 11-12, in Cleveland, Ohio and featured presentations about sustainability, recycling, circular economy, and global regulations influencing sustainability. Presentations also highlighted EU regulatory initiatives, including proposed restrictions on TiO2 and Carbon Black, both considered vital raw materials for the color pigments industry value chain.

As part of the forum, CPMA Executive Director Dave Wawer participated in a panel discussion entitled “Concerns on Sustainability and Sourcing,” also featuring representatives from PPG, Ampacet, and the EU Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association. Lisa Clapp, Vice President of Colors Technology for Sun Chemical Corporation, moderated the panel which focused on industry sustainability trends and practices for color pigments, paints & coatings, and plastics masterbatch sectors. The panel described global regulatory influencers impacting industry sustainability programs. Key regulatory drivers include the EU Green Deal, EU TiO2 restrictions, Extended Producer Responsibility legislation (USA), plastics recycling and plastics ban proposals (Canada, EU, USA), and PFAS restrictions (EU, Canada, USA).

To learn about CPMA's industry sustainability initiative and other programs, contact cpma@cpma.com.

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