Ceramic Decorating

CERAMIC DECORATING: TRI Burden Reduction

April 1, 2007
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final burden reduction rule in December 2006 that enables Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) filers to use the simplified Form A (instead of the more complicated Form R) to report annual usage of lead and lead compounds in certain instances. This modest paperwork reduction effort has been targeted by some environmental groups, and legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that would reverse the EPA rule.
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CERAMIC DECORATING: Toxics in Packaging Compliance

February 1, 2007
The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) sent letters in mid-2006 to six beverage distributors asking them to confirm compliance with the group's model packaging law that bans the intentional addition of four metals, including lead and cadmium, to packaging.

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CERAMIC DECORATING: Proposition 65 and Refillable Bottles

November 1, 2006
Although there is no official state warning threshold for non-food contact surfaces of glass and ceramicware, Proposition 65 warnings are an option for companies that want to establish a defense against allegations that ware exposes consumers in California to lead or cadmium.
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CERAMIC DECORATING: Decorators Must Work Smarter

February 28, 2003
Decorators must continue to capitalize on new design trends while maximizing their businesses around core products to survive.
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Ceramic Decorating: Glass Container Decorators Focus on Innovation

July 1, 2002
To achieve innovative container designs, companies are increasingly using custom bottle designs, embossing, precious metals, organic sprays, color-change inks and other decorative applications.
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Ceramic Decorating: Decorators Project Modest Sales Increases in 2002

May 1, 2002
SGCD's 2001 decorating survey indicated that decorators faced economic problems that were similar to those faced by other manufacturing concerns nationwide.
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Ceramic Decorating: Decorators Help Americans Express Patriotism

February 1, 2002
In the midst of the recent national patriotic outpouring, many decorators have noticed a related surge in orders for glass and ceramicware that features the American flag, an eagle, the pledge of allegiance, patriotic slogans or similar patterns.
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Ceramic Decorating: Collectible Decorators Generate Sales in a Tight Market

September 1, 2001
The collectible market remains important to many glass and ceramic decorators even though overall economic conditions have increased competitive pressures.
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Ceramic Decorating: EPA's New Lead Rules Challenged

April 1, 2001
In a hasty action based on inadequate research, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its revised Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) rule for lead (Pb) on January 17, 2001.
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Ceramic Decorating: Product Testing Of Tableware

February 1, 2001
Quality assurance is of critical importance to glass and ceramic manufacturers and decorators. Fortunately, many standard test procedures are available to insure that ware will meet safety and performance standards.
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