Richard Song Wins CSPA’s 2009 Glauberman Scholarship
RICHARD SONG of Plano, TX received the 2009 Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Murray
Glauberman Memorial Scholarship Award. The four-year, $2,000 per year scholarship was created in honor of
the late Murray Glauberman, 1986 chairman of
CSPA’s board of directors. The scholarship is presented
annually to a high school senior demonstrating outstanding academic achievement and leadership qualities and whose parent is employed full time by a CSPA
member company. Richard is the son of Max Song and
Min Xie, an employee of Central Life Sciences,
Richard, who attended Shepton High School,
received a combined SAT score of 2370, including a
perfect 800 in math. He will attend Rice University
and plans to study math and economics.
CSPA chairman Frank Jusich (left) and Paul Hiznay
(right) congratulate Richard Song for earning the
Consumer Product Safety Commission
to assess the risk to the public from
exposure to air fresheners. Throughout
the process, CSPA met several times
with EPA and the NGOs to try to reach
a resolution. Ultimately, the EPA sided
with industry and denied the petition-
ers’ request for more regulation of the
air freshener industry.
In other important areas such as
reform of the Toxic Substances Control
Act (TSCA), CSPA is working with
NGOs to let them know what the association is and what it stands for. The
U.S. Aerosol Fillings Exceed 3. 6 Billion in 2008
THE 58 TH ANNUAL Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey has revealed 2008 as the fifth
highest year for U.S. aerosol production, with North America maintaining a 33% market share of global aerosol production. Personal care
and household products rank as the two strongest product categories.
“Despite the economic crisis, our survey results suggest consumer
demand for aerosol products remains strong,” said CSPA president Chris
The survey, which reports the unit volume of aerosols filled and
shipped for domestic use in 2008, as well as estimates for Canadian and
Mexican production, has served for more than half a century as the primary index of the business strength of the aerosol products industry. It
was fitting that the survey was released at CSPA’s Mid-Year Meeting in
Illinois, the aerosol capitol of the U.S. Illinois produces 35% of all aerosol
products made in the U.S.
The survey estimates overall unit production of 3.643 billion aerosols
in the U.S. in 2008. This represents a 0.3% decrease from 2007, which
was the third highest year for production at 3.655 billion units. 2005 was
the highest year with 3.738 billion units produced. CSPA estimates total
North American aerosol production in 2008 was 4.072 billion units, representing a 0.8% decline from 2007.
plan seems to be working, as some
environmental groups are eager to
work with CSPA.
“We have environmental groups who
say that it’s important for CSPA to be
involved,” noted Mr. Cathcart.
To help reform the 30-year-old TSCA
document, CSPA is also working with
the Soap and Detergent Association
(SDA) and the Grocery Manufacturers
Similarly, CSPA, SDA and the
Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) have develop an ingredient communication initiative as a way to provide consumers
with information about the ingredients
used in four major categories: air care,
automotive care, cleaning, and polishes
and floor maintenance products. Now,
the associations have asked the Sierra
Club to get on board with the program,
which creates a uniform system for
providing ingredient information to
consumers in a meaningful and easy-to-understand way.
“There’s been a sea change in how
business is regulated. The role we play
and the NGOs play has shifted dramatically,” explained Mr. Cathcart.
“Compromise and relationship building
is the key.”
For more on the CSPA mid-year meeting, visit www.Happi.com.