CPMA Launches Sustainable, Innovation Committee

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2024

In an effort to advocate for sustainable solutions in the pigment industry, the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association has recently launched a Sustainability and Innovation Committee.

The initiative was announced at the Association’s spring Board meeting, held at the 2024 American Coatings Show last month.

CPMA Board Chair Aaron Hollman reportedly discussed the importance of sustainability to the color pigments industry and the Association’s critical role in providing a forum to promote and advance sustainable color solutions for the future.

The initiative is aimed at working with the color pigments value chain and advocating for sustainable solutions that incorporate color as a key component in a wide range of applications, such as printing inks, packaging, plastics, paints and coatings, building materials, cosmetics and personal care products.

“We are excited to launch this new committee, which reflects CPMA's commitment to sustainability and innovation in the color industry. The CPMA Sustainability and Innovation Committee will advance our strategic initiative to promote sustainability principles, innovation and solutions in North America,” said Hollman.

“We look forward to working with our members and value chain partners to achieve our vision of a colorful and sustainable world.”

Thomas Farrell, Vice President Sustainability at Penn Color, Inc., will reportedly Chair the committee, alongside Vice Chair Nikola Juhasz, Ph.D, Global Technical Director, Sustainability at Sun Chemical Corporation.

Additionally, the committee has established its 2024 goals and objectives based on current trends, regulatory challenges and opportunities.

As a result, it has also developed a roadmap to inform and engage with key stakeholders in the value chain, including raw materials suppliers, pigments manufacturers, processors and converters, plastic masterbatch companies, brand owners, recyclers and other partners.

“I am honored to chair the CPMA Sustainability and Innovation Committee and look forward to engaging in productive dialogues with our members and value chain partners, from the raw material suppliers to the brand owners, converters and recyclers,” said Farrell.

“We have a great opportunity to work together to foster innovation and advance sustainable color solutions that enable future generations to enhance their lives with color.”

"I am delighted to serve as vice chair of the committee and look forward to helping advance critical sustainability initiatives that serve our industry, customers and markets, and the society and environment around us,” said Juhasz.

“In the context of a rapidly evolving legislative and regulatory landscape, it is important to understand the pressures and requirements that will affect the various color markets, to educate the value chain about the challenges and opportunities that we face as an industry, and to tackle these step by step.”

CPMA adds that it is planning to hold an industry sustainability forum later this year as part of the initiative.


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