Our Consortia Clients

Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature (AChN)

AChN brings together companies and organizations engaged in the manufacture and/or use of fractionated chemical substances or other unknown, variable, complex, or biological substances, or otherwise have a vested interest in the commercial availability and regulatory classification under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) of such substances. AChN ensures its members' rights are adequately represented before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding consequences of evolving re-interpretations on nomenclature conventions under TSCA that have commercial and enforcement consequences on AChN member companies. Click here to request additional information.

Aseptic and Antimicrobial Processing and Packaging Association (AAPPA)

AAPPA includes food and beverage producers, processors, packaging suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and other stakeholders to address communication, training, and safety education needs specific to aseptic and antimicrobial processing and packaging, and to serve as the voice for the industry. AAPPA focuses on strategies to enhance worker safety education and training needs. AAPPA will also engage in state, federal, and international regulatory developments impacting the food and beverage industry, advocate for sound scientific research on which to base safety standards and thresholds, and lead efforts in the development of best practices for worker protection, spill clean-up, and other safety areas. Membership in AAPPA is open to meat processing and food and beverage companies that use aseptic and intervention chemicals within their facilities, as well as suppliers of chemicals, equipment, and instrumentation specific for aseptic and antimicrobial processing and packaging. Click here to request additional information.

Biobased And Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®)

BRAG provides a platform for organizations engaged in biobased chemistries to identify regulatory barriers for their unique products and to work collectively to address them.  BRAG tackles regulatory hindrances related to commercialization of biobased products and works to improve public awareness of the benefits of these products. Membership in BRAG is open to companies and trade associations engaged in the development of biobased or renewable chemical products. Click here to request additional information.

California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN)

CalNIN members include nanoscale material manufacturers, representatives from government and academia, and other stakeholders. We convene workshops bringing together business, regulatory, academic, and capital interests, and provide regular updates on law, policy, and regulatory initiatives that could potentially impact the development or use of nanomaterials in California. CalNIN is not currently active, however, it remains in place to respond quickly and efficiently to emerging issues and advocacy challenges. Click here to request additional information, or to be added to the mailing list.

Carbon Disulfide (CS2) Coalition

The CS2 Coalition consists of North American producers and users of CS2 that are committed to fostering the safe handling and use of carbon disulfide.  The Coalition interacts with domestic and/or foreign regulatory agencies and authoritative bodies regarding health, safety, and environmental issues concerning carbon disulfide. Click here to request additional information.

Epoxy Users and Stakeholders Alliance (EUSA)

EUSA is a coalition of epoxy manufacturers and users, focused on promoting the benefits and value of epoxy in key commercial applications through coordinated advocacy and communication efforts. EUSA implements communication strategies targeting downstream user and government groups to educate those stakeholders on the importance, safety, and efficacy of durable applications of epoxy resins. Membership in EUSA is open to companies that manufacture or use epoxy resin coatings. Click here to request additional information.

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Association, Inc. (EOSA)

EOSA is a non-profit organization whose members include medical device manufacturers, sterilization consultants, laboratories, contract sterilizers, and equipment manufacturers with a common interest in promoting the use of ethylene oxide sterilization.  EOSA works to educate industry, regulators, and the public on the uses and benefits of ethylene oxide.  EOSA also works to improve safety standards, foster industry communications, and provide a forum for many subjects related to ethylene oxide sterilization. Membership in EOSA is open to any interested participant in the ethylene oxide sterilization industry. Click here to request additional information.

Ethyleneamines Product Stewardship Discussion Group (EPSDG)

The EPSDG provides a forum for producers of ethylenediamine (EDA), diethylenetriamine (DETA), triethylenetetramine (TETA), tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA), polyethylenepolyamines (higher ethyleneamines), aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA), aminoethylpiperazine (AEP), and piperazine (PIP) to discuss and review product stewardship matters related to these products, in the hope of assisting in the safe use and handling of these chemicals by all who come into contact with them. Click here to request additional information.

EPSDG AEEA Testing Consortium
 
The EPSDG Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) Testing Consortium includes U.S. producers of AEEA, a chemical commonly used in the manufacture of oil additives, fuel additives, chelating agents, fabric softeners, and surfactants, among other uses. Its mission is to address scientific, research, regulatory, and product stewardship issues concerning the health, safety, and environmental aspects of AEEA. Click here to request additional information.
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Coalition

The H2S Coalition focuses on opportunities to improve the safe use and handling of H2S and to advance advocacy positions.   Members monitor and address regulatory, product stewardship, research, and related matters pertinent to hydrogen sulfide uses and manufacturing applications. Membership in the H2S Coalition is open to industry groups that are based in North America and that have an interest in promoting the safe use and handling of H2S. Click here to request additional information.

Industry Consortium for Environmental Measurement of Nanomaterials (ICEMN)

ICEMN was a consortium of industry, academic, and government stakeholders involved with the production, assessment, and use of nanomaterials. ICEMN members worked cooperatively to prepare a series of articles about nanomaterial measurement in water, air, and soil that now serve as a practical guide for state and federal regulatory agencies tasked with measuring engineered nanomaterials in the environment. With this important project completed, ICEMN decided to disband, consistent with B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C.'s (BCCM) management approach of sunsetting consortium when the task at hand is completed. ICEMN could, upon a showing of need, reactivate in the future. If you have questions about ICEMN’s work, please contact Kathleen M. Roberts at kroberts@bc-cm.com.

International Technical Caramel Association (ITCA)

ITCA provides for the stewardship of caramel colors by promoting the development of caramel colors and protecting its production, processing, and use for direct and indirect addition or application to foods, drugs, and other articles of use by humans or animals.  ITCA members conduct studies, engage in or sponsor scientific research, develop and disseminate communications, and provide leadership for the caramel color industry in dealings with all branches of all governments, regulatory bodies, and international food safety bodies. ITCA membership is open to producers of caramel or processors that use caramel as an ingredient, and trade associations interested in furthering the purpose of the Association. Click here to request additional information.

Metam Task Force

The Metam Task Force was formed to develop data to support the continued U.S. registration of metam pesticide products, to respond to regulatory requirements, and to engage in product stewardship efforts. The Task Force actively works on all of these issues. It conducts robust testing programs in connection with these issues, and monitors and responds to regulatory actions.

MITC Task Force

The Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC) Task Force was formed to develop data to support the continued U.S. registration of agricultural fumigant pesticide products that generate MITC. The Task Force conducts robust testing programs for this purpose and monitors and responds to regulatory actions.

MTBE Consortium

The mission of the MTBE Consortium is to address advocacy needs and testing requirements related to methyl tert-butyl ether’s (MTBE) listing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program. We advocate for the use of sound science in EPA’s decision-making related to MTBE testing needs and conduct regulatory testing in a cost- and time-effective manner. Membership in the MTBE Consortium is open to entities that will be directly impacted by the MTBE EDSP test order. Click here to request additional information.

N-Methylpyrrolidone Producers Group, Inc. (NMP Producers Group)

The NMP Producers Group is composed of the domestic manufacturers of N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), and was formed to promote the safe use of NMP and NMP derivatives through research, product stewardship, and outreach efforts within the framework of responsible chemical management. Membership in the NMP Producers Group is open to U.S. producers of NMP. Click here to request additional information.

North American Metal Packaging Alliance, Inc. (NAMPA)

NAMPA is a not-for-profit trade association committed to protecting health through the safety of metal packaging and metal packaged foods.  Its members represent various areas of the value chain, including can manufacturers, coating companies, raw material suppliers and end users. Membership in NAMPA is open to raw material producers and suppliers, resin formulators, metal packaging manufacturers and converters, coatings manufacturers and suppliers, food processors and beverage manufacturers, retailers of foods and beverages, and other allied associations in North America. Click here to request additional information.

North American Metals Council (NAMC)

NAMC is an unincorporated not-for-profit group of metals-producing and metals-using associations and companies that focus on a broad range of science and policy issues that affect metals in a generic way. Membership in NAMC is open to all companies that are either producers or users of metals and minerals and to associations that represent such companies. Click here to request additional information.

NAMC - The Selenium Workgroup
 
The Selenium Workgroup is engaged in technical research on issues pertaining to selenium. Activities include funding independent research into ecological assessment, development of water quality tissue-based benchmarks, development of effects thresholds, identification of appropriate analytical methods, and management and treatment options for selenium where necessary.
Styrene and EB EDSP Testing Group

The mission of the Styrene and Ethylbenzene (EB) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Testing Group is to address advocacy needs and testing requirements related to the inclusion of styrene and EB on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) EDSP list of chemicals. We advocate for the use of sound science in EPA’s decision-making related to styrene and EB testing needs and conduct regulatory testing requirements in a cost- and time-effective manner. Membership in the Styrene and EB EDSP Testing Group is open to U.S. manufacturers, importers, or other organizations that will be directly impacted by the EPA EDSP test order. Click here to request additional information.

Tetrahydrofuran Task Force

The Tetrahydrofuran Task Force represents U.S. manufacturers and users of tetrahydrofuran (THF).  Its mission is to address scientific, regulatory, and product stewardship issues concerning the health, safety, or environmental aspects of THF or products using THF. Membership in the THF Task Force is open to producers and importers of THF and any interested participant in the THF industry. Click here to request additional information.

Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council

The Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council is composed of the manufacturers of titanium dioxide within the U.S., and was formed to promote the safe use of titanium dioxide through research, product stewardship, advocacy, and outreach efforts within the framework of responsible chemical management.  As an organization, the Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council sponsors research to advance scientific understanding of health and environmental safety of products; communicates findings of research and regulatory issues to industry, academia, government, and media; and advocates for science-based public policy. Membership in the Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council is open to U.S. manufacturers of titanium dioxide pigment. Click here to request additional information.

Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council Nanoscale Work Group

The Nanoscale Titanium Dioxide Work Group of the Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council promotes the safe and responsible development, use, and management of applied nanotechnology in the context of titanium dioxide processes and products.  The Work Group advocates for science-based public policy with reference to state-of-the-art research. Membership in the Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council Nanoscale Work Group is open to U.S. manufacturers of nanoscale titanium dioxide. Click here to request additional information.


 
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