How Does Proactive Government Relations Benefit Members?
In 2008, the federal government declared Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) as “CEPA toxic,” which meant it could be banned or its uses severely restricted. It has important uses as a paint and adhesives additive as well as a widely used resin barrier in food packaging thereby impacting a range of valuable product lines.
CPCA aligned with other sectors and their member companies in a coalition and reversed the “CEPA toxic” designation of VAM based on sound science with effective advocacy.
Sector compliance savings were conservatively estimated to be a minimum of $30 million in Canada and $270 million across North America. This was the first time the federal government reversed such a decision, all based on sound science and the weight of evidence brought to their attention by CPCA. Members were pleased.
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CPCA member companies reap the rewards of our ongoing international efforts as a member of the International Paint and Printing Ink Council focused on supporting strong national and international brands.