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2011-04-11 08:37:00

iGPS makes unexplained changes to published chemical amounts - numbers relevant in lawsuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the ongoing public policy debate on the use of the controversial flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) has chosen to quietly lower the amount of that chemical - not in its millions of pallets, but in its data chart. Doing so in the midst of a lawsuit based on numbers iGPS has promoted...

2010-12-08 10:25:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A study conducted by the University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health showed high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in butter samples purchased from five grocery stores in the city of Dallas. Investigators suggest the incident represents the worst documented case of PBDE contamination in food ever reported in the U.S. The leading company supplying plastic pallets to companies transporting and storing...

2010-03-23 09:31:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 18-months of complaints, drug recalls and a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration for its "Failure to thoroughly investigate," McNeil Consumer Healthcare has proposed remediation measures that will do nothing to avert future contamination. "Early on McNeil's stated theory for the contamination was taint from chemically-treated wood," said Bruce Scholnick, president and CEO of the National Wooden Pallet and...

2009-04-14 09:36:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When plastic pallets were first introduced to the market, they created a fire hazard which led insurance companies and fire regulators to require a two-class upgrade for warehouse sprinkler systems in plants using plastic pallets. Some plastic pallet manufacturers have added the chemical fire retardant deca-bromine to the petroleum-based polymer pallets. According to a lifecycle analysis by Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) who...

2009-03-03 12:37:00

Massive Costs to Warehouse Industries ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to radically alter existing compliance standards for pallets would cost billions of dollars to already struggling industries, and will not improve safety. The move, being fast-tracked by NASFM, would have significant negative consequences for all companies that use or receive pallets including product manufacturers, agriculture,...