The regulatory landscape for novel polymers

Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

ISSN: 2169-0022

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The regulatory landscape for novel polymers

International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers & Bioplastics

August 10-12, 2015 San Francisco, USA

Richard E Engler

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Material Sci Eng

Abstract :

Most people know that pharmaceuticals, food contact materials, and pesticides require pre-market testing and regulatory review.
As a result, entrepreneurs know to incorporate the time and expense related to regulatory review in their business plans. Few
people know the regulatory requirements for cosmetic and personal care ingredients, and fewer still know the requirements for other
uses, most of which are regulated by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This talk will give an overview of the regulatory
landscape for polymers and take a more detailed look at TSCA and how it applies to polymer feed stocks, catalysts, monomers, and

Biography :

Richard E Engler is a Senior Policy Advisor with B&C and The Acta Group. Previously, he worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 17 years,
where he was a staff scientist in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. At EPA, he reviewed numerous chemicals under TSCA, led the Green Chemistry
Program, including the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge, and worked on many other projects, including the Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators, and
Trash-Free Waters. Prior to joining EPA, he taught organic chemistry at the University of San Diego. He holds a PhD in physical organic chemistry from UC San

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