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Upcoming Exponent Webinar: The Role of Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Inks In Different Fields of Litigation (February 25, 2009)


February 11, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
10:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM EST
There is no cost to attend this webinar

Almost all commercial items, from office products and household commodities, to furniture, aircraft, motor vehicles, computers, ships, high rise buildings, bridges, laboratory and medical instruments, pavements, BBQ grills, storage tanks in chemical plants, etc., receive decorative and protective coating systems. Most liquid paints contain organic solvents so may result in personal injury to workers or harm to the environment if used improperly. Powder coatings are safer, but they too are not immune to problems that can lead to lawsuits. Consequently, products liability, personal injury, toxic tort, construction and environmental issues need to be considered by manufacturers, suppliers, and users.

In this 60-minute webinar, we will briefly introduce the topic of liquid and powder coating technologies and then cover a wide range of common scenarios that may result in litigation.

Also to be addressed are the new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Beginning February 10, 2009 children’s products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 ppm total lead (including their surface paints and coatings) even if they were manufactured before this date. Other products affected include furniture and paints sold in cans and containers.

Those who attend will appreciate how the presentation overlaps with other topics, such as product liability, patent infringement, fires and explosions, personal injury (including slip and fall), health and safety, air, water and soil pollution, hazardous waste, and regulatory violations. Although adhesives and printing inks are not specifically covered in this course, they are first cousins to paints and coatings and much of what will be covered applies equally to them.

For more information and to register, click here.