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Patent Advice - How to Get a Patent for Your Invention

December 1, 1998  | Article

The patent process may be cumbersome, but it protects an invention and paves the way for compensation for your hard work.

Keywords: nail tech inventions   patents  

States Begin to Tackle MMA

September 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: MMA  

Do Hormones Cause Artificial Nails to Lift?

September 1, 1998  | Article

Though doctors cite a lack of scientific evidence that hormones influence product lifting, some nail technicians say their clients’ experiences provide all the proof they need.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   effect of menopause on nails   effects of medications on nails   eponychium  

New MMA Testing Kit Available

August 1, 1998  | Article

OPI makes it easier to find out whether your acrylics contain MMA with a salon kit.

Keywords: MMA   opi products  

Just My Opinion: You Don’t Need MMA to Run Your Business

May 1, 1998  | Article

We may spend a lot of time working on our anti-MMA crusade, we also need to stay focused on being the best we can be, and providing the best possible service to our clients.

Salon Owners Take Aim Against MMA Use

February 1, 1998  | Article

Fed up with nails damaged by the use of MMA, 40 salon owners launch a grassroots campaign to educate consumers.

Keywords: MMA   Renee Borowy  

NIOSH Studies EMA

November 1, 1997  | Article

Artificial nail products are composed of various chemicals. The main ingredient for most artificial nail products is ethyl methacrylate (KMA). In 1974 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned a similar chemical, methyl methacrylate (MMA), for use in nail products because of its harmful effects during application. Despite the FDA ban, MMA is still found in trace amounts in some products.

Keywords: chemical safety   ventilation   work-related injuries  

Product Shelf Life, Storage, and Disposal

September 1, 1997  | Article

Make most of your product investment by knowing how long product last, how to store them for optimum freshness and safety, and how to dispose of them when necessary.

Keywords: product disposal   product storage  

The MMA Controversy

September 1, 1997  | Article

The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.

Keywords: chemical safety   Doug Schoon   MMA   Nail Manufacturers Council   Vietnamese salon industry  

Gel Formation

September 1, 1997  | Article

Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   ingredients  

Cease Fire Between Two Fast Dry Top Coat Makers

August 1, 1997  | Article

Seche and Poshe settle their legal dispute. 

Keywords: lawsuits   Poshe   Seche   Seche Vite   trademarks  

Inside A UV Light

August 1, 1997  | Article

Thanks to technology old heavy UV lamps have given way to today's sleek and quick models. Their production is subjected to rigorous quality control.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   UV lights  

How Nail Art Products Are Made

May 1, 1997  | Article

How much can there be to manufacturing a tiny nail decal or a thin sliver of striping tape? Take a look—you’ll be surprised.

Keywords: how products are made   nail art   nail art supplies  

Alpha Hydroxy Acids Can Save Time In Cuticle Care Services

July 1, 1995  | Article

Alpha hydroxy acids are in all kinds of skin care products, but what can they do for nail care? NAILS found out.

Keywords: cuticle treatments  

Rumors of the Demise of Acrylic Are Greatly Exaggerated

July 1, 1995  | Article

There may be some confusion between ethyl methacrylate (a monomer used widely in acrylic systems today) and methyl methacrylate (a monomer formerly used in acrylic systems but banned for use today).

Keywords: acrylics   EMA   MMA   product safety  

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