The 2014 NPIRI Summer Course at Fox Valley Technical College concluded another successful year on Friday afternoon July 18th. Attendance at this year’s course showed a dramatic increase over the last few years with 53 registrations. The Summer Course continues its trend of generating global interest with attendees from Portugal, Malaysia and China.
Next year’s course will be held again at Fox Valley Technical College July 13-18, 2015. Please contact George Fuchs at the NAPIM office if you have any questions.
The California South Coast Air Quality Management District was contacted to clarify the applicability of the Rule 1130 Prohibition of Storage c(4) requirements to ink manufacturers. Please visit the Rule 1130 page in NAPIM Members’ area for more information
Flint Group’s first external sustainability report is now available.
Printing ink import and export data for May 2014 is now available in the Market/Business area of the NAPIM Member Resources website.
The May 2014 plastic substrate is now available on the Business/Marketing page NAPIM Member Resources website.
The European Chemicals Agency has added the following substances to the SVHC list:
- cadmium chloride CAS: 10108-64-21,
- 2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear CAS: 68515-50-4
- Sodium peroxometaborate CAS: 7632-04-4
- Sodium perborate; perboric acid, sodium salt EC: 239-172-9; 234-390-0
Detailed printing ink foreign trade data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division for April 2014 is now available in the Business/Market page in members area of the NAPIM Member Resources website. The information provided shows year on year comparisons of both import and export data for all types of printing inks.
On June 11, 2014 NAPIM attended OSHA’s public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 27th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held July 2 to 4, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) Coordinating Group, plans to consider the comments and information gathered at this public meeting when developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting.
OSHA continues to consider options for adoption and inclusion in the HazCom standard for increased consistency/coordination with the GHS. Topics/working papers under consideration by OSHA can be viewed here.
The agenda and topics included changes to testing/classification of combustible dust and pyrophoric gases and labelling of small packages.
In addition, OSHA is continuing to work with Canadian health and safety officials through a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate WHMIS/GHS integration with OSHA HazCom.
A new safety training video for three roll mill operation is now available for sale from NAPIM. This safety training video was produced by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ Health and Safety Committee. It was developed following the requirements of ANSI Standard B65/NAPIM 177.1 Safe Operation – Printing Ink Three Roll Mills.
Ordering information is available on the 2014 Three Roll Mill Safety Video page on the NAPIM Resources website.
Please contact George Fuchs if you have any questions.
2014 NPIRI Technical Conference October 7-9, Lincolnshire, IL
Call for Presentations
The National Printing Ink Research Institute Technical Conference is the preeminent venue for technical training, information exchange and professional networking in the graphic arts disciplines. The NPIRI Technical Conference offers a wide variety of educational and networking opportunities in an informal, relaxed environment. Topics suggested for the 2014 technical program are as follows (Abstracts on other topics are welcome):
• GHS/Regulatory Compliance
• Conductive Inks
• Packaging Ink & Coatings
• Commercial Inks & Coatings
• Other: Adhesion, Curing Technology, Best Manufacturing Practices/Technologies, Color Consistency & Measurements, Testing and Standards
Authors interested in presenting a paper should email their abstract to napim@NAPIM.org Title, abstract, and author’s name must be submitted by July 11, 2014. If you have any questions please contact Ben Hopper NAPIM Member Services.
Posted By George Fuchs