State of Washington – PCB’s in Colorants/Inks

December 2014 Washington State legislation would provide Department of Ecology (DOE) with legal authority to conduct alternatives assessments for PCB’s in pigments used for printing inks and architectural coatings.    Read more about this in the NAPIM members’ area

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January 2015 Producer Price Index from BLS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index information for printing inks is now posted in the members area of the NAPIM website.

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Full Year 2014 Plastic Substrates Now Available

The full year 2014 plastic substrate (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP) is now available on the Business/Marketing page NAPIM Member Resources website.

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Printing Ink Import and Export Data

tradeThe full year 2014 printing trade data (import/export) is now available in the Member’s area of the NAPIM Website.

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Avoiding HazCom GHS Paralysis…. A Roadmap to a Successful Program Webinar

There will be a two-part webinar on compliance with HazCom/GHS requirements on March 10 and 12.   This webinar will provide:

  1. status on OSHA’s compliance enforcement position relative to the June 1, 2015 deadline for SDS and GHS labeling;
  2. options for  developing a successful, compliant program with incomplete supplier information

This webinar evolved on the basis of numerous questions and concerns from downstream users/processors of chemical compounds who rely upon supplier hazard classification information to develop GHS compliant labels and SDS’s. Confusion has arisen because base chemical producers (i.e. raw material suppliers) and downstream users (e.g. ink and coatings manufacturers) are on identical compliance schedules.   These webinars will outline  options for developing  appropriate programs under the current situation.

You can register  for these webinars here.

The outline for these webinars was developed with assistance from RadTech and SGIA. 

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US Chemical Safety Board Report on October 2012 Ink Plant Fire

On January 15th, 2015 the US Chemical Safety Board released its report on the October 2012 fire at the US Ink plant in Rutherford, NJ.    Following is the link to the US CSB’s report.   Please contact me if you have any questions.

http://www.csb.gov/csb-names-poor-design-and-failure-to-test-dust-collection-system-among-causes-of-us-ink-new-jersey-flash-fire-that-burned-seven-workers-in-2012-osha-again-urged-to-issue-new-combustible-dust-regulations-

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November 2014 Plastic Substrates Market Data Released

The November 2014 plastic substrate (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP) is now available on the Business/Marketing page NAPIM Member Resources website.

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European Chemical Safety Agency (ECHA) Adds SVHC’s December 17,2014

December 17, 2014 – ECHA has added six new SVHCs to the Candidate List, based on the agreement of the Member State Committee and updated an existing entry to address an additional reason for inclusion. Read more in the members area of the NAPIM website.

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October 2014 Printing Ink Import/Export

The October 2014 printing ink import/export data is now available in the Foreign Trade area member’s area of the NAPIM website.

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October 2014 Films Market Data Released – NAPIM Members Site

The October 2014 plastic substrate (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, PP) is now available on the Business/Marketing page NAPIM Member Resources website.

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