2014 NPIRI Technical Conference Finishes in Lincolnshire, IL

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The 2014 NPIRI Technical Conference completed another successful year at the Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire, IL.  This year’s conference attracted over 150 attendees for the Tabletop displays, Supplier Spotlights, Short Courses, Technical presentations and Awards Banquet.

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Alan Kalmikoff (AIK Consulting) and John Copeland (Toyo)

Alan Kalmikoff of AIK Consulting was awarded the 2014 TAM Service Award.   Alan has worked in the ink industry for more than 40 years and has served NAPIM in a wide range of activities for many years. He currently serves as a Director-At-Large for NAPIM’s Executive Committee, a post he has held since 2009. He is also a member of NAPIM’s TAM Steering Committee. He is a 17-year veteran of NAPIM’s Management Committee, which is responsible for the State of the lndustry Report, and he has presented the annual report at numerous NAPIM Conventions. Additionally, he has been a  moderator at NAPIM and NPIRI Conferences.

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Lisa Fine (Joules Angstrom), Kevin Kingman (Flint Group), John Copeland (Toyo)

Kevin Kingman of Flint Group was award this year’s NPIRI Technical Acheivement Award.  Kevin has been involved in the development and implementation of some of the ink industries most technologically advanced products for HS, News and Flexo inks.

He has been instrumental in exporting North American ink technology globally, including formulation techniques, test methodology and best practices in manufacturing, as well as supporting the technical service personnel in these areas.  He has worked with suppliers to improve their products and eliminate potentially harmful materials.

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Thomas Mawby (Flint Group) and Gene Cassidy of Lawter, Inc

Thomas Mawby of Flint Group was awarded the 2014 NPIRI Lecture Series award for his paper on UV ink technology.  Tom presented his paper entitle “UV LED – Shedding New Light on an Old Subject”  in the Opening Session of this year’s Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisa Fine (Joules Angstrom), Jerry Napiecek (ColorCon, NoTox Products), Dan DeLegge (Ink Solutions)

This year marked the end of Lisa Fine’s term as NPIRI president.    Lisa Fine of Joules Angstrom has served as NPIRI president for the last three years.   NPIRI greatly appreciates her strong leadership as NPIRI’s president.   Jerry Napiecek (ColorCon, NoTox Products) will succeed Lisa as NPIRI president and Dan DeLegge of Ink Solutions will serve as NPIRI vice president.

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August 2014 Printing Ink Import Export Data

tradeDetailed  printing ink foreign trade data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division for August 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.

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August 2014 Films Market Data Released – NAPIM Members Site

The August 2014 plastic substrate is now available on the Business/Marketing page NAPIM Member Resources website.

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2014 OSHA Illness/Injury Reporting Changes

reportingOSHA issued a Final Rule on September 11, 2014 modifying the requirements for reporting illnesses and injuries in 29 CFR §1904.39.   Please visit the member’s area of the NAPIM website for details.

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July 2014 Films Market Data Released – NAPIM Members Site

The July 2014 plastic substrate is now available on the Business/Marketing page NAPIM Member Resources website.

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July 2014 Import/Export Data – NAPIM Members Site

Detailtradeed printing ink foreign trade data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division for July 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.

 

 

 

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Solvent Contaminated Wipes – State Adoption Update

The Solvent-Contaminated Wipes final rule conditionally excludes wipes that are contaminated with solvents from certain hazardous waste requirements. Specifically, the rule modifies regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for solvent-contaminated wipes that are cleaned and reused at industrial laundries or dry cleaners and for wipes sent for disposal to a municipal solid waste landfill or a solid waste combustor.

This page in the  NAPIM member’s area shows the states where the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes final rule is in effect.

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June 2014 Printing Ink Foreign Trade Data

tradeDetailed 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.

 

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June 2014 Films Data Released

The June 2014 plastic substrate is now available on the Business/Marketing page NAPIM Member Resources website.

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2014 NPIRI Summer Course Attendance Increases

CroppedThe 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.

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