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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Jack Gallagher – Shamrock Technologies Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we report that our friend Jack Gallagher of Shamrock Technologies has passed away.

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Age 71 Millstone

Jack Gallagher, 71, of Millstone, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  Born in Bayonne he previously resided in Michigan and Indiana.   Jack was a graduate of Bayonne High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy.   In 1964 he joined NL Chemicals, Baker Castor Oil Division.  Jack held various sales management positions in Chicago and Detroit before relocating to NJ with Rheox, now Elementis Specialties, before becoming VP of International Sales for Shamrock Technologies.

Jack was predeceased by his brother, Robert.  Surviving are fiancée, Debbie Young; son, Tim; daughter, Elizabeth (Mike) Berry; grandchildren, Emma, Sean, Jack, Madeleine and Reese; brothers, Thomas (fiancée Joan Nowicky) and Lawrence (Irene); numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, at Freeman Funeral Home, 47 East Main Street, Freehold.  Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m., Monday, St. Joseph Parish Church, Millstone.  Private interment.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Goodwill Rescue Mission, Newark/ grmnewark.org. Visit www.freemanfuneralhomes.com for directions, condolences.

 

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Sept 2014 Printing Ink Import Export Data

tradeDetailed  printing ink foreign trade data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division for September 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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September 2014 Plastics Substrates Market Data

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

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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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