March 2015 Printing Ink Producer Price Index Data

ppiThe 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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2015 NAPIM Annual Convention – Presentation Downloads

The pnapim100-757px-bannerresentations made at the 2015 Annual Convention are now available for download in the NAPIM members’ area.

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2015 NAPIM/NPIRI Summer Course – Registration Now Open

The 2015 NPIRI/NAPIM Summer Course is scheduled for July 12 -17, 2015 at Fox Valley Technical Conference in Appleton, WI. We anticipate strong interest in this year’s course – Get your registration in as early as possible. Complete information is available on the the 2015 Summer Course page on the NAPIM website: http://www.napim.org/2015summercourse

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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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