Author Archives: George Fuchs

Mark your calendars for the 2019 NPIRI Technical Conference.  This conference is the only educational event that focuses on the market, technical, regulatory and new technology issues for the printing ink and printing industries.   You won’t want to miss this … Continue reading

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NPIRI Reviews ASTM Ink Industry Test Methods

Currently the National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) is revisiting the printing ink industry involvement in the American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM) test methods under sub-committees D01.37 – Printing Ink Vehicles and  D01.56 Printing Inks. A listing of … Continue reading

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Chinese Tariffs – 2019

NAPIM is collecting information from its membership to determine potential impacts of Chinese tariffs on the List 3 materials.   Visit the tariffs page on the NAPIM members website for more information.

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 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will not publish illness/injury data for the printing ink industry for 2017 and 2018. Visit the OSHA Reporting page on the NAPIM members’ website for more information.

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2019 NPIRI Summer Course July 14-19

Attend this unique, one week-long course and gain the solid understanding you need to do you need to succeed in your career.  Designed to appeal to both technical (formulators, in-plants, chemists,) and non-technical (sales, support personnel, anyone new to the … Continue reading

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2019 Technical Conference Planning Meeting/ Food Packaging Safety Meeting – Atlanta, GA Feb 12 and 13, 2019

The planning meeting for the 2019 Technical Conference and the  Food Packaging Safety Meeting will take place at the Home 2 Hilton Suites in Norcross, GA. on February 12 and 13, 2019.   Please contact George Fuchs at the NAPIM office if you … Continue reading

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2018 Chinese Tariffs

The  tariffs on  printing  ink raw materials  are having  an upward impact on the costs of printing  ink  input materials.  There is a tariff exclusion procedure available through the Office of the U.S. Trade representative.   Read more on the tariff … Continue reading

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Art Franke Passes Away

It is with great sadness that  we report that long time ink industry stalwart Art Franke (10/26/1928 – 7/25/2018) has passed away. Arthur G. Franke joined Acme Printing Ink Company, in Chicago in 1948.  He started work for Acme Chicago … Continue reading

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Health Hazard Reclassifications

There is continuing and increasing scrutiny of the health and safety hazards associated with chemical exposures.  This scrutiny, much of which at present is the result of the European Union’s REACh (and Classification and Labeling – CLP regulations) which continuously … Continue reading

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FDA Clarifies Foreign Supplier Verification Enforcement

January 2018 The  Food and  Drug Administration has issued enforcement guidance related to the Foreign Supplier Verification requirements (for food contact materials) of the Food Safety Modernization Act.   Please visit the Food Packaging Safety page on the  NAPIM members’ website.

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