Author Archives: George Fuchs

2020 NAPIM Summer Course Cancelled

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff, NAPIM is announcing the cancellation of the Summer Course scheduled for July 12-17, 2020 at the Sonoco Institute – Clemson University, South Carolina due to coronavirus. Clemson University has moved all … Continue reading

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2020 NAPIM Annual Convention – Cancelled

March 13, 2020 On behalf of the NAPIM Board of Directors and Staff, the decision has been made to cancel NAPIM’s Spring Convention scheduled for April 17-20 in Phoenix, Arizona due to concerns related to coronavirus (COVID-19). This was not … Continue reading

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Packaging “Essential Manufacturing” Designation

The links below show the NAPIM position on the ink industry designation as “Essential Manufacturing” and related information from the US Department of Homeland Security – Cyber Infrastructure Security Administration (CISA) – GUIDANCE ON THE ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE NAPIM … Continue reading

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EU Lists Four(4) new SVHC

Helsinki, 16 January 2020 – ECHA has added three new substances to the Candidate List due to their toxicity to reproduction and a fourth due to a combination of other properties of concern. This latter causes probable serious effects to … Continue reading

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2018 Ink Industry Safety Statistics Continue to Show Improvement

Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) covering work-related illnesses and injuries for the printing ink manufacturing industry (NAICS: 32591) show significant reductions in both total work-related cases and lost workday cases. Read More on the … Continue reading

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EU Classifies Titanium Dioxide as Category 2 Inhalation Carcinogen

On February 18, 2020 the European Union published a delegated regulation classifying titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a category 2 suspected carcinogen by inhalation1. This classification is applicable to facilities handling/processing or selling dry, powder titanium dioxide where there is a … Continue reading

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2020 NAPIM Annual Convention – Cancelled

  February 13, 2020 2020 Spring Convention Sustainability:  Today, Tomorrow and Beyond April 17-20 Wigwam Resort 300 East Wigwam Blvd. Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340       The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers is your go-to source for education … Continue reading

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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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