Category Archives: Regulatory

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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REACh Tonnage Band Transition

The allowable exportation/importation limit to the EU without REACh registration transitions to the 1-100 tpy range as of May 31, 2018.   Companies exporting non-exempt chemicals/mixtures, etc.  into the EU should insure that appropriate registrations have been completed.   If you have … Continue reading

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Raw Materials Data Handbook Vol. 4 Pigments

The  National Printing Ink Research  Institute has partnered with the Color  Pigments Manufacturers Association in updating the Raw Materials  Data  Handbook Volume 4 Pigments  3rd Edition.   This invaluable reference source provides an  unequalled depth of technical data and information on organic … Continue reading

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FDA Clarifies BPA Safety

On February 23, 2018 FDA issued a statement clarifying their position on the safe use of BPA.   The full statement is available here: FDA Statement    

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Print vs Digital

Paper Beats Digital For Emotion Source: https://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/paper-vs-digital.htm Direct mail is so last millenium, right? Ultra-efficient digital marketing seems all but certain to supplant actual paper marketing delivered by humans. It might be a little too soon to shut down the … Continue reading

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NAPIM Submits Comments on State Environmental Regulations – 2018

February  2018 NAPIM has submitted comments on two proposed state regulations that have the potential to affect graphic arts operations in the respective states: Washington State House Bill 2658 would restrict/limit the use of perfluorocompounds in packaging applications.   NAPIM commented … Continue reading

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OSHA Removes Volks Rule from CFR

May 3, 2017 –  OSHA revoked the Volks Rule,” which would have amended the recordkeeping regulations in 29 C.F.R. Part 1904 – Read more in the OSHA Reporting section of the NAPIM Members area.

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NAPIM Food Packaging Committee Comments on Cal Lead(Pb) Proposed Rule

State of California – Health and Safety Code (HSC) §110552 Petition Requesting Adoption of Regulations Setting a “Naturally Occurring” Lead Level in Candy Containing Chili and Tamarind.   This proposal seeks to implement a 0.1 ppm lead (Pb) limit in food … Continue reading

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