Category Archives: Business/Market

This category is reserved for printing ink(and associated raw materials) -related business and market information

2017 Weather Events – Impacts on the Oil and Gas Industry

The printing ink industry relies strongly on the oil and gas industry and recent  weather events have the  potential to have an  impact on supply and availability of many of the petroleum hydrocarbon-based raw materials.   This report September 6, … Continue reading

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Titanium Dioxide – Supply and Health Update

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a commonly used white  pigment used  in  a  wide variety of inks, coatings and paints among many other food, pharma and other commercial  applications.   In the last few years consumers of TiO2 have seen significant tumult … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decides Ink Cartridge Refilling Case

May 30, 2017 –  The US Supreme Court issued a decision this date Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc.,  A case involving refilling and reselling ink/toner cartridges.  In the Court’s decision it was held that when the  holder of a … Continue reading

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EU Commission Asks Germany to Postpone Ink Ordinance

The EU Commissioner informed Germany that in 2018 the Commission intends to adopt new Union legislation on printed food contact materials, including printing inks and commonly printed materials such and paper and board.  Read more in the  NAPIM  Members Food … Continue reading

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Print’s Role in Food Package Compliance – Free Webinar December 7, 2016

In this free webinar the authors (Jennifer Dochstader and David Walsh of LPC) of the recently completed PRIMIR mini-study, “North American Food Packaging Compliance: Impact on the Printing Industry .” will discuss this important report. Highlights will include: Migration of chemicals and … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule – Nov 28, 2016

A federal judge recently granted an emergency preliminary injunction filed by the State of Nevada, twenty other states, and several businesses, blocking the new Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Final Rule. The Rule was supposed to go into effect on … Continue reading

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NAPIM and PRIMIR Release Food Packaging Regulatory Compliance Impact Study – September 2016

In late 2015 NAPIM entered into a partnership with the Print Industries Market and Research Organization (PRIMIR) to produce the 2016 North American Food Packaging Compliance: Impact on the Printing Industry. The study focuses on data and trends for North … Continue reading

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2015 CPIPC Golf Outing – June 17th

2015 Chicago Printing Ink Production Club – Golf Outing – June 17th Boone Links Golf Club     A quick Agenda for events starting next Tuesday Night: Tuesday June 16th 6 PM This event will offer complimentary beverages and appetizers.  … Continue reading

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April 2015 Printing Ink Market and Import/Export Data

April 2015 polymer substrate market data, NAPIM quarterly sales information and printing ink import and export data is now available in the members area of the NAPIM Member Resources website.

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2015 Ink Industry Market Information

2015 polymer substrate market data, NAPIM quarterly sales information and printing ink import and export data is now available in the members area of the NAPIM Member Resources website.

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