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Are you covered by the TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Rule (CDR)?

CDR is a collection of basic exposure related information on the types, quantities, and uses of chemical substances manufactured domestically or imported into the United States.    Chemical manufacturers and importers are potentially affected.  Learn more in the TSCA page … 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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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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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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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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