Monthly Archives: May 2014

SCAQMD Amends Graphic Arts Rule 1130

California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) amended Rule 1130 – Graphic Arts dated May 2, 2014.   Notable in the amended rule is a reference to ASTM 7767-11 – Standard Test Method to Measure Volatiles from Radiation Curable … Continue reading

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NAPIM Participates in 2014 Capitol Hill Fly-In

On May 6-7, 2014 NAPIM participated in “Print’s Voice ’14”,  a National Printing Equipment Supplier (NPES) and Printing Industries of America (PIA) sponsored Capitol Hill Fly-In in Washington DC.   During the 2 day Fly-In NAPIM and representatives from other graphic … Continue reading

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Chinese Packaging Additives Regulation

The Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China recently released a standard entitled – “Hygienic Standards for the Use of Food Additives in Food Containers and Packaging Materials – GB9685-2008”.    Although this is generally a packaging additives … Continue reading

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Changes to the GHS Classification of Copper Containing Pigments

In January 2014, the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) classification of copper (Cu) changed triggering a change in the classification of printing inks and coatings containing copper-based pigments >2.5% copper.   The European Printing Association document describing this change in classification and its … Continue reading

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