Our Affiliations


  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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.
  • Domino to Host Digital Printing Spectrum 2019 May 21-22 at Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center - GURNEE, IL—Domino will be hosting Digital Printing Spectrum 2019, welcoming attendees to “See more. Learn more. Do more,” May 21-22 at the Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center in Gurnee, IL. This highly anticipated educational and networking event will include presentations from well-known, well-respected industry professionals, Q&A panel discussions, tabletop exhibits Continue Reading
  • Lundberg Tech Introduces WasteBagCut for Collecting Waste from Offline Packaging Processes - NEWARK, DE—Lundberg Tech, a leading manufacturer of precision-engineered trim, matrix and waste collection systems for the printing, packaging, converting and associated industries, has introduced the WasteBagCut 140-200 and 200-250X systems for the capturing, cutting, compacting and collection of waste from offline processes associated with flexible packaging and associated applications. The Continue Reading
  • Graymills Announces Two Key Leadership Changes - BROADVIEW, IL—Graymills announced two key leadership changes: Kristen Shields has been named president, and Bill Cox has been named director of engineering. The company, which manufactures ink pumps, metalworking pumps and parts washers, has been owned by the Shields family since 1980, and Linda Shields continues as chairman. Kristen has held a Continue Reading
  • GAMA International Expands Portfolio of Viscometers - MILAN, Italy—Two new viscometers have become part of the GAMA International products portfolio for quality control of inks and adhesives. G31 is a system for pH control, temperature and viscosity of water-based inks for the corrugated market G32 is for control and correction of water-based adhesives, varnishes and lacquers The Continue Reading
  • Windmöller & Hölscher’s Express Service Produces & Delivers Parts in 24 Hours - LENGERICH, Germany—In the event of (imminent) machine downtime, machine spare parts are often required in record time. Windmöller & Hölscher has 90 percent of all required original spare parts directly available from stock. But there are also rare consumables or old machine parts that are not stored. The W&H express Continue Reading