Our Affiliations


  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • EU Lists Four(4) new SVHC - Helsinki, 16 January 2020 – ECHA has added three new substances to the Candidate List due to their toxicity to reproduction and a fourth due to a combination of other properties of concern. This latter causes probable serious effects to … Continue reading →
  • 2018 Ink Industry Safety Statistics Continue to Show Improvement - Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) covering work-related illnesses and injuries for the printing ink manufacturing industry (NAICS: 32591) show significant reductions in both total work-related cases and lost workday cases. Read More on the … Continue reading →
  • EU Classifies Titanium Dioxide as Category 2 Inhalation Carcinogen - On February 18, 2020 the European Union published a delegated regulation classifying titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a category 2 suspected carcinogen by inhalation1. This classification is applicable to facilities handling/processing or selling dry, powder titanium dioxide where there is a … Continue reading →
  • Ship & Shore Environmental Rolls Out Program to Help Clients During Outbreak - LONG BEACH, CA—As the world grapples with the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ship & Shore Environmental Inc (S&SE) announced a Controls Upgrade Program for all existing customers or any industrial manufacturer in need of a new pollution control system. This program is designed to accommodate specific needs now Continue Reading
  • Steve Burleson Joins FLXON as Vice President of Sales - CHARLOTTE, NC—FLXON INC is pleased to welcome Steve Burleson back as the firm’s vice president of sales. Burleson entered the industry 16 years ago in a sales and service position at FLXON before going on to a number of key positions related to customer support and business development in die Continue Reading
  • Shaun Kilfoyle Retires, Michael Ring Named Successor at W+D North America - NEUWIED, Germany—Winkler+Dunnebier GmbH, a worldwide technology leader in mailing and hygiene solutions, announced that Michael V. Ring has been named president and managing director of W+D North America Inc, Lenexa, KS. Ring assumes his new role from Shaun Kilfoyle, who has spent over a decade at W+D leading the North Continue Reading
  • Garrett Taylor Appointed to US and Canada Sales Director at SOMA - LANSKROUN, Czech Republic—SOMA, producer of flexographic printing presses, slitters/rewinders and laminators, has strengthened its presence in the US, announcing the appointment of Garrett Taylor as its US and Canada sales director. The addition of Garrett Taylor together with SOMA USA LLC establishment is an important part of SOMA’s concrete, long-term Continue Reading
  • Abbott Label Installs Domino N610i Digital UV Inkjet Label Press - GURNEE, IL—Abbott Label was established in the year 2000 under the leadership of longtime label industry veteran John Abbott. Today, the company has multiple manufacturing facilities, and one of the broadest product offerings of any wholesale label manufacturer in the country. The key to Abbott Label’s success has been an Continue Reading