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  • 2020 NAPIM Summer Course Cancelled - On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff, NAPIM is announcing the cancellation of the Summer Course scheduled for July 12-17, 2020 at the Sonoco Institute – Clemson University, South Carolina due to coronavirus. Clemson University has moved all … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
  • Polytec Acquires Comexi F2 ML Press - GIRONA, Spain—Polytec recently installed a Comexi F2 ML, the flexographic press for large developments and high speeds. During the months which the machine has been in operation, Óscar Escobar, manager of the Guatemalan plant, reports the high-performing machine has helped the company confront the current converter challenges of the flexible Continue Reading
  • MacDermid Graphics Solutions Appoints Justin Kimmel to Senior Account Manager, Canada - ATLANTA, GA—MacDermid Graphics Solutions (MGS) has announced the appointment of Justin Kimmel to senior account manager, Canada. Justin Kimmel joins MGS with 10 years of new business development and account management experience within the tag and label industry. His past roles with ASL Print FX, Multi-Color Corp and Icon Digital Productions Continue Reading
  • Former DuPont Business Director Dr. Reinhard Ulbrich Passes Away - WILMINGTON, DE—Dr. Reinhard Ulbrich, the former business director of DuPont’s Cyrel flexo printing plates division in Europe has died. He was 89. Dr. Ulbrich was widely known throughout the printing and packaging industry around the world and played a major role in the development of flexo printing from being almost Continue Reading
  • Labelexpo Global Series Announces Date Changes for 2020-2021 Shows - Tarsus Group, the organizer of the Labelexpo/Brand Print Global Series of trade shows, has confirmed date changes to several of its 2020-2021 events, taking place in India, Mexico, Thailand and the US, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. They are: Labelexpo Americas/Brand Print Americas: postponed from Sept. 15–17, Continue Reading
  • Flint Group Flexographic Introduces nyloflex FTL Digital Flat Top Dot Plate  - STUTTGART, Germany—Flint Group recently launched nyloflex FTL Digital, a very low durometer flat top dot flexographic printing plate for printing on sustainable substrates with a higher content of recycled fibers and other paper and board applications in combination with water-based inks. The core advantage of this new plate is the Continue Reading