Our Affiliations


  • National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers – Blog Site 2019-07-31 13:12:47 - Mark your calendars for the 2019 NPIRI Technical Conference.  This conference is the only educational event that focuses on the market, technical, regulatory and new technology issues for the printing ink and printing industries.   You won’t want to miss this … Continue reading →
  • NPIRI Reviews ASTM Ink Industry Test Methods - Currently the National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) is revisiting the printing ink industry involvement in the American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM) test methods under sub-committees D01.37 – Printing Ink Vehicles and  D01.56 Printing Inks. A listing of … Continue reading →
  • 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.
  • National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers – Blog Site 2019-05-13 11:43:45 -  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will not publish illness/injury data for the printing ink industry for 2017 and 2018. Visit the OSHA Reporting page on the NAPIM members’ website for more information.
  • 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 →
  • Ship & Shore Environmental Inc Establishes Regional Operations in Thailand - LONG BEACH, CA & BANGKOK, Thailand—Ship & Shore Environmental Inc, a multinational environmental pollution abatement and energy solutions firm, has expanded its manufacturing operations in Bangkok, Thailand. The new Ship & Shore Thailand effort offers the same solution planning and fulfillment capabilities as its US and Chinese counterpart locations. The Continue Reading
  • Matik Inc Appoints Bill Strake Eastern Region Sales Manager for Vinfoil Cold Foil Solutions - WEST HARTFORD, CT—Matik Inc, a North American distributor of premier European print and packaging technologies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Strake as eastern region sales manager, Vinfoil products. In this role, Strake will represent Matik Vinfoil cold foil products throughout the eastern half of the US and Continue Reading
  • Global Graphics Acquires Xitron - ANN ARBOR, MI and CAMBRIDGE, UK—Xitron, a leading independent developer of Harlequin RIP and workflow products for commercial, flexo, digital and high-speed inkjet printing, has been acquired by Harlequin RIP manufacturer Global Graphics PLC from Vanguard Graphics International (VGI). A nearly 30-year Harlequin OEM, Xitron is one of Global Graphics’ Continue Reading
  • Frank Laughlin, Area Sales Manager MPS Systems North America Inc, Passes Away - GREEN BAY, WI—It is with deep sadness that MPS Systems announces the passing of Frank Laughlin, area sales manager of MPS Systems North America. Laughlin passed away on Nov. 1 at the age of 60. With MPS since June 2018, Laughlin was responsible for sales in the west and south Continue Reading
  • Siegwerk Offers Brand Owners Direct Service & Support - SIEGBURG, Germany—Siegwerk, a leading global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, complements its broad ink and service portfolio for printers and converters by offering its cross-application ink and packaging expertise also directly to brand owners. The brand owner collaboration (BOC) department combines all the company’s competence and Continue Reading