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.
  • MPS, Esko & CERM Organize Successful Labels Connected Event - ARNHEM, the Netherlands—During the first edition of Labels Connected, held on Feb. 28 at the MPS headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, 60 invitees learned more about the benefits of systems connectivity in the label industry and how to implement this in their business. The event, organized by MPS, Esko and Continue Reading
  • DuPont Advanced Printing Introduces Cyrel DLC Plate for Corrugated Printing - WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont Advanced Printing announced the commercial availability of the newest addition to the award-winning DuPont Cyrel plate platform: the DuPont Cyrel DLC. Cyrel DLC is a soft digital plate that uses a new polymer formulation developed especially for the corrugated market. Its low durometer is designed for better printing Continue Reading
  • Labels Unlimited Installs Domino N610i Digital UV Inkjet Label Press - GURNEE, IL—Labels Unlimited has installed and is running production into month five on its very first digital label press, the Domino N610i digital UV inkjet. “Going digital allows us to reduce setup, waste and production time. We’re running the Domino N610i eight hours a day, getting a better finished product Continue Reading
  • Magali Depras & Alex Hayden Join TC Transcontinental Packaging - MONTREAL, Canada—TC Transcontinental Packaging announced the appointments of Magali Depras to the position of chief strategy officer, serving on the Executive Management Committee of the corporation, and Alex Hayden, who on April 1 will be joining the packaging sector of the corporation as senior vice president, R&D, innovation and sustainability. “I Continue Reading
  • Techkon Releases New SpectroVision Solution - DANVERS, MA—Techkon—an innovation leader in high-precision color measurement solutions for the global print and packaging communities—announced the release of its new SpectroVision inline quality assurance solution, offering live web viewing (registration, logos, text, etc.), bar code grading and color measurement capabilities at press speeds up to 1,000 fpm. This technology Continue Reading