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  • 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.
  • REACh Tonnage Band Transition - The allowable exportation/importation limit to the EU without REACh registration transitions to the 1-100 tpy range as of May 31, 2018.   Companies exporting non-exempt chemicals/mixtures, etc.  into the EU should insure that appropriate registrations have been completed.   If you have … Continue reading →
  • May 2018 – Supply Disruption for Important Photoinitiator for UV Inks and Coatings - A  plant manufacturing an essential precursor for the production  of a critically important photoinitiator is causing major  problems for the inks and coatings industry.  Read detailed information in Ink World’s blog post on this issue:
  • Control Group Invests in SEI Laser Cutting Technology at Labelexpo Americas 2018 - WEST HARTFORD, CT—Matik Inc and SEI Laser have sold the SEI Labelmaster that was displayed on their Labelexpo Americas booth to Control Group. Founded in 1971 and based in Norwood, NJ, Control Group delivers specialized printed packaging solutions to the pharmaceutical, health care, nutraceutical, cosmetic and personal care markets, serving customers throughout Continue Reading
  • Control Group Invests in SEI Laser Cutting Technology at Labelexpo Americas 2018 - WEST HARTFORD, CT—Matik Inc and SEI Laser have sold the SEI Labelmaster that was displayed on their Labelexpo Americas booth to Control Group. Founded in 1971 and based in Norwood, NJ, Control Group delivers specialized printed packaging solutions to the pharmaceutical, health care, nutraceutical, cosmetic and personal care markets, serving customers throughout Continue Reading
  • Hamillroad Software Launches New Partner Program - CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom—Hamillroad Software announced the launch of the Hamillroad Partner Program aimed at establishing mutually beneficial relationships with providers of complementary products in the printing and graphic arts industry. Commenting on the launch of the partner program, Hamillroad CEO Andy Cave said: “We’re committed to developing exemplary technology solutions Continue Reading
  • The 2017 Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship Winner Shares Research Results - At FTA’s Forum 2017, I was honored to receive the Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship. It provided me the ability to continue my education as well as opened up opportunities in the field of flexography. Of course, one of the requirements to complete my scholarship obligations was to execute a research Continue Reading
  • EyeC Opens Office in Mexico & Gains Local Partner in Uruguay - HAMBURG, Germany—EyeC has expanded its network of sales and service partners in America. The print inspection experts now have an office in Mexico and a local partner for Uruguay and Paraguay. Due to the increasing demand, EyeC opened a sales and service office in Mexico, and Roy Jimenez Cuevas took over Continue Reading