Our Affiliations


  • 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.
  • 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 →
  • Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2019: PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral - CARLSTADT, NJ—Pantone, a provider of professional color standards and digital solutions for the design industry, announced PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as the Pantone Color of the Year 2019, an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone. Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter Continue Reading
  • Comexi Hosts Successful Seminar in São Paulo, Brazil - GIRONA, Spain—Comexi, a global leader in the flexible packaging industry, held a seminar in São Paulo, Brazil, with almost 100 professionals from 32 companies participating. The event, held at the Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi Hotel in São Paulo, was led by Comexi and the Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center (CTec). Comexi Continue Reading
  • X-Rite Pantone Donates to Clemson’s Sonoco Institute & Graphic Communications Department - CLEMSON, SC—X-Rite Pantone recently donated a large collection of in-kind gifts totaling nearly $500,000 to fellow FTA member Clemson University’s graphic communications department and the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. The donation includes the latest versions of X-Rite hardware and software, with installation and training built into the agreement, Continue Reading
  • Dan Canzoniero, CEO of Gamse Lithographing Co, Passes Away - BALTIMORE, MD—Dan Canzoniero, president & CEO of Baltimore-based Gamse Lithographing Co, a leading producer of high-quality product labels for companies in a wide range of industries, passed away suddenly on Nov. 28. He is succeeded as president & CEO of Gamse Lithographing by his son James “Jimmy” Canzoniero. “My father Continue Reading
  • PPC Flexible Packaging LLC Acquires Temkin International - BUFFALO GROVE, IL—PPC Flexible Packaging LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for specialty food and health care markets, has acquired Temkin International. PPC Flexible Packaging LLC is a leader in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags and pouches. The company provides cleanroom packaging for health care and Continue Reading