The Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) announces that their May meeting will be a tribute to William B. Neuberg who has been named the eleventh recipient of the club’s Man of the Year award.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at TheIberia Peninsula Restaurant and will include an open bar reception and dinner. The cost to attend is $75. The Iberia Peninsula Restaurant is located at 63 – 69 Ferry Street in Newark, NJ . Phone: 973-344-7603.
Please reserve your spot today in what will be a very special and fun evening. To be included, simply sign up on the club’s website which is MNYPIA.org.
Effective April 19, 2013, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is removing bisphenol A (BPA) (CAS No. 80-05-7) from the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65. The chemical was added to the list on April 11, 2013 based on reproductive endpoints (developmental toxicity).
Registration is now open for the 2013 Summer Course. The NAPIM/NPIRI Summer Course is widely regarded as the preeminent training course for understanding the technical aspects of printing ink formulation and its usage in the graphic communication industries. Register for this year’s course here.
Bill Miller of Flint Group was recognized at the 2013 NAPIM Annual Convention with the prestigious Ault Award. Thirteen Printing Ink Pioneers were also awarded. See the complete list here.
The Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its 2011 illness/injury statistics for the printing ink industry. The 2011 data is the most recent information available from BLS. Visit the members area of NAPIM website to view NAPIM Bulletin 13-01 providing detailed information on these important statistics. Also available in the NAPIM members area is a 10 year comparison of the illness/injury statistics between ink and paint manufacturing industries.
In December 2012, the ECHA added thirteen new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. All substances included are classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction.
The current list is available in the EHS Members area of the NAPIM website.
NAPIM and NPIRI wish to congratulate Charlie Hsu – BASF and Rick Grandke – BASF on winning the 2012 NPIRI Lecture Series Award for their paper entitled A Novel Lamination Ink Resin. Matt Carroll of Evonik received the second place award. These awards were presented at the Awards Banquet at the 2012 NPIRI Technical Conference in Itasca, IL.
NAPIM/NPIRI also wish to express our sincere gratitude to Lawter, Inc for their continuing support of this important technical award.
The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club will hold its annual Christmas Party on December 8th, 2012 at the Pescator Palace – 3400 N. River Road, Franklin Park, IL. Click here for more information and registration form.
As you are aware, much of the eastern seaboard has been significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please be aware that the NAPIM office, which is located in Woodbridge, NJ (central NJ) is secure and all staff members and their families are safe.
Although there was comparatively little rainfall associated with this weather event the damages related to high winds and tidal surges are substantial.
The disruption of basic services (electricity, transportation, etc) in this area and within the larger vicinity continues to be a very significant problem as of this date.
At present there is no schedule or timetable for restoration of basic services to our area. We will contact you via email when these services have been restored. If you need immediate assistance please contact Brad Bergey (cell (312) 405 0902).
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its September 2012 pricing data for a number of raw materials used in the manufacture of printing ink.
Current printing ink import and export data is available here in the NAPIM member’s Area
Plastics substrate market information is available here in the NAPIM member’s area