June 08, 2022

Featured News

From the Desk of the President

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Greetings ink industry members,

I hope your Summer is off to a great start. I am excited to announce the return of our quarterly newsletter, NAPIM News. We have a great year ahead of us with NAPIM leadership planning an invigorating array of events. Inside this newsletter, you’ll find information about these events and what’s new on the horizon for NAPIM.

For those who had the opportunity to attend the Spring Convention this past April, I hope you found it worthwhile. I would like to personally thank Molly and her team for putting on a great event and the NAPIM board for their leadership and support. Industry experts presented on topics near and dear to my heart, with strategies to positively impact our businesses and reset our thinking to improve profitability and long-term value for our companies.

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Upcoming Events


Napim Detc Conf

Virtual Digital and Emerging Technologies Conference

June 14–15, 2022 | 1:00 PM–5:30 PM EST

Ink makers, suppliers, converters, and brand owners are welcome to attend this two-day virtual event to gain an in-depth understanding of current and future printing applications, including academic research and industrial innovations.

Registration is open to members and non-members of NAPIM. Space is limited.
Register today to attend.

Registration deadline is June 13, 2022.

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NAPIM 2022 Summer Course

July 18–22, 2022 | Sonoco Institute of Packaging and Graphics | Clemson University, SC

Presented by leading experts, this is the only program available that not only covers ink application and printing processes but the regulatory issues affecting printing ink in both the manufacturing and printing environments. Understanding these issues as they relate to compliance is critically important.

Registration is open to members and non-members of NAPIM.

Registration expiring soon. Secure your spot before the end of the month.

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News & Happenings

Ink Solvents Market Valuation to Reach $1.3 Billion by 2031

Manufacturers of ink solvents have garnered massive revenue streams from abundant use of the products for printing on wide range of substrates. The revenue of ink solvents market is growing in size from extensive demand for these in printing for packaging sector, especially for flexible packaging products. A TMR study scrutinizing the ink solvents market expansion trends has forecast the global valuation to reach $1.3 billion by 2031.

Ink Solvents Market 

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INX, VerifyMe Launch Covert Brand Protection Ink

Screenshot 2022 06 05 235239 VerifyMe provides brand owners with time-sensitive logistics, authentication, supply chain monitoring, and data-rich consumer engagement features using unique smartphone readable codes on their products.
Working closely with INX, a strategic partner since 2019, VerifyMe has qualified VerifyInk. When used in combination with VerifyMe’s proprietary and patented reading devices, smartphone integration, dynamic serialization, and cloud-based authentication services, the CIJ VerifyInk solution will allow brands around the world to easily launch world-class brand protection solutions.

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Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks,
Coatings, Consumables and Adhesives in North America

Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical will increase prices across its entire portfolio of packaging, commercial sheetfed and screen inks, coatings, consumables, and adhesives in North America, effective immediately or as contracts allow.

The inflationary environment in North America has continued to impact the ink industry. Global geopolitical events have caused sustained pressure on logistics availability and have increased the costs to unprecedented levels. The constrained accessibility to labor in the market has driven significant wage inflation while contributing to inefficiencies at manufacturing facilities.

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PICO Chemical Celebrates 46 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

Pico Chemical

PICO Chemical Corporation is a privately held, family-owned, and operated manufacturer of specialty chemicals and lubricants to clean, condition, lubricate and protect since 1976.

In addition, PICO manufactures specialty adhesion promoter resins for formulators of automotive PVC and acrylic plastisol and other specific adhesive and protective coatings.

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To submit member news or an article for inclusion in The NAPIM News, please email marketing@napim.org.

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Advertising 2022

New Advertising Opportunities for Members and Non-Members

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