#1 conference for printing and ink manufacture

Why Attend?

You'll get maximum educational and networking opportunities with a minimal time commitment. Return to your job with new ideas, methods and best practices that you can apply immediately

What Will You Learn?

Learn the latest develops in key issues affecting the Ink Industry. Benefit from information exchange, professional networking and a wide variety of educational and networking opportunities in an informal, relaxed environment.

Program Highlights

Technical and Regulatory Sessions, Keynote, New Technology, Table Top Exhibit, Awards Dinner, Golf, EHS Update, Market Trends

New Technology

Thursday, October 27
8:00 - 12:00pm

Gain a forward-looking perspective on technology in the graphic arts marketplace

(Program subject to change.  Check back here often for updates.)

8:00 - 8:45am
T16 Digital Ink Update,
Jim Lambert, INX
Digital ink and printing continue to make inroads in traditional printing markets.  Gain  an better understanding of current state-of-the-art technology in the digital/non-contacting printing market.

8:45 - 9:30am
T17 Novel Liquid Barrier Polymers to enable Paperboard Recycling- Gary Deeter, BASF

9:30 - 9:45am - Break

9:45 - 10:30am
T18 Drupa Update, 
Dave Savastano, Ink World Magazine

Five drupas have passed since the presenter attended his first drupa in 2000, and it will come as absolutely no surprise that the printing industry has changed dramatically during the past 16 years. Even drupa has changed, shrinking from 15 days down to 11, and attendance at 260,000 is a far cry from the 425,000 from back in 2000. As it has been for the past few drupas, digital and packaging printing are on the rise, with drupa 2016 highlighted by the introduction of digital packaging equipment, among other new technologies. This presentation with feature many of the most promising new press and ink technologies seen at this year’s drupa.

10:30 - 11:15am
T19 KBA - Trends and Directions in Print Technology,
Walter Chmura, KBA
KBA’s vision on the future of print and the direction KBA is investing in growth markets worldwide.

11:15am - 12:00pm
T20 Printed Electronics, Erika Rebrosova, Sun Chemical

"Silver is the New Orange"

Printing has been used for printing electronics for many years, but it’s been limited to mainly screen printing of Polymer Thick Film inks. Printed Electronics is now gaining a lot of attention and many new applications are emerging. The presentation will provide an insight into some of the emerging applications in printed electronics and review how the electronic materials differ from graphic inks in their requirements, manufacturing and processing.


NPIRI Bulletin

New EPA Administrator Confirmed

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:37:19 +0000

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed as EPA Administrator with a Senate vote of 52 to 46 last Friday, February 17, 2017.   U.S. Senate Committee Environment and  Public Works Press Release.

Category: Regulatory

NPIRI Bleaching White – Now Available

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:44 +0000

The spectrophotometrically controlled NPIRI Bleach White – X-1025 IT10 NPIRI Universal Bleaching White (containing by weight 60% zinc oxide and approximately 40% of hydrogenated methyl rosinate) specified in  ASTM D2066 -07(2012)  is available from Colorcon, No-Tox® Products 171 New Britain Boulevard … Continue reading

Category: Technical

Mineral Oils: Exposure, Toxicity, etc. 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:49:22 +0000

FYI, a new scientific study has recently been released that compares accumulation of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) in rats to humans; findings imply that current acceptable daily intake for MOSH may be set too high and current human exposure … Continue reading

Category: Regulatory
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