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Planning, Safety are Key Topics during NAPIM Convention



Attendees hear talk on military planning, see NAPIM’s new three-roll mill safety video



By David Savastano, Editor



Published March 25, 2014
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As the second day of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ (NAPIM) 99th Annual Conference continued at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA, the program moved into two interesting topics: successful planning and safety.
 
The session on leadership was presented by Marine Lt. Col. Patrick Houlihan, a F-18 and A-10 pilot with more than 2,800 hours of flight time. Houlihan is part of Afterburner, an organization which discusses how leadership models used in the military can also be applied to business.
 
“There is a need to embed the right people, empower the right individuals and equip hem with the right training and standards,” Houlihan said.
 
The key is creating a cycle of planning, briefing, executive and debriefing. Planning is setting up the objective, identifying threats and available resources, evaluating lessons that have been learned in the past, developing a course of action and planning for contingencies.
 
Briefing is communicating the plan to the team. Executing is setting up checklists while avoiding task saturation, or overload. Debriefing is going over the end results, not communicating blame and analyzing the execution while going over new lessons learned. Houlihan stressed that all levels of the military make sure that debriefings are thorough.
 
“It’s not who was right, but what went right,” Houlihan concluded. Debriefing is nameless and rankles, and it is best to admit your own mistakes first.. Also show appreciation, and leave on a high note.”
 
The changing regulatory climate is a topic of much importance to the ink industry. George Fuchs, NAPIM’s director of regulatory affairs and technology, covered the changing nature of regulations in his talk on “Focus on Workplace Safety.”
 
Fuchs noted that in the period between October 2012 and October 2013, ink manufacturers received 28 OSHA inspections and 178 citations.
 
“We are drawing a lot of attention from OSHA,” Fuchs noted.
 
One area of concern is the safe use of three-roll mills. To help its ink members safely use and clean three-roll mills, NAPIM has created a video detailing the proper steps. Fuchs previewed the video, which focuses on large production mills, during the session.
 
“The primary hazards are loose clothing, body parts and tools,” Fuchs said. The video detailed more than 25 steps, and emphasized the importance of emergency stop switches, trip wires and nip guards as key ways to stop an accident from happening during cleaning.
 
Fuchs also discussed NAPIM’s collaboration with TAPPI on an extensive series of Online Safety Modules. Fuchs said that these programs have much relevance to the ink industry, and NAPIM will offer the following Online Safety Modules in the near future:
 
• Accident/Incident Investigation
• Back Safety
• Bloodborne Pathogens
• Compressed Gas Cylinders
• Confined Space Awareness
• Defensive Driving
• DOT HAZMAT Transportation Security
• Electrical e Work Practices
• Ergonomics
• Fall Protection
• Fire Extinguisher Basics
• Fire Safety
• Forklift Safety
• Hand and Power Tool Safety
• Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)
• Hazardous Materials Transportation
• Hazwoper 1st Responder Awareness
• Hearing Conservation
• Hydrogen Sulfide
• Laboratory Safety
• Lockout/Tagout
• Marine (Port)
• Material Safety Data Sheets
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Respirator Fit Testing
• Respiratory Protection
• Scaffolding
• Slips, Trips, and Falls
• TSCA for Employees
• TSCA for Supervisors
• Universal Waste for Employees
• Universal Waste for Supervisors
• Warning Signs and Labels
 
For more information, contact NAPIM at www.napim.org.

Durst announces low odor UV inks for food and pharma



Published March 20, 2014
    
 
 
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Durst has announced low odor printing for the 13” wide, 7-color Durst Tau 330 UV inkjet digital label press. Low odor printing and low migration inks, essential for food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical labels and packaging, are now available exclusively from Durst.

The influence of odor surrounding a product is a marketing component. In some cases, odor is an asset used to enhance a product’s attractiveness. Labels and packaging must fulfill their informational and protective function without introducing undesired olfactory sensations. Until now, this was difficult when printing digitally using UV curable inks.

Durst has engineered an inert gas system built into its flagship Durst Tau 330 web press that makes printed samples almost undetectable from an olfactory point of view.  Along with Low Migration UV Inks from Sunjet – which meet all the guidelines of the European Printing Ink Association (EUPIA) and the Swiss Ordnance on Materials & Articles legislation and do not utilize materials specifically excluded on the Nestlé Packaging Inks Specification – the Durst Tau 330 expands its range of digital printing applications to primary food & pharmaceutical labels and packaging like yogurt lids, blister packs, bottle seals and much more.
- See more at: http://www.labelandnarrowweb.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2014-03-20/durst-announces-low-odor-uv-inks-for-food-and-pharma/#sthash.XTgfWmMr.dpuf

Durst announces low odor UV inks for food and pharma



Published March 20, 2014
    
 
 
Post a comment
Durst has announced low odor printing for the 13” wide, 7-color Durst Tau 330 UV inkjet digital label press. Low odor printing and low migration inks, essential for food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical labels and packaging, are now available exclusively from Durst.

The influence of odor surrounding a product is a marketing component. In some cases, odor is an asset used to enhance a product’s attractiveness. Labels and packaging must fulfill their informational and protective function without introducing undesired olfactory sensations. Until now, this was difficult when printing digitally using UV curable inks.

Durst has engineered an inert gas system built into its flagship Durst Tau 330 web press that makes printed samples almost undetectable from an olfactory point of view.  Along with Low Migration UV Inks from Sunjet – which meet all the guidelines of the European Printing Ink Association (EUPIA) and the Swiss Ordnance on Materials & Articles legislation and do not utilize materials specifically excluded on the Nestlé Packaging Inks Specification – the Durst Tau 330 expands its range of digital printing applications to primary food & pharmaceutical labels and packaging like yogurt lids, blister packs, bottle seals and much more.
- See more at: http://www.labelandnarrowweb.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2014-03-20/durst-announces-low-odor-uv-inks-for-food-and-pharma/#sthash.XTgfWmMr.dpuf


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