Attendees learn about latest regulatory rules for inks and food packaging, as well as growth areas such as digital inks.
David Savastano, Editor10.26.16
With an eye on important areas such as regulatory concerns for food packaging and the growth of digital and UV printing, this year’s National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Technical Conference put a laser focus on these issues and more.
The 2016 NPIRI Technical Conference, held by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), clearly met the interests of ink manufacturers and suppliers, drawing 190 attendees, a significant increase over the past few years and the highest number of attendees in nearly a decade. The conference was held Oct. 25-27 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Hotel and Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL.
After a Short Course on Color, NPIRI’s opening session began with a keynote address by Tak O’Haru, a former ink company senior executive, who offered an inspiring talk about during Japan’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami and Operation Tomodachi, the rescue and recovery efforts after
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