Business Management - Government/Governmental
The Alliance’s action of identifying a catastrophic bill in Washington state that would have banned certain inks prevailed.
As converters and printers everywhere strive to meet the industry standard for food safety and packaging requirements in a very complex regulatory environment, label printers are tasked with providing labels that follow ink migration limits — after all, ingredients in some inks are known harmful substances.
A proposed Washington state bill was amended to include a ban of all printing inks and paints that use chlorinated pigments.
Congressmen Jamie Comer and Gerry Connolly received the “Benjamin Franklin Award for Distinguished Leadership in Postal Policy” for their efforts to preserve and protect the U.S. Postal Service for the Americans who rely on it.
PRINTING United Alliance has retained ACG Advocacy to extend its presence on Capitol Hill and increase its lobbying efforts.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to grant Billerud $200 million in support of Escanaba Mill.
Billerud is evaluating significant investments to transform its Escanaba mill into a world-class paperboard production facility and has applied for investment support from the State of Michigan.
Rounding out Tuesday was a keynote by Flexible Packaging Association president and CEO Alison Keane, who leveraged her experience as an environmental attorney in both the private and government sectors to bring clarity to extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws being implemented at a quick pace by states.
The Flexible Packaging Association has issued a notice about potential trade actions that threaten the supply chain for a material that plays a crucial safety role in a variety of markets from food and beverage to medical and pharmaceutical.
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging will invest at least $11.8 million to establish a flexible packaging production site in Winston-Salem. The company says it will create at least 36 new jobs in Forsyth County, North Carolina, and expects to make additional investments and job creation at the site over the next five years.