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Two Sides and National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers Announce Strategic Partnership

Two Sides and National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers Announce Strategic Partnership

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Chicago (November 29, 2017) – The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) Board of Directors has announced its increased support of Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.

NAPIM Executive Director, John Copeland and Director Regulatory Affairs and Technology, George Fuchs will be joining Two Sides’ Anti-Greenwash Task Force to ensure that the views of NAPIM members are considered in Two Sides campaign activities.  Membership discussions are also underway with specific companies in the ink manufacturing sector to ensure representation within the Two Sides network of companies and governance.

“Two Sides looks forward to working more closely with the ink manufacturing sector given that it is such a critical part of the graphic communications value chain.  The experience and knowledge of NAPIM and its members will be a great addition to our story on the sustainability of print media,” says Two Sides North America President Phil Riebel.

“We believe Two Sides is a premiere organization and one that NAPIM wants to work with and support.  Two Sides has been very effective in its campaigns and support of the printing, paper, ink and related graphic arts businesses, both globally and in North America”, says John Copeland, Executive Director of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers.

NAPIM is a trade association whose purpose is to provide information and assistance to its members to better manage their businesses, and to represent the printing ink industry in the United States. The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers has been the only national trade association for the printing ink industry since its founding in 1916.  NAPIM members include ink manufacturers, companies that supply raw materials and manufacturers of instrumentation and equipment utilized by the printing ink industry.  For more information please visit the NAPIM website at

About Two Sides
Two Sides is an independent, non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.  Two Sides is active globally in North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Colombia.  Our members span the entire print and paper value chain, including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre-press, press, finishing, publishing, printing, envelopes and postal operators. For more information about Two Sides North America, please contact us at 1-855-896-7433 or Visit the Two Sides website at and follow Two Sides on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


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2017-11-30 14:43

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