Mack Brooks, Inc., organizer of ICE USA: The International Converting Exhibition and InPrint USA: The Exhibition of Print Technology for Industrial Manufacturing, has announced a partnership with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). 
The partnership will benefit NAPIM’s members and the shows’ exhibitors by bringing all parties together to explore the opportunities new ink technologies can offer the industrial digital print and converting industries. ICE USA and InPrint USA will be held concurrently April 9-11, 2019 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. 
InPrint USA is the leading exhibition for new technological breakthroughs across many industrial printing fields, including specialty, screen, digital and inkjet solutions. Exhibitors will showcase equipment, technology and services for printing on metal, plastics, foils, textiles, glass, ceramics, woods and other substrates in an individualized and cost-efficient way.
“Inks are the backbone of industrial printing,” says Kevin Jackson, exhibition manager, InPrint USA. “This partnership with NAPIM continues InPrint’s role as the premier showcase for industrial print technologies. Manufacturers will see how inks and coatings can open new opportunities, such as the latest conductive inks used to print functional electronics, food-grade inks that can indicate spoilage, and changes in ink technology used to print directly to substrates.”
ICE USA is North America’s leading converting exhibition, bringing more than 250 exhibitors together with thousands of packaging, paper, non-woven and self-adhesive industry professionals. Manufacturers will showcase the latest equipment and technology from key areas of converting such as web coating, laminating, slitting, rewinding, coating, pouch making and many more. 
“Ink manufacturers play an important role in the success of package printing for converters,” says Kristina Lorio, sales manager, ICE USA. “We are pleased to be partnering with NAPIM to bring the expertise of their members to the converting industry and provide their ink manufacturers with access to converter customers to research their needs to create new solutions.”
NAPIM is the only national trade association for the printing ink industry, manufacturers of printing inks and supplier industries. Its purpose is to promote the general development and improvement of its members by fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry. 
Representatives from both ICE USA and InPrint USA will attend NAPIM’s upcoming Fall Technical Conference, Oct. 9-11, and the Electronic & Conductive Ink Conference, Oct. 11-12. Both will be held at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.
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