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*Using wood to make paper is a recent innovation. In the 1800s, fiber crops such as linen fibers were the primary material source, and paper was a relatively expensive commodity. The use of wood to make pulp for paper began with the development of mechanical pulping in Germany by F.G. Keller in the 1840s. Chemical processes quickly followed, first with J. Roth\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s use of sulfurous acid to treat wood, followed by B. Tilghman\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s US patent on the use of calcium bisulfite, Ca(HSO3)2, to pulp wood in 1867.

*North India Printers Association (NIPA) decided to sign cooperation agreement with the China Print Show Company to promote the Print China 2011 show at Dongguan.

*Registration for the next batch is open now. NIPA Educational Trust has made arrangements for the training of print professionals and teachers in printing in collaboration with the Glasgow Metropolitan College at Scotland UK. This 8-week training is specially designed for the existing print professionals to top-up their knowledge with the latest trends and technology in Printing and Packaging.

*Mr Ramesh Chander Consul General of India in Edinburgh visited the students of Specialist Short Course for Print Professionals at Glasgow Metropolitan College, Scotland UK where this batch of 8 students are getting 8 week training. This short course is especially designed by the North India Printers’ Association (NIPA) for the print professionals considering the fact that the professionals engaged in the printing, packaging industry cannot afford to go in for a long-term training because of the socio economical problems, and it may not be possible for a unit to spare its professionals for a long time. Appreciating the efforts of NIPA, Mr. Chander said, it is a more practical way to give advance training to the print professionals to cope with the global competition. It is a unique course for the overall development of Newspapers, Printing and Packaging industries of India. Welcoming the first batch of 8 students from India Mr. Chander who was the Chief Guest at the Induction ceremony of the batch at Glasgow also invited the students to visit Edinburgh during their short stay at UK.


NIPA Directory Available Now:

The THIRD and revised edition of the Directory of North India Printers Association (NIPA) popularly known as the ENCYCLOPEDIA of the Indian Printing Industry is now available for sale from the office of NIPA. In this latest edition, besides the names and addresses of the members and other printers of the region, the addresses of major paper mills, Printing Institutes, Printing Journals/Magazines in India has also been included. A list of Printers’ associations in India has also been given.

Almost complete list of machinery manufacturers and print providers is also published. Taking in consideration ease of readers, this list is divided in Pre-Press, Press, Post Press, Consumables, Allied Products, Rubber Rollers, and Vacuum Pumps categories, besides, a list of used machinery manufacturers and spare parts dealers of printing industry has also been included.

For the convenience of the readers, separate index has been given in every section making it an complete reference book, must for every printer, packager, and people in print in India and around the globe – the person who are interested to know and understand the Printing Industry of India, particularly North India. The Directory can work as a reference book for the printers of India for their requirements in machinery, consumable and raw material etc. At the same time, the manufacturers and dealers can look at the available data of printers especially of North India.

Priced at Rs. 500/- (packing, forwarding Rs. 50/- extra), overseas US $ 25, this 452 pages, hard bound, North India Printers’ Directory is available from the office of NIPA at Ludhiana. You may send your request along with a DD for Rs. 550/- in the name of NORTH INDIA PRINTERS ASSOCIATION, payable at Ludhiana, at 2051, B-XX, Gobind Nagar, Civil Lines, Ludhiana – 141001, Tel. : 0161-2404979, 2404093.

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