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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 Educational Trust:

With the change in technology and installation of sophisticated computerised machines, the printing and packaging industry of the region is facing acute shortage of skilled and semi skilled workforce. At the same time due to development projects in their own states the workforce from other states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttra Khand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar is declining day by day. To make the region self sufficient in skilled labour for Printing and Packaging Industry and for giving emphasis on skill development, North India Printers Association (NIPA) decided to setup a Printing Institute cum Testing Lab. at Ludhaina. For this purpose it was proposed to setup a permanent autonomous educational trust. The trust was created as per resolution No. 3 of NIPA resolved during 9th EB and accepted by the General Body on 19th February, 2006 with the joining of 10 members of NIPA as trustees. Later on considering the enthusiasm of the NIPA members, the board of trustees, it its meeting held at Jalandhar on 26th June, 2007, has unanimously decided to open the membership of the Trust once again for a limited period only and 10 more members joined as trustees by 31st July, 07, with this now there are total 20 trustees.

Constitution of the NIPA Educational Trust was drafted by the office bearers of NIPA with the active help and guidance of Mr. Baldev Gupta of JPA Jalandhar. The trust was got registered with the Registrar of Firms and Societies (Pb.) under registration No. 283 of 2007-08 on 30th August, 07. Later on copy of the constitution of NIPA Educational Trust was sent to each and every member of NIPA as advised during the 14th EB meeting of NIPA. Bank account of the Trust has started operating at Oriental Bank of Commerce, Ludhiana. .

On 13th July, 07 an MoU was signed with Glasgow Metropolitan College, UK for setting up the NIPA School of Graphic Communication at Ludhiana and providing Specialist Short Course for Print Professionals at GMC, Scotland, UK at a very low cost for 5 years and extendable, subject to join review on an annual basis. Detail of the project has already been circulated to all the members through Punjab Print. Great interest from every corner of India is seen for the low cost 2 months course for print professionals at Glasgow, UK. This specialist short course is for print professionals and teachers to top-up their knowledge in printing. The training to be given at GMC at a nominal tuition fee of 1000 British pounds will include Management Procedures of a Printing Press; Costing & Estimating; Quality Management and Plate making Systems etc.

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