Johnny Shell, Vice President of Technical Services, SGIA, has been named chairman of ASTM Task Group D01.56, “New Printing Inks.” This ASTM task group stems from Committee D01, “Paints and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications.”
The task group is charged with developing test methods and standardizations for printing ink and other related coatings. Its charge also applies to the preparation of surfaces to which such coatings are applied, coating-substrate systems and paint application tools.
As chairman, Shell will organize the task group and its activities, establishing its missions and goals and managing tasks.
“By my serving as chairman, SGIA can facilitate and ensure proper test methods for the inks our industry uses,” Shell said. “This is an area that impacts every printer, every day.”
Johnny Shell has more than 30 years’ experience in printing, ranging from optical media manufacturing to graphics and apparel printing. Since 1999, as SGIA’s Vice President of Technical Services, he has been educating the industry on the capabilities and viability of printing technologies. Shell is a frequent speaker at workshops, industry events and trade shows, and often appears in industry publications. He’s a member of the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technology.
ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards-developing organizations in the world. A not-for-profit organization, it provides a forum for the development and publication of international voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. Its volunteer members — producers, users, consumers, government and academia from more than 140 countries — develop technical documents used in manufacturing, management, procurement, codes and regulations for dozens of industry sectors.