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August 29, 2005
On Aug. 26, the European Commission and U.S. authorities approved the proposed acquisition of Flint Ink by XSYS Print Solutions and the subsequent merger of the two companies. Closing is expected to occur at the end of September. XSYS is majority-…  Read More »
August 5, 2005
The Flint Ink Corporation board of directors elected David B. Flint to the position of chairman of the board until the closing of the merger between Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, which is expected to be finalized at the end of September. Mr. Fl…  Read More »
August 4, 2005
Wikoff Color Corporation has purchased the assets of Frontier Printing Inks, a leading Canadian manufacturer of quality printing inks for the flexible packaging, label, fine paper and paperboard markets. Established in 1951, Frontier Printing Inks…  Read More »
August 3, 2005
Altana Chemie AG, the specialty chemicals division of Altana, has signed an agreement to acquire Eckart GmbH & Co. KG, Furth, Germany. Eckart, an international specialty chemicals group, is a leading manufacturer of metallic  effect pigments…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Flint Ink Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI, and XSYS Print Solutions, based in Stuttgart, Germany, have agreed to merge. The merged group will rank among the largest ink companies in every region it serves, with an employee base of 8,000 and combined reven…  Read More »
July 5, 2005
Xaar Plc, based in Cambridge, UK and imaging Technology International Corporation (iTi Corp) of Boulder CO, USA, are pleased to announce a joint initiative to integrate Xaar’s inkjet printhead technology into iTi Corp’s range of industria…  Read More »
June 16, 2005
The Siegwerk Group, Siegburg, Germany, plans to acquire the packaging ink division of SICPA Holding SA. A corresponding purchase agreement was signed in London on June 16, 2005. With consolidated total net sales of 613 million euro in the packaging i…  Read More »
June 15, 2005
H. Howard Flint II, chairman and retired CEO of Flint Ink Corporation, passed away on June 14, 2005 after a brief illness. He was 66. Born in Detroit, MI, Mr. Flint was the grandson of the corporation's founder, H. Howard Flint. After working at…  Read More »
June 9, 2005
XSYS Print Solutions and Microtrace LLC announce a partnership to deliver a traceable, anti-counterfeit ink technology to the narrow web tag and label industry. Microtaggant Security Inks allow any printer to easily apply the anti-counterfeit techno…  Read More »
June 3, 2005
Magruder Color Company, Inc. filed to reorganize its affairs under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code. In connection with the reorganization, the company is in the process of considering various strategic alternatives and has obtained debtor-i…  Read More »
April 6, 2005
Flint Ink North America has announced price increases for a variety of ink products. The increases come in response to the rising costs of raw materials, transportation, energy, and environmental compliance that are integral to printing inks. Pric…  Read More »
April 5, 2005
Sun Chemical announced changes in its North American divisions to enhance customer service and operational efficiency. Among the changes, Michael Griem has been given overall responsibility and leadership for all North American ink businesses as pres…  Read More »
March 18, 2005
ANI Printing Inks has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Macro Australia Pty Limited, a leading independent supplier in the Australian and New Zealand market specialized in UV flexo inks, adhesives and varnishes for narrow web converters.…  Read More »
March 2, 2005
Ciba Specialty Chemicals is complementing its range of pigments through the acquisition of the high-reflectance aluminum Metasheen line from Wolstenholme International Limited, Blackburn, UK. The transaction includes the respective manufacturing faci…  Read More »
February 8, 2005
Sun Chemical announced that Michael S. Murphy has resigned as president of its North American Inks division, which spans the U.S., Canada and Mexico. "Mike has chosen to resign for personal reasons," said Wes Lucas, chair…  Read More »