Flexographic printing is continuing to notch up fast growth rates in the European packaging sector. But as it continues to gain a larger share of the market, mainly at the expense of litho offset, it is facing tougher challenges which could slow down its fast expansion. Read More »
While accepting that sales will rise, many ink makers believe they will struggle even to maintain what they perceive as existing low margins, let alone stop them from declining even further. Read More »
A weak Canadian dollar hasn’t prevented Canadian ink companies from reaping the benefits of a growing industry. Companies are reporting strong gains across the industry, whether it be flexo, sheetfed, litho, gravure or specialty inks. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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… Read More »
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 technol… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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, chairman, president a… Read More »
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. had signed an agreement to acquire Sericol from an investment group led by Saratoga Partners. The deal is expected to close in late February. Sericol is the world leader in the production of premium inks and other consumable… Read More »
The European Commission approved the proposed acquisition of BASF Printing Systems and ANI Printing Inks by the European private equity firm CVC on Oct. 29, 2004. The investigation has shown that the proposed transactions, which will involve the comb… Read More »
Avenue de Florissant 41
1008 Prilly, Switzerland
Phone: +41 21-627-5555
Fax: +41 21-627-5727
Sales: In excess of $400 million (Ink World estimate)
Major Products: Security inks and features for intaglio, offset,… Read More »
34-8 Hon-cho, Itabashi-ku
Tokyo, Japan 174-0055
Sales: $336 million (29,375 million yen);
$511 million (44,626 million yen) (consolidated).
Majo… Read More »
575 Quality Blvd.
Fairfield, OH 45014
Phone: (513) 552-7200
Fax: (513) 552-7141
Sales: $50 million (Ink World estimate).
Major Products: Water-based flexo, solvent-based gravure, UV-curable and specialty inks for the packagi… Read More »