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Published March 26, 2009
CRI's JIm Distler, Flint Group's Mike Green and Colorcon's Michael Gettis receive Pioneer Awards Read More »
Published March 3, 2009
Flint Group announced a customer oriented organization structure aimed at enabling customers to have full access to Flint Group’s broad product portfolio. Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Russell Joyce, president Flint Group Narrow Web, 39, died in hospital on Dec. 6, 2008 after collapsing earlier that day in Malmo, Sweden.      Mr. Joyce began his ink industry career in 1991 with Coates Lorilleux in England. He join… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Flint Group and Lindgens Metal Decorating Coatings & Inks announced the signing of a joint venture agreement comprising Flint Group’s metal decorating inks business in Australia and New Zealand. In May, Flint Group acquired the metal decora… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Flint Group and Unirep, a major supplier to the Turkish paper and packaging industry, announce that they have established a joint venture in Turkey. The joint venture, Flint-Unirep Packaging Inks, based in Istanbul, has been formed to serve the local… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Flint Group announced a 15 percent price increase for web offset inks with immediate effect, latest by Jan. 1, 2009.      “Whilst the price of oil has fallen in recent weeks, the cost of other raw materials such as pigments, in… Read More »
NAPIM
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 2, 2009
Like so many other industries, the printing ink industry has been buffeted by the slumping economy and rising raw material costs, primarily driven by higher crude oil costs. While oil costs have decreased, raw material prices are… Read More »
Published January 9, 2009
Flint Group and Unirep, a major supplier to the Turkish paper and packaging industry, announce that they have established a joint venture in Turkey. The joint venture, Flint-Unirep Packaging Inks, based in Istanbul, has been formed to serve the local… Read More »
Published December 29, 2008
Flint Group has announced a 15 percent price increase for web offset inks with immediate effect, latest by Jan. 1, 2009. "Whilst the price of oil has fallen in recent weeks the cost of other raw materials such as pigments, intermediates, re… Read More »
Published December 10, 2008
Russell Joyce, president Flint Group Narrow Web, 39, died in hospital on Dec. 6, 2008 after collapsing earlier that day in Malmo, Sweden. The cause of his death is not yet known. Mr. Joyce began his ink industry career in 1991 with Coates Lorilleu… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
Flint Group and Lindgens Metal Decorating Coatings & Inks announced the signing of a joint vVenture agreement comprising Flint Group’s metal decorating inks business in Australia and New Zealand. In May Flint Group acquired the metal decorating in… Read More »
Published December 1, 2008
Today at ca. 10:00 local time an explosion occurred at Flint Group’s manufacturing site in Slough, UK, followed by a fire. The site was evacuated and the fire was quickly brought under control by local fire brigades. The cause of the explosion… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
For ink manufacturers, 2008 finished on a difficult note, as the economy and the state of raw materials took its toll. Still, there is a sense of cautious optimism going into 2009, as �green� products and new technologies offer opportunities. Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
Flint Group announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of the specialist anti-set-off manufacturer Russell-Webb Ltd. The powder business will be integrated into Flint Group’s press room consumables division, Day International, wh… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Examines Sustainability and the Environment
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Ink manufacturers, suppliers, printers and print buyers were on hand to discuss the sustainability and environmental issues during NPIRI�s annual technical conference. Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Higher raw material costs and the weakening economy have impacted the packaging market, although there are also opportunities for growth. Read More »
Published October 2, 2008
Flint Group announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of the specialist anti-set-off manufacturer Russell-Webb Ltd. The powder business will be integrated into Flint Group’s press room consumables division, Day International, wh… Read More »
Published October 2, 2008
As the global economic downturn deepens and financial pressure on all operating costs for printing plants increases, Flint Group’s European News Ink Division will further focus its product and service offering continuing their commitment to sha… Read More »
Preparing for REACH
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 3, 2008
As European ink companies and their suppliers continue the pre-registration phase of REACH, they also are considering the impact of the legislation on raw materials, formulations and the ink industry as a whole. Read More »
Published August 29, 2008
Flint Group Flexographic Products, the culmination of Flint Group Printing Plates and the rotec sleeve business, introduces its latest plate and sleeve technology to the North American market at Labelexpo Americas 2008, in Rosemont, IL, booth 5713.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Flint Group Narrow Web will unveil innovations at Labelexpo Americas 2008, presenting 21st-century print solutions for the best in label, tag and package printing, and pushing the boundaries in decorative, security and quality print.    &n… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication and News Inks divisions have announced a crude oil surcharge on all heatset, coldset and news inks, effective July 1, 2008. This surcharge is necessary to offset the impact of rapidly escalating raw material, ene… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
The printing ink industry continues to experience unprecedented increases in all raw materials – pigments, chemicals, freight and packaging. These increases are directly and indirectly related to crude oil increases as well as large swings in t… Read More »
A conversation with: Herbert Forker, Siegwerk
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
In the past 10 years, there has been much consolidation within the printing ink industry. Siegwerk has Herbert Forker been heavily involved in these moves and the company’s emphasis on higher-value markets such as packa… Read More »
A conversation with: Charles Knott, Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
Having come on board as CEO of Flint Group in September 2007, Charles Knott said he is enjoying Charles Knott, third from right, with Flint Group’s Dr. Dirk Aulbert, Dr. Thomas Telser and Dennis Wolters.  the ink… Read More »
Drupa 2008 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
Drupa 2008 was another huge show, with nearly 391,000 visitors from 138 countries checking out the 1,971 exhibits, and leading international ink manufacturers were well represented, showcasing innovative new products and services. Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 6, 2008
Typically, the summer months are quiet for the ink industry, as people take some time off for vacation. However, the past few months have been anything but restful: drupa is now in the books, while increasing pressure from price increases throughout… Read More »
Published July 17, 2008
Flint Group Narrow Web will unveil real innovations at its booth  5713 at Labelexpo Americas 2008, presenting 21st-century print solutions for the best in label, tag and package printing, and pushing the boundaries in decorative, security and qu… Read More »
Published July 11, 2008
Flint Group announces prices increases and surcharges for commercial and packaging inks sold in the U.S. and Canada. Read More »
Latin American Ink Growth Tempered by U.S. Downturn
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 1, 2008
There are good opportunities for growth in Latin America, notably in packaging, but ink manufacturers are keeping an eye on the U.S. economy. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
In June, I had the opportunity to attend drupa 2008, which I will cover in detail in the upcoming August issue. There were many new products to see throughout the printing chain, including among printing ink manufacturers.     However,… Read More »
Published June 25, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication and News Inks divisions have announced a crude oil surcharge on all heatset, coldset and news inks, effective July 1, 2008. This surcharge is necessary to offset the impact of rapidly escalating raw material, ene… Read More »
Published June 19, 2008
Leonard (Dave) Frescoln, deputy chairman of Flint Group, has announced his retirement from the company, effective the end of July 2008.     After a successful career in the aerospace industry, Mr. Frescoln joined Flint Ink in 1992 as… Read More »

Published June 9, 2008
NPIRI Elects Board of Directors for 2008-09 The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX Internati… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication Inks Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective June 1, 2008. The price increases range from 10 to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the co… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Focuses On Growth, Innovation and Collaboration
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 5, 2008
For ink manufacturers, the relationship between suppliers and customers is critical. Ink manufacturers Joining Jeff Koppelman, fourth from left, this year’s Ault Award recipient, are past Ault Award honorees Michael Murphy, C… Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
As the Asia-Pacific region continues to enjoy economic expansion, led by China and India, printing ink manufacturers are enjoying strong growth throughout the region. Read More »
Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 4, 2008
It is a nervous time for ink producers and distributors in Europe due to the impact of the policies of China's government on the production of organic pigments and raw materials. Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication Inks Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective June 1, 2008. The price increases range from 10 to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the co… Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX International Ink Co. • Rich Czarnecki, Superior… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
Faster turn-around time for customers, convenient and controlled product testing and streamlined distribution and warehousing are just some of the benefits Flint Group and its customers will gain from the company’s new $2 million Atlanta, GA ma… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group on the acquisition of Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement includes the intangible assets, sales, marketing and distribution channels of Siegwerk i… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Higher raw material prices, led by crude oil, continue to impact resin manufacturers, but the surge in new product development is helping to drive sales growth. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers Take to the Stage at drupa 2008
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Global ink companies are preparing to showcase their new products and services to an estimated 400,000 attendees during drupa 2008. Read More »
The Gravure Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Gravure must continue to improve turnaround times while remaining competitive on cost in order to expand market penetration. Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
Flint Group is preparing for its debut at drupa 2008. “Having been brought together from four major well respected businesses, each leading companies in their own right, and having leveraged our strengths and capabilities, we now as Flint G… Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
Siegwerk CEO Herbert Forker has taken over the chairmanship of the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA). During the organization’s annual conference in Prague, EuPIA council members elected Mr. Forker for the next two years. The new vice c… Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
XSYS Print Solutions, a division of Flint Group, changed its name to Flint Group Narrow Web as of March 1, 2008. The name change is the last in a long series of re-branding exercises for the specialist narrow web ink maker, which started out as part… Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 7, 2008
Despite higher raw materials and operational costs that continue to impact the printing ink industry, many North American ink companies were able to show some growth during 2007. Read More »