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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 »
UV/EB Inks are Enjoying Strong Growth Throughout Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published April 4, 2008
UV/EB inks are growing much faster than conventional inks throughout Europe, as tighter regulatory controls, higher quality are driving growth. Read More »
Published March 25, 2008
Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group for the acquisition of Siegwerks’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement includes the intangible assets, sales, marketing and distribution channels of Siegwerk… Read More »
Published March 25, 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 Atlanta, GA manufacturin… Read More »
Published March 18, 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 March 12, 2008
Flint Group announced the formation of the new global business unit Flint Group Flexographic Products. It combines Flint Group Printing Plates activities with the rotec sleeve business, which was included in the acquisition of Day International in 20… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
Although pigment companies generally noted that 2007 was a relatively good year for the industry, there are also numerous concerns for the future, including raw material costs, the economy, the elimination of the VAT in China and environmental mandates. Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
For flexo ink manufacturers, 2007 was a good year, as packaging continues to show growth and the interest in the environment draws attention to water-based and UV flexo inks. Read More »
Published March 3, 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 25, 2008
Panel of print leaders will be a highlight of upcoming convention, April 11-14 in Indian Wells, CA. Read More »
Published February 20, 2008
Jim Mahony is appointed Flint Group President Asia-Pacific Read More »
Published February 8, 2008
Flint Group announced the formation of the new global business unit Flint Group Flexographic Products. It combines the Flint Group Printing Plates activities with the rotec sleeve business, which was included in the Flint Group acquisition of Day Int… Read More »
CPIPC Honors INX
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 7, 2008
CPIPC Honors INX's Roy Coyne, Handschy's Deven Parikh The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) celebrated its 2008 Christmas Party during festivities held at The Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park, IL. In addition, the club present… Read More »
As Counterfeiting Grows, Security Inks Gain in Popularity
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published February 1, 2008
While sales of security inks are rising in Europe, many brand owners are still selecting less effective anti-counterfeiting products due to cost considerations. Read More »
Published January 17, 2008
The history of Flint Group may be traced to four major roots: Flint Ink, ANI, BASF Printing Systems and Gebr. Schmidt, which were all well-known manufacturers of high quality packaging inks. Following the merger of these companies in 2005, Flint Grou… Read More »
The Sheetfed Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 3, 2008
Despite concerns over raw material costs and consolidation among customers, ink manufacturers believe there are opportunities ahead for the sheetfed market. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 27, 2007
For most ink manufacturers, 2007 was a good year, although there remains much uncertainty regarding raw material costs and consolidation among printers. Meanwhile, a number of new leaders took the helm during the year. Read More »
Charles Knott - Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 27, 2007
On Sept. 1, 2007, Charles Knott assumed the role of CEO for Flint Group, succeeding Dave Charles Knott Frescoln,who became deputy chairman of the company’s boards. Flint Group is continuing to expand its business, with… Read More »
Consolidation is Impacting the European Publication Printing Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 27, 2007
Europe’s publication printing sector seems to be entering a new phase of restructuring after the decision by Canada’s Quebecor World Inc. in November to divest all of its European printing operations.   &nbs… Read More »
Published November 27, 2007
The history of Flint Group may be traced to four major roots: Flint Ink, ANI, BASF Printing Systems and Gebr. Schmidt, which were all well known manufacturers of high quality packaging inks. Following the merger of these companies in 2005, Flint Grou… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Day International, a Flint Group Company, will open its new Center for Technology and Operations Excellence in September 2007. The new state-of-the-art facility, located in Batavia, IL, will provide a centralized location for Day’s North Americ… Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 31, 2007
Driven by new technologies and applications, energy-curable inks and coatings continue to enjoy solid growth worldwide, with packaging and sheetfed being particularly strong areas. Read More »
Environmental Issues are Impacting the Flexible Packaging Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 31, 2007
Flexible packaging has been one of the fastest growing printing sectors in Europe, but for ink producers, it is becoming one of the most challenging. Read More »
Published October 31, 2007
During the recent LabelExpo in Brussels, Flint Group Printing Plates presented the 2007 award to Polish distributor Scorpio Sp. z o. o., honored for its continued success throughout 2006. Dr. Thomas Telser, President of Flint Group Printing Plates, p… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group is raising prices for printing inks in all market segments in Europe with immediate effect. All existing customer supply contracts will be honored.      Global… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
Flint Group has announced the following price increases on inks in North America, effective Oct.1, 2007. The increases come as a result of a continuing and unprecedented rise in raw material, transportation and energy costs. • Publication gravu… Read More »
NPIRI Technical Conference Focuses on Inkmaker  Printer Relationship
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
The conference offered first-hand knowledge of the relationship between ink companies and printers. Read More »
The Packaging Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
As the packaging market continues to expand globally, packaging ink manufacturers are enjoying growth, although higher raw material prices and consolidation remain concerns. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
Publication printers and ink manufacturers are facing a wide variety of challenges, including a changing marketplace, higher costs and customer consolidation. Read More »
Instability of Raw Material Prices, Supply is a Major Concern for Ink Manufacturers
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 10, 2007
Although ink companies appear likely to be able to pass along higher prices to their customers, there remain serious concerns about supply and pricing. Read More »
Published September 19, 2007
Flint Group announced that Charles Knott assumed the role of CEO effective Sept. 1, 2007. He succeeded Dave Frescoln, who became deputy chairman of the company’s boards.      Mr. Knott has had a successful career leading and de… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2007
In recent years, stable pigment prices have helped ink manufacturers weather surging crude oil prices. The elimination of the VAT refunds on pigments in China is changing all of that. Read More »
Positioning Sun Chemical for the Future
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2007
Dr. David Hill, Sun Chemical's president and CEO, talks about the present state of the printing and ink industries as well as Sun Chemical, and what lies ahead. Read More »
Published September 10, 2007
As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group is raising prices for printing inks in all market segments in Europe with immediate effect. All existing customer supply contracts will be honored. Global demand for chemical… Read More »
Published August 27, 2007
Flint Group has announced the following price increases on inks in North America, effective Oct.1, 2007. The increases come as a result of a continuing and unprecedented rise in raw material, transportation and energy costs. Publication Gravure -… Read More »
Published August 22, 2007
Day International, a Flint Group Company, will open its new Center for Technology and Operations Excellence in September 2007. The new state-of-the-art facility, located in Batavia, IL, will provide a centralized location for Day's North American pre… Read More »
Published August 16, 2007
When the doors open to this years LabelExpo on Sept. 26, Flint Group Printing Plates is once more looking forward to welcoming customers from near and far at their stand 5B45 in Hall 5. "The fine art of award-winning print" is this year'… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
Flint Group continues to design innovative products to promote further development of print quality and workflow in the printing industry. After careful research into the systems formulated by the merged companies that form Flint Group, a new water-b… Read More »