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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 »
Published August 8, 2007
Flint Group, the world's largest privately-owned supplier to the printing, converting, and colorant industries, has announced that Charles Knott will assume the role of CEO effective from Sept. 1, 2007. He will succeed Dave Frescoln, who will bec… Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2007
In light of the major changes in the printing ink industry in recent years, 2006 was a time of relative stability as ink manufacturers continued to increase their efforts into growing markets and regions. Read More »
The Challenge of Emulsification
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2007
For offset printers, emulsification, or ink/water balance, is a major challenge, and ink manufacturers are offering guidance to help customers run their presses as smoothly as possible. Read More »
Published July 25, 2007
At Graph Expo 2007, Flint Group will highlight Novavit F918 Supreme Bio printing inks, its new ecologically friendly, fast-drying printing ink technology for sheetfed printers, as well as  the company's expanded Arrowstar energy curable product… Read More »
Published July 13, 2007
The acquisition of Day International by Flint Group was completed on May 31, 2007. Day International, a world leader in manufacturing and distributing printing blankets, sleeves, pressroom chemicals and printing supplies, will operate as a business u… Read More »
Print Suppliers Group Continues to Make Inroads
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 11, 2007
The ability to combine purchasing power, share technical knowledge and compete for and service national accounts gives Print Suppliers Group the opportunity to make gains in the marketplace. Read More »
Solid Growth Continues in Latin America
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 11, 2007
Growth in the estimated $750 million Latin American ink market continues to be strong in 2007. Read More »
Published July 5, 2007
Flint Group continues to design new and 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… Read More »
Published June 20, 2007
Flint Group Pigments announced that effective July 1, 2007, Frauke F. Meissner will assume the position of vice president and general manager, Flint Group Pigments - Europe Region. Ms. Meissner will replace Hans Olschner upon his retirement in July.&… Read More »
Published June 8, 2007
Flint Group is to more than double its capacity for producing heatset printing inks at its Frankfurt production site. The expansion to 55,000 metric tons per year is scheduled for completion in the next few weeks. At the same, the company is investin… Read More »
CPMA Examines The Value of Color
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 6, 2007
CPMA's 2007 International Conference focused on the importance of color in the ink, coatings and cosmetics industries. Read More »
European Pigment Report
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 6, 2007
Chinese pigment producers, gains in pigment dispersants and REACH are among the key issues facing European pigment manufacturers. Read More »
Published June 4, 2007
Combined group will have revenues of approximately 2.55 billion (US$3.32 billion) Read More »
Published May 10, 2007
Flint Group has announced an agreement in principle to acquire Day International, a world leader in the supply of printing blankets, sleeves, image transfer media and pressroom chemicals. Day will operate as a business unit within Flint Group, and th… Read More »
INX
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
INX International's president and CEO receives ink industry's highest honor in recognition of 36 years of distinguished leadership. Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
Driven by economic growth in China, India and other key countries, the Asia-Pacific region continues to grow at a fast pace, and is poised to become the largest region in terms of printing ink. Read More »
NAPIM Convention Analyzes Digital, Conventional Technologies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
The growth of digital technologies was the focus of this year's convention. Read More »
Published May 2, 2007
Flint Group will more than double its capacity for heatset inks at its Frankfurt production site to 55,000 metric tons annually. Read More »
Published April 20, 2007
Transaction will strengthen Flint Group's position as global supplier of graphic arts consumables. Read More »
Published April 12, 2007
Flint Group’s offices in Ann Arbor, MI relocated in early March. The company’s administrative offices will move to Plymouth, MI, and the laboratories will relocate to Ypsilanti, MI.      The moves come as a result of cor… Read More »
Ink Companies are Being Called Upon To Help Drive Toward Carbon Labeling
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published April 4, 2007
The European printing industry and its suppliers are having to become much more active on the issue of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to public awareness about global warming. Read More »
The North American Top 20
By Staff
Published April 4, 2007
North American ink manufacturers generally reported improved results in 2006, as key printing markets enjoyed growth and raw material prices showed signs of stabilizing. Read More »
Published April 3, 2007
Christopher Bonk, William Curtin, Salvatore Moscuzza, Dan Neese, Diane Parisi, Anthony Renzi and George Sickinger honored Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Despite rising raw material costs, the flexo ink market had another strong year in 2006, driven in part by the introduction of new performance-based products in the flexible packaging market. Read More »
The Pigment Report
Published March 13, 2007
Although 2006 was a year of improvement, pigment manufacturers are coping with a wide variety of challenges, including raw material pricing and supply issues and overcapacity. Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Sales of printing inks rose throughout Europe in 2006, but raw materials, REACH and the overall outlook for print media remain serious concerns. Read More »
Published March 5, 2007
Flint Group's offices in Ann Arbor, MI will relocate in early March. The company's administrative offices will move to Plymouth, MI, and the laboratories will relocate to Ypsilanti, MI. The moves come as a result of corporate staff reductions and d… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs will illustrate vividly the conference theme, “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be held at… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
The global markets for the raw materials required to manufacture printing inks have for quite some time been dominated not only by continuously rising prices but also by a growing shortage of these resources.      Despite stagnating… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
The cost of oil and natural gas has continued to maintain historically high levels despite the recent softening of the crude prices. The continued effect on the prices of the chemical raw materials and pigments used to formulate flexo and gravure pac… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
Flint Group’s North American Packaging and Sheetfed divisions announced they will increase prices on all packaging and commercial inks. Flint Group will honor its contractual obligations in implementing the increases. Price increases are effect… Read More »
The Sheetfed Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 8, 2007
Sheetfed ink manufacturers had a solid year in 2006, and see opportunities for growth in 2007. Read More »
Published December 15, 2006
Flint Group's North American Packaging and Sheetfed divisions announced they will increase prices on all packaging and commercial inks. Customers will be notified directly by Flint Group's sales organization to discuss the impact for the particular p… Read More »
Published December 14, 2006
Flint Group recently celebrated the official opening of a new state-of-the-art ink manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. The plant provides packaging and commercial printers with water- and solvent-based inks, UV inks, specialty inks and varnis… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Siegwerk announced the appointment of Jimmy Garnier as managing director of the UK business based in Haydock. This move is the next logical step in Siegwerk’s strategy to underline the company's commitment to the UK and priority to optimize ope… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
The worldwide demand for energy and chemical raw materials continues to rise unabated, which is restricting the supply of basic ingredients used by the printing ink manufacturing industry. For example, the price for crude oil has more than doubled si… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
EFI, the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks and print management solutions, has completed its acquisition of Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group, for approximately $40 million in cash. The acqu… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 7, 2006
For the most part, ink manufacturers saw some sales growth in 2006, but consolidation, raw material prices and other concerns have industry officials cautiously optimistic about their business as they head into the new year. Read More »
Concerns Over Food Packaging are Leading Drive for Information
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published December 7, 2006
A health scare in Italy last year over traces of in infant milk products has focused unprecedented attention in Europe on the safety of food packaging inks. Read More »
Published December 1, 2006
The cost of oil and natural gas has continued to maintain historically high levels despite the recent softening of the crude prices. The continued effect on the prices of the chemical raw materials and pigments used to formulate flexo and gravure pac… Read More »
Published November 17, 2006
The worldwide demand for energy and chemical raw materials continues to rise unabated, which is restricting the supply of basic ingredients used by the printing ink manufacturing industry. For example, the price for crude oil has more than doubled si… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
Flint Group’s North American Sheetfed Division now offers the K+E line of premium sheetfed inks known worldwide for their ultimate quality, consistency and performance in high-end color printing applications.      The recent me… Read More »