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Published June 1, 2010
Supply, demand issues lead to imbalance of raw materials market Read More »
Published May 31, 2010
In some cases, raw materials have risen by more than 50 percent in the last six months Read More »
Published May 21, 2010
Thomas Tesler named chairman of Packaging Segment Read More »
NAPIM 2010 Convention Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 11, 2010
Focus on packaging offered ink manufacturers important insights into the needs of print buyers and converters Read More »
European Pigment Producers Focus Efforts on High-Performance Pigments
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published May 10, 2010
The decline of the European sector for standard printing ink pigments reached a new low when BASF announced in April it was drastically reducing staff and the product portfolio at its plant in Paisley, Scotland. The announcement… Read More »
Published May 3, 2010
Increases range from 5 to 12 percent, depending on product line Read More »
Published April 29, 2010
Alan Day has joined the UK Flint Group Narrow Web team as business development manager. Mr. Day used to work for Akzo Nobel Inks, one of the companies that formed Flint Group.… Read More »
Published April 29, 2010
Flint Group is expanding its manufacturing operations in Poland to meet increased demand and support the company’s growth across Eastern Europe.      In order to meet the increased demand and to further improve its service to… Read More »
Published April 29, 2010
Flint Group announced plans for expanding production of high quality UV and water-based narrow web printing inks in North America. Expansion will be made possible through moving the production from Minnesota to the 98,000 square foot modern facilitie… Read More »
Published April 29, 2010
Flint Group, a leading global solutions provider to the Packaging and Print Media industries, signed an agreement Feb. 12, 2010 to acquire Torda, a leading manufacturer of printing inks for the packaging markets in Northern Europe, the Balkans and th… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 22, 2010
The global recession has taken its toll on printers, but flexo packaging converters have fared reasonably well. For flexo ink manufacturers, the past year has been relatively stable. “The European and North American flexo market had somewhat o… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 8, 2010
In the past year, there has been M&A activity on the packaging ink side, as four mid-sized packaging ink manufacturers companies have been acquired. Last week, in keeping with this trend, Toyo Ink International Corp., a member of the Toyo Ink Gro… Read More »
Published April 1, 2010
Energy curable inks and coatings prices to increase by 6 percent Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 24, 2010
As is the case throughout the printing ink supply chain, the pigment industry has faced difficult challenges in recent years from both its customer and raw material bases. There has been reduced demand from ink companies as printers have suffered fr… Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published March 24, 2010
The Recession Takes a Toll on the Ink Industry Read More »
The European Ink Report
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 24, 2010
The economic crisis in Europe is becoming a long haul for ink producers and other players in the printing supply chain Read More »
2. Flint Group
Published March 1, 2010
North American Administrative Offices 14909 North Beck Road Plymouth, MI 48170-7194 Phone: (734) 781-4600 Fax: (734) 781-4699 www.flintgrp.com  Sales: €2.4B ($3.5B) worldwide. North American Sales: $1 billion (Ink World estimate).  Ma… Read More »
Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 18, 2010
The announcement on Feb. 12 that Flint Group will acquire Torda Ink AB, a leading packaging ink supplier in parts of Europe and the Middle East, strikes me as a clear sign of the times. The transaction is expected to close by the end of March 2010, s… Read More »
Published February 12, 2010
Transaction strengthens Flint Group’s supply position and service capabilities to the packaging industry Read More »
Published February 12, 2010
Was previously with Akzo Nobel Inks, one of the predecessor companies that formed Flint Group Read More »
Published February 10, 2010
Production of UV, water-based inks moving to Anniston, AL Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 4, 2010
The Jan. 26, 2010 announcement that the boards of directors of Quad/Graphics, Inc., the largest privately held printer in the U.S., and World Color Press Inc., the second largest provider of print, digital and related services in the Americas, approv… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 3, 2010
Flint Group, the world’s second-largest printing ink manufacturer, is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, according to a Jan. 26, 2010 article by Financial Times Deutschland that was also reported by Reute… Read More »
Published January 27, 2010
Flint Group introduced an enhancement to its website, which has been expanded to deliver a more comprehensive and informative site that is now faster and more efficient to use.      Visitors to the site will find Flint Group’s… Read More »
Published January 27, 2010
Flint Group North America Packaging has released its newest universal flexo white laminating ink, PolarTek. This new product is the result of Flint Group’s close work with its flexible packaging customer base.      PolarTek is… Read More »
Published January 18, 2010
Flint Group is expanding its liquid packaging, sheetfed ink manufacturing operations in Poland Read More »
Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 8, 2010
Honored with the Printing Ink Pioneer Award from the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) during its 2009 Annual Convention Read More »
Published December 16, 2009
Radiation-Cured Products and Adhesives Market to Reach 358.4 Metric Tons by 2012 According to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, the radiation-cured products and adhesives market is forecast to reach 358.4 thousand metric tons by 2012. St… Read More »
Published December 11, 2009
Flint Group announced the world introduction of Flexocure FORCE – a milestone development in UV flexo technology that will enable printers to take another step in print quality, improved mileage and press performance. With much easier handling… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
For ink companies, 2009 was a balancing act, as manufacturers dealt with the global recession, volatile raw material prices and a drop in demand. Still, ink industry leaders see some signs of improvement heading into 2010. Read More »
UV Inks Continue to Make Gains In the European Marketplace
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published December 9, 2009
A major impetus behind the expansion of UV into new printing sectors is the growing acceptance of its safety and contribution to environmental compliance. Read More »
Published November 30, 2009
Expanded to deliver a more comprehensive and informative site that is now faster and more efficient to use Read More »
Published November 26, 2009
Reduces complexity, increases performance for customers Read More »
Published November 13, 2009
Topics included an eco-efficiency analysis, sustainability of inks and plate components in packaging, and technological developments of sleeves Read More »
Published November 13, 2009
Flint Group and Trinity Mirror have completed a new supply agreement committing to a long term partnership, with Flint Group becoming the sole supplier of coldset newspaper ink to all Trinity Mirror Print Centres.      The agreement… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 11, 2009
NPIRI's annual technical conference focused on 'Advancing Ink Technology in a Lean and Green Economy.' Read More »
The Publication Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
The publication printing market has suffered through the recession, and ink manufacturers anticipate that further challenges are in store in 2010. Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
While the global recession took its toll on some markets for UV and EB, energy curable technologies made gains in other segments, and UV and EB ink companies should benefit from the increasing emphasis on the environment. Read More »
EuPIA, Swiss Government Collaborate On Food Packaging Ink Guidelines
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 11, 2009
There is speculation that the Swiss ordinance will effectively become the standard for food packaging inks in Europe Read More »
Published October 30, 2009
Easier handling due to lower viscosity and no foaming, greater adhesion to a wider range of substrates and improved performance Read More »
Published October 16, 2009
Flint Group becomes the sole supplier of coldset newspaper ink to all Trinity Mirror Print Centres Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
Four of Flint Group’s most popular offset ink series earned bio-renewable content (BRC) certification by the ink industry’s only standard. K+E, Arrowstar and Starbase sheetfed series, as well as Arroweb heatset inks, were certified by the… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
The global recession and volatile raw material prices are having a major impact on packaging ink manufacturers, but leading packaging ink companies are seeing some reasons for optimism for the coming year. Read More »
The Chinese Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
Although the printing and ink markets in China felt the impact of the global recession on exports, there are signs that the economic recovery has begun. Read More »
Published October 9, 2009
Rodney Balmer receives TAA award, Maurice Carruthers named TAM award recipient Read More »
Published September 22, 2009
K+E, Arrowstar, Starbase and Arroweb ink series earn bio-renewable content (BRC) certification Read More »
Published September 9, 2009
Flint Group ANZ and CPI Group Limited signed an agreement that appoints CPI as the distributor for Flint Group’s commercial sheetfed range of K+E Inks, Varn pressroom chemicals and dayGraphica products throughout Australia and New Zealand. &nb… Read More »
Published September 9, 2009
Luiz Vieira (EMD Chemicals Inc.) and Dan Van Kampen (Flint Group Pigments) were elected to two-year terms as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA), at its June 16, 2009 annual meeting.… Read More »
Ink Makers are Playing a Role in Narrow Web, Flexible Packaging Advances
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2009
Innovation is taking place in the narrow web and adjacent areas of flexible packaging, which is giving ink suppliers opportunity for providing additional assistance to printers Read More »
Published July 29, 2009
CPI will be distributor for Flint Group’s K+E commercial sheetfed inks, Varn prcessroom chemicals and dayGraphica produts Read More »