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 investing in its Frankfurt production facilities for publication gravure inks. Amounting to some €10 million, this investment is a sustainable contribution to development of the site.
Flint Group is the leading supplier of publication inks (heatset and publication gravure) in Europe. Over the past two years, it has consolidated its production of heatset inks into three locations in Europe: Frankfurt (Germany), s-Gravenzande (Netherlands) and Slinfold (UK). From these locations, the company is able to supply its European customers with both a broad range of inks and tailored production solutions. Now, with greater plant capacity and cutting-edge production processes, Flint Group will be able to respond even more swiftly and with greater flexibility to the challenges of the heatset market.
“Frankfurt is the hub from which we serve the central and eastern European web offset market. This capacity expansion is a forward-looking investment for Frankfurt which underscores our commitment to the market in Europe,” said Wolfgang Blumschein, vice president and general manager of Flint Group Europe, Publication Printing Division. “By expanding our capacity, we aim to consolidate our position as a reliable, leading manufacturer of heatset inks, whether they are delivered in barrels, containers or by tanker transport. In all these measures, we set great store by being able to serve our customers with the utmost flexibility at short notice.”