Sun Chemical, Flint Group and Siegwerk make major moves to add to their respective strengths.
David Savastano, Editor08.11.16
On Aug. 5, 2016, Sun Chemical and Flint Group announced that Sun Chemical is acquiring Flint Group’s European publication gravure ink business. Of course, completion is still subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the competition authorities.
For Sun Chemical, the move allows the company to add customers as well as to augment its product portfolio. For Flint Group, selling off the publication gravure business in Europe allows it to increase focus on its core web offset markets.
I can’t recall any other acquisitions between the two largest international ink companies, which in itself is noteworthy. It is also interesting to see where the European publication ink business now stands.
Felipe Mellado, chief marketing officer and Board Member for Sun Chemical, said that this purchase shows that Sun Chemical remains committed to all its publication businesses.
“The acquisition of Flint Group’s publicati
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