While the European publication ink field has received the most notice, there are also moves in packaging and digital.
David Savastano, Editor12.08.16
In the past year, the ink industry has joined its customers and suppliers in terms of mergers and acquisitions. In particular, the European publication ink market has had significant changes (see my August, 11, 2016 blog post on the topic here).
Still, there have been other noteworthy moves in the past six months worth noting in the packaging and digital ink segments.
In terms of mergers and acquisitions, Flint Group has been the most active company this year. During the first half of the year, the company added American Inks & Coatings and Advanced Color Systems, strengthening its position in the North American liquid ink market.
In September 2016, Flint Group added Printec Industries, Inc., a water-based flexo and gravure ink specialist headquartered in Marietta, GA. In its 25th year, Printec’s major markets are high-end paper cups, plates and folding cartons.
“We are extremely pleased with this addition to our growing packaging div
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