Flint’s paper & board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to deliver a colour solution that leverages the eXact spectrophotometer and NetProfiler software to meet colour management needs.
The Group now offers an extra firm rotec compressible sleeve with a hardness level of 70 Shore A, in addition to the medium (50 Shore A) and firm (60 Shore A) hardness levels.
The Flint Group now offers an extra firm rotec compressible sleeve (Source: Flint Group)
LUXEMBOURG • Eston Chimica, a supplier of inks and coatings to package printers in Italy and Southern Europe, announced a change in its company name and logo. Effective on February 1, 2018, the new company name is Eston Chimica, a Flint Group Company. In December 2017, Flint, a global supplier of inks and coatings to the…
GERMANY • The certificate recognises the company’s capability of delivering tools for successful implementation of Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) processes. Flint Group supplies package printers with inks, coatings, and photopolymer plate raw materials to support the EGP process. The first Full HD EGP project between Flint Group and Marvaco was initiated 2015 and resulted an ultra-high-quality…
Kai Lankinen, Chairman of Marvaco congratulates Joelle Bédat, Business Development Manager OEM for receiving the EGP partnership certificate on behalf of Flint Group (Source: Marvaco)
GERMANY • Various packaging applications need an all-rounder when it comes to flexographic printing forms. In this context, Flex-Punkt and Flint Group have been testing an ITR (in-the-round) photopolymer sleeve. The principle is that ITR sleeves form an endless printing plate. They are imaged as a round shape, which creates no seam between the beginning and…
ITR sleeves form an endless, round printing plate which creates no seams between the beginning and the end of the print (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • Ursula Borgmann, who chaired hubergroup’s Management Board and headed the technology division, handed over her responsibilities to her successors at the beginning of 2018 after more than 30 years in a leadership position. During 2018 she will continue to be available in an advisory capacity before she will retire. Consequently there will be changes…
Heiner Klokkers took over as Chairman of the Management Board on 1 January 2018, one of several changes in the hubergroup’s leadership (Source, hubergroup)
GERMANY • With increasing demand in the printing industry for equipment that enables more frequent and faster job changes on press, Flint Group has officially launched the new rotec ULW Bridge to join its lightweight group of sleeves and adapters. Flint claims that the rotec ULW Bridge is an ultra lightweight polyurethane adapter offering up to…
Flint Group claims that the new rotec ULW is 65% lighter compared to similar products on the marketplace (Source: Flint)
LUXEMBOURG • The company acquired Eston Chimica SRL located in Padova, Italy, a manufacturer and distributer of water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Italy and Southern Europe.
(Left to right): Kim Melander, vice president & general manager EMEA and global strategy, paper & board with Nicola Mellon, CEO of Eston Chimica (Source: Flint Group)
SOUTH AFRIA • The company announced the latest expansion to its African business with the acquisition of the remaining shares in Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems.
From October 9-11, a group of 350 flexographers and industry insiders gathered at the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Fall Conference 2017 in downtown St. Louis, MO, directly across from the storied Arch, celebrating the “Gateway to the American West.” This year’s event, appropriately themed “the Gateway to Technology,” delivered industry-trending education and many networking opportunities.
Jazmin Siancas, Harper’s Marketing & Event Coordinator and the rest of the Harper America team staffs their booth at this year’s FTA Fall Conference in St. Louis (Source: G&K TechMedia)
THE NETHERLANDS • The company has terminated its Trillium liquid toner development project.
The Xeikon Trillium liquid toner press as shown at drupa 2016 (Source: Xeikon)
USA • Since hybrid printing (flexo and digital) can be challenging, attempting to “go it alone” isn’t the answer. The Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Fall Conference 2017 will feature solutions on how to tackle this growing industry trend using the October issue of Flexo Magazine’s cover project as the example on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10:30…
FTA’s Fall conference will feature a hybrid project analysis (Source, FTA)
GERMANY • The rotec Eco Bridge, an adapter with a patent-pending air flow system using a breathable metal ring allows for easier mounting and de-mounting of the sleeves as well as a reduction in noise of 99%.
rotec Eco Bridge in use at Rommelag Flex (Source, Flint)
SWEDEN • The recently opened Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Malmo, Sweden, is an initiative by Flint to provide an unrivalled test facility for the printing industry. Set up as an academic environment in which every day commercial practices can be trialled and analysed, it is home to a state-of-the-art water based research and development lab…
Lars Keldebäk chose Flexo Wash technology to for anilox cleaning at the new Global Innovation Centre (Source, Flint Group)
USA • To produce folding carton packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets, Dominion Packaging of Richmond, VA has chosen to develop new technology using a flexo press operation capable of replacing jobs that were previously printed on both gravure and offset presses.
The 55-inch, 10-color Tresu Innovator press equipped with rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters provided by Flint Group (Source, Flint)