To meet the increased market demand for low-migration UV inks, Flint Group has decided to make a major investment into additional manufacturing equipment for their growing ink product range in its motherplant for narrow web inks in Trelleborg, Sweden. “The capacity for low migration inks manufacture will be considerably increased after completion of this investment and we will be able to quickly follow the global market demands of food packaging applications”, explains Peter Hakansson, Operations Director Trelleborg. He continues: “The investment will also ensure the elimination of potential contamination since the low migration products will be processed in separate and specialised equipment. We are currently in the process of the installation and plan to reach full capacity from this expansion during the summer. Although demands for low migration UV inks are currently centred on mainland Europe, this investment will also strengthen our global infrastructure to enable Flint Group to further serve the label markets.”
The investment is another sign of Flint Group’s strong commitment to the food packaging and label segment. The company has just recently announced the launch of Flexocure ANCORA, Flint Group’s latest ink innovation for the food label industry. With this new ink series Flint Group is able to offer a UV Flexo ink with high performance on press, excellent colour strength and adhesion while still meeting lowest possible migration limits and the demands of European legislation as well as the Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21.
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7300 people. Revenues for 2010 were € 2.2 billion (US $2.9 billion). On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.