Flint Raises Prices on Energy Curable/UV Inks and Coatings

PLYMOUTH, MI—Flint Group North America has announced a 7 percent price increase on energy curable/UV inks and coatings used in sheetfed and web offset printing. New prices were effective on all products ordered in the United States and Canada on or after May 1, 2011, subject to existing contracts.

Doug Labertew, vice president, product management and strategy for Flint Group, noted that energy curable ink costs are impacted by pigments, additives and the highly functional materials that give energy curable products their performance properties. Raw material costs, such as acrylic acid, are on the rise.

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