Fire at Flint Group's Manufacturing Site in Slough, UK
SLOUGH, UK—December 1, 2008—Today at ca. 10:00 local time an explosion occurred at Flint Group’s manufacturing site in Slough, UK followed by a fire. The site was evacuated and the fire was quickly brought under control by local fire brigades. The cause of the explosion is not known yet.
The only reported injury is one person who received medical treatment for dust in the eyes. The investigation of the incident is ongoing. “We will do all we can to quickly find out the extend of the damage and the cause of the incident and will inform about it as soon as more details are available,” confirmed Operations Manger John Cheal.
Flint Group produces offset printing blankets at its facilities in Slough.
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry with five specialised business units: Flint Group’s ink companies develop and market a wide range of conventional and UV printing inks on a global basis, with regional operations providing local service throughout the world. Flint Group Flexographic Products specialises in photopolymer printing plates, flexographic sleeve systems as well as washout solvents and platemaking equipment. Flint Group Narrow Web is dedicated to the narrow web ink market, including labels, product decoration and package printing. Flint Group Pigments produces a range of pigment products and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. Day International develops and distributes offset printing blankets and sleeves, pressroom chemicals and diecutting supplies. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group operates more than 170 facilities worldwide and employs some 8300 people. Revenues for 2007 are EUR 2.3 billion ($US 3.1 billion), positioning the company as the number one or number two supplier in every major region it serves. For more information, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.flintgrp.com" www.flintgrp.com.