Flint Group Appoints Charles Knott New Chief Executive
About Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing, converting, graphic arts and colour consuming industries 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 Printing Plates specialises in photopolymer printing plates, washout solvents and platemaking equipment. XSYS Print Solutions 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, flexographic sleeve systems and diecutting supplies. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group operates more than 170 facilities worldwide and employs some 8300 people. Estimated revenues for 2007 are ? 2.55 billion ($US 3.32 billion), positioning the company as the number one or number two supplier in every major region it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com.
National Starch and Chemical (NSC) is a leading global specialty chemical company, and a subsidiary of ICI plc. With sales of US$3.7Bn and employing over 9000 people, it is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA and has manufacturing and customer service centres in 39 countries. It has four divisions, Adhesives, Electronic Materials, Specialty Polymers and Specialty Starches that service a wide range of industries from graphic arts to semi-conductors, food to construction, and paper to personal care.
Quest International, a leading supplier of flavours and fragrances to the food and personal care industry, was a wholly owned subsidiary of ICI plc. Employing over 3400 people and headquartered in Naarden, The Netherlands, the company had manufacturing and creative centers in over 35 countries. Quest, which had sales of $1.2Bn, was sold to Givaudan for £1.2Bn at a multiple of 15xEBITDA in March 2007.