Flint Group Highlights Eco-Friendly Inks, UV/EB Products, and Customer Reach
Visit Flint Group in Booth 2226
PLYMOUTH, MI (July 24, 2007) – At Graph Expo 2007, Flint Group (Booth 2226) will highlight:
• New ecologically friendly, fast-drying printing ink technology for sheetfed printers;
• Expanded energy curable product line
• Increased geographic reach across North America
Flint Group’s sheetfed ink division will introduce fast setting, vegetable-based Novavit® F918 SUPREME BIO printing inks. Quick dry times make these inks ideal for perfecting presses, printers with bindery and finishing departments, and those who want to increase production speeds. The Novavit F918 SUPREME BIO series proves that ecologically responsible products can also perform to the highest standards in print speed, dot sharpness, ink/water balance, color intensity and quality performance on numerous substrates.
Flint Group will also highlight the expanded ARROWSTAR energy curable product line, specifically designed to meet nearly every print application and end use. ARROWSTAR features the UV7700, UV7310, EB1200 and GEMINI series. UV7700 is formulated to meet performance demands of both sheetfed and web printers for paper and board applications. UV7310 for nonporous substrates provides excellent adhesion to even the most difficult substrates. EB1200 serves the demanding packaging market for electron beam web applications on paper and board. The GEMINI hybrid series promotes excellent inter-coat adhesion and minimal gloss reduction when in-line UV coating in sheetfed applications.
In addition, the company will highlight its broad geographic reach. Through an experienced sales force and broad distribution network, Flint Group’s sheetfed printing inks are easy to order and quick to receive, regardless of customer locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Graph Expo attendees may want to visit Flint Group’s sister company, Day International, at Booth 2647. Flint Group acquired Day International in June 2007.
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing, converting, graphic arts and color consuming industries with five specialized 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 specializes 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 colorant 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. Revenues in 2006 were € 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.