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Flint Group Makes North American Debut At FTA 2006, Showcasing Increased Offerings For Flexible Packaging Converters

Published on 2006-04-06. Author : SpecialChem

ANN ARBOR, MI -- Flint Group, created by the merger of American-owned Flint Ink Corporation and European-based XSYS Print Solutions, will make its North American tradeshow debut at FTA's 2006 INFO*FLEX exhibition. Attendees will learn about Flint Group's broader-than-ever offerings for flexible packaging printers, including wide web inks, printing plates, narrow web inks and personalized services.

Flint Group's North American Packaging Ink Division will highlight Sterling II process inks for wide web applications. Sterling II inks allow flexographic printers to print clean, sharp process work at a wide range of speeds. Additionally, the inks are nitrocellulose compatible, deliver high bonds and offer low solvent retention levels on most films used for flexible packaging. Visit Booth 314 for more information.

Flint Group Printing Plates will introduce its nyloflex® infinity equipment system, the company’s technology for manufacturing seamless blank sleeves in a 60-minute process involving only three steps. Flint Group Printing Plates will also showcase its recently-launched nyloflex® ACT plate with its state-of-the-art line of nyloflex® brand photopolymer printing plates for flexographic printing on film, paper and cartons. Printing plates are offered in conventional and digital imaging formats for processing sheet photopolymer printing plates. A full line of plate-making equipment complements Flint Group’s line of printing plates for package printing. Visit Booth 626 for more information.

XSYS Print Solutions, Flint Group's independently operated narrow web ink company, will showcase their wide product range of high quality, consistent, press-ready products, including UV and water-based flexo inks. In addition, XSYS will offer information about their wide range of varnishes, adhesives and primers, as well as inks for brand security and other specialty applications. Visit Booth 321 for more information about these products.

About Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing, converting, and colorants industries. Flint Group companies develop, produce and market a wide range of conventional and UV printing inks on a global basis, with regional operations that provide local service throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and India/Pacific. Other companies in the group include Flint Group Printing Plates, specializing in photopolymer printing plates, and XSYS Print Solutions, specializing in narrow web inks. Jetrion LLC provides digital inks, equipment and integration services to the industrial printing market. Flint Group Pigments produces a range of pigment products and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group operates more than 150 facilities worldwide, employs nearly 8,000 people. Estimated 2005 revenues are $US 2.7 billion (Euro 2.23 billion), positioning the company as the number one or number two supplier in every major region it serves.

Source: Flint Group

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