Flint Group Packaging Inks has identified four strategic pillars, key to successfully achieving its sustainability ambitions

Outlined in a new white paper published by Flint Group, the four pillars set out a program of objectives and milestones that align with the company’s vision of realizing a truly circular economy within the packaging industry.

‘The new four pillar approach provides our...

Sun Chemical acquires Sensient Imaging Technologies to expand its inkjet ink capabilities and expertise

The strategic investment in Sensient Imaging Technologies, a supplier of digital inks, will allow Sun Chemical and DIC to expand its inkjet ink capabilities and expertise using complementary technologies that will further strengthen the standards of services and technologies to its customers and...

 UV LED offers long-term improvements to the label converter’s bottom line

Nearly a decade after their introduction, UV LED curable inks are being adopted at an accelerated pace by label converters. The ink’s benefits over ‘conventional’ mercury UV inks – better and faster curing, improved sustainability and lower running costs – are becoming more widely understood....

L-R: Dave Jeffers, new  territory sales manager for digital printing at Michelman; Pete Petrie, new sales director for printing and packaging, Americas region at Michelman

Pete Petrie joins Michelman as the sales director for printing and packaging, Americas region. He began his career at Avery Dennison and most recently spent 23 years with WS Packaging Group. He led multiple teams which were responsible for the labels for the package decoration market segment,...

L-R: Hanns Martin Kaiser, vice president, paper and board EMEA and liquid food packaging at Siegwerk; Jens Frings, managing director of Varcotec

This innovative dispersion varnish is said to be the first of its kind and was developed in cooperation with a spin-off company affiliated with the University of Regensburg, Germany. The antimicrobial effectiveness of this product has already been confirmed by several independent testing...

Flint Group Packaging Inks has confirmed the implementation of a North American price increase across all product lines for flexible packaging for its solvent-based business as of July 15

Supply across several raw material categories has tightened and costs have risen due to a more constrained market. Solvent costs, notably isopropyl alcohol, have risen to a level that mandates the company pass along a portion of the increase.  Additionally, the market has seen significant cost...

GIS appoints Steve Jeffels as CFO

Jeffels has an extensive financial, strategic and commercial experience coupled with a top-level MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA. Prior to joining GIS, he has had many years of experience advising multinational companies (including Arthur Andersen, General Motors,...

Flint Group Packaging Inks unveils formation of the Sustainability Task Force in new white paper, which details company’s actions towards sustainability

The paper outlines the environmental challenges faced by the industry past, present and future, and examines how Flint Group Packaging Inks, through the actions of its task force, can provide sustainable technologies, insight and collaboration for its key stakeholders.

According to the...

Ruco Druckfarben in Germany

Founded in 1857, Ruco Druckfarben is a medium-sized system provider of highly specialized industrial inks for screen, pad, gravure, flexo and dry offset printing. The company has approximately 150 employees with representatives in more than 70 countries, and a blending and warehouse facility in...

Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sensient Imaging Technologies

The strategic investment in Sensient Imaging Technologies, a supplier of digital inks, will allow Sun Chemical and DIC to expand its inkjet ink capabilities and expertise using complementary technologies that will further strengthen the standards of services and technologies to its customers and...

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