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March 31, 2015 7:38 AM ET


Company Overview of Flint Group S.A.

Company Overview

Flint Group S.A. manufactures and distributes flexography, gravure, sheetfed, UV offset, news print, heatset, letterpress, metal decorating, UV screen, consumables, and colorant products for printing and packaging, converting, and colorant industries. Its product portfolio includes narrow Web labels, printing plates, plate making equipment, washout solvents, sleeves and adapters, and die-cutting blankets and anvil covers for flexographic applications; printing inks that include metallic and fluorescent colors for gravure printing; and commercial inks, commercial coatings and varnishes, offset blankets, pressroom chemistry, and coating/embossing plates for sheetfed applications. The company a...

26b, Boulevard Royal

Luxembourg,  2449


Founded in 1997


44 161 776 6810


44 161 775 5415

Key Executives for Flint Group S.A.

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Advisory Board
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Advisory Board
Age: 45
President of Print Media Transatlantic and Japan
President of China & India Regions, Print Media Europe Division, Pigments, Chips & Resins Division - Group Global Operations
President of Packaging and Narrow Web for EMEA and North America
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Flint Group S.A. Key Developments

Flint Group Announces New Advisory Board

Flint Group announced details of its new Advisory Board which will oversee and support the work of its Executive Management Team following its recent change of ownership. Pierre­Marie De Leener, currently Chairman of the Braas Monier Building Group and a Director of  Trinseo  has  joined  Flint  Group  and  will  lead  the  new  Advisory  Board  as  Chairman  and successor  to  Charles  Knott. Also joining the Board as Executive Director is David W. Scheible, who is currently Chairman and CEO of Graphic Packaging. Antoine Fady, CEO Flint Group and Steve Dryden, CFO Flint Group will also join shareholder representatives to complete the Board membership.

Flint Group Launches New Plate Designed for the nyloflex ® NExT Exposure Technology

Flint Group lunched new plate designed for the nyloflex ® NExT exposure technology. The nyloflex ® NExT exposure technology has impressed the market with its simple way of producing flat top dots and surface screenings. To enhance this further, Flint Group Flexographic Products presents with nyloflex ® NEF Digital a new high durometer plate that is especially designed for the nyloflex ® NExT exposure technology, for printing of flexible packaging and labels. Developed for the efficient creation of flat top dots and an excellent reproduction of surface screenings, the new plate shows an outstanding quality in highlight areas due to a stable reproduction of the finest highlights and smooth vignettes. It allows for a reduced bump-up, while reaching the first tonal values of e.g. 0.8 to 1.2% at 60 L/cm (152 lpi), hence increasing the image contrast. The ink lay-down can be significantly improved and a high solid ink density achieved when surface screens are applied. The result is a brilliant print performance on film, foil and coated paper substrates. The short exposure and quick washout times enhance the productivity of plate processing. The new printing plate enables one to exploit the full potential of the nyloflex ® NExT exposure technology. Flat top dots are less impression sensitive, enabling less dot gain variances on press. With the nyloflex ® NExT exposure technology, no additional processing steps, such as lamination, or additional auxiliaries (like nitrogen supply or film materials) are required, thus making it a more cost effective option. Although the nyloflex ® NEF Digital plate is especially designed for high-output UV LED exposure, it can also be exposed with regular tube light units. Compared to other digital plates in the market, additional benefits can be generated when the nyloflex ® NEF Digital plate is exposed with conventional tube light: the new plate is able to reproduce flat top dots with surface screening patterns. Though being less distinct than with the nyloflex ® NExT exposure, these screens enable one to achieve a more even ink lay down than reached when regular digital plates are used. In addition, nyloflex ® NEF Digital plates require a lower bump up, which allows for the increase of grey levels in printing and the capability to increase the image contrast as compared to regular digital plates in the market. The new photopolymer printing plate, nyloflex ® NEF Digital, will be available to the market in the thicknesses of 114 (0.045”) and 170 (0.067”) in the beginning of August 2014.

Flint Group Unveils New Line of UV Flexo Coatings for UV LED Curing

Flint Group announced that it has unveiled a new line of UV flexo coatings for UV LED curing under the EkoCure brand name. Flint Group's EkoCure Coatings are developed using specially selected raw materials that match the narrow and targeted wavelength area that is typical for UV LED lamp output, and are the first commercially available UV LED coatings available in the market. The range of EkoCure UV flexo coatings available include: gloss coating; matte coating; product resistant coating; low COF shrink coating; cast and cure coating; rotary screen tactile coating; primer coating for non-topcoated films; primer coating for various shrink films; non-yellowing coating; and coatings with or without optical brighteners. EkoCure products are available in a complete range of UV flexo inks, from all base colours in the Pantone base range, as well as UV rotary screen whites designed for combination printing. The EkoCure ink range also offers a complete portfolio of metallic inks, and varnishes with more exciting developments on the horizon.

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