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Flint Group has acquired Italy based Eston Chimica combining two suppliers of inks and coatings in the packaging industry. Eston Chimica manufactures and sells water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Southern Europe.  The company supports paper & board applications, such as corrugated, shopping bags, paper bags, and various other water-based print jobs.
Kim Melander, vice president & general manager EMEA and Global Strategy, Paper & Board, says, “Flint Group is very happy to join together with Eston Chimica. We have found the ‘right’ partner; a company who, with the dedicated support of its employees, has been very successful in recent years outgrowing the market as compared to other suppliers.”
He continues, “Eston Chimica’s state of the art facility in Italy is fully automated providing Flint Group important geographic expansion plus full manufacturing capabilities in Southern Europe - an excellent complement to our established manufacturing facility in Europe.”
Nicola Mellon, CEO of Eston Chimica, states, “The team at Eston Chimica is the principal reason for our business success thus far and we are very excited.”