Flint acquires Eston Chimica

Flint Group has acquired Eston Chimica SRL, based in Padova, northern Italy, which manufactures and sells water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications.

Flint has acquired the Italian company Eston Chimica, which makes mainly water-based inks for flexo and gravure printing.

This is part of Flint’s overall growth strategy, with Eston Chimica mainly selling to printers in Italy and Southern Europe. Kim Melander, vice president and general manager for Flint’s Global Strategy in Paper & Board, says that Eston Chimoca has outperformed other suppliers, adding: “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.”

The company, which employs 32 staff, supports key paper and board applications, such as corrugated, shopping bags, paper bags, and various other water-based print jobs.

Melander concludes: “With this partnership, Flint Group will substantially increase its volume output for Paper & Board enabling us to deliver additional products, solutions and expertise to our customers in Italy and Southern Europe – many of which are key international printers. We have the capacity, the expertise, and the ability to serve all major players in this important region.”



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