Flint rebrands solvent packaging inks

Ink maker Flint Group has reorganised its range of solvent inks and coatings for packaging printing under a single OneCode brand in a bid to reduce waste and make life easier for users.

Flint Group has rationalised all of its solvent packaging inks into the OneCode range.

The OneCode range consists of VertixCode for Flexo printing, MatrixCode for Gravure, HelixCode for dual purpose inks (Flexo and Gravure), and ZenCode, a recently launched range of sustainable solutions. These are complemented by overprint varnishes and primers under the NexisCode brand name, and additives under the AdmixCode brand.

This is partly a rebrand and consolidation of products although Flint says that there are some new inks related to universal bases and sustainable products. It seems that the company reviewed its solvent-based portfolio and the raw materials used in manufacturing and consulted with customers and concluded that simplifying the product range would better address printers’ needs.

Thomas Strohe, senior director of product strategy and segmentation, explained: “Printers and converters will realise multiple benefits when using our OneCode products. With this simplified range of solvent-based inks, we have been able to optimise our customer support with shortened lab response times.  Furthermore, customers can expect a reduction of inventories and lowered order quantities as we’ve been able to deliver less complexity with this ‘min-max’ system – a range that covers the maximum ground of applications with a minimum amount of products.”

He added: “With standardised manufacturing processes across all production sites, our teams are able to deliver consistent product quality time after time. And, finally, with globalised procurement, we are supported with a reliable supply chain with built-in contingency planning for raw materials and finished products.”

For now, the OneCode range is available in Europe but Flint is planning to offer the range worldwide in 2022. According to Flint there is no change in pricing and the product codes will remain the same to help customers transition to the new OneCode range. 

At time of writing, there’s mostly marketing information on the flintgrp.com website but hopefully Flint will get around to adding the detailed technical brochures that it normally provides for its ink and coating products. 


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