February 2018:  Eston Chimica, a leading supplier of inks and coatings to package printers in Italy and Southern Europe, announces a change in its company name and logo.  Effective February 1, 2018, the new company name is Eston Chimica, a Flint Group Company.

In December 2017, Flint Group, a prominent global supplier of inks and coatings to the printing and packaging industry, announced the acquisition of Eston Chimica which manufactures and sells water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications.  The company supports key Paper & Board applications, such as corrugated, shopping bags, paper bags, and various other water-based print jobs.

Doug Aldred, President Packaging Inks for Flint Group, comments, “Flint Group is extremely pleased, and proud, to add Eston Chimica to their family and understands the importance of the Eston Chimica brand.  The respect, customer loyalty, and name recognition of Eston Chimica weighed heavily on the company’s decision to retain the Eston Chimica brand alongside the Flint Group name. The identities, presented together, highlight the new and combined strength of the companies.”

Mr. Nicola Mellon, General Manager Paper & Board Italy and former CEO of Eston Chimica, says, “Flint Group recognises the strong value in the Eston Chimica name. The entire team of Eston Chimica has built an organisation which has grown, prospered, and is well known in the Paper & Board business segment.  We look forward to a strong relationship going forward – one that benefits our internal staff and provides best in class products, services and solutions to the packaging industry in Europe and beyond.”

Starting from early February, customers and industry partners will see the new look of the Eston Chimica brand as the partnership between the two leaders continues to grow and strengthen.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the partnership between Flint Group and Eston Chimica, please contact Deanna Klemesrud at Deanna.klemesrud@flintgrp.com. 

Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2016 were € 2.3 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com .