Flint Group solutions spark celebrations at FIAUK Print Awards
October 2022: Leading print and packaging industry supplier, Flint Group, is celebrating after picking up a duo of bronze awards, whilst its products supported more than 10 companies who won accolades at this year’s FIAUK Print Awards.
At the ceremony held at Silverstone racetrack, Flint Group was recognised for the development of inks and coatings which enhance recyclability, supporting the creation of a circular economy, and have a positive impact on sustainability within the label and packaging value chains.
Flint Group Narrow Web was awarded bronze for its Evolution Primer & Varnish in the Technical Innovation (Supplier) category and Flint Group Packaging received a bronze award for the prestigious Supplier of the Year, which is voted for by printers and customer partners. Meanwhile, 80% of the awards handed out on the night were won by companies using Flint Group inks and coatings on their packaging.
Thomas Gray, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing said: “We would like to congratulate all the winners at this year’s FIAUK Print Awards. We are extremely proud to supply inks and coatings to so many of the award winners, reflecting our continued commitment to innovation and support to the flexographic industry.
“At Flint Group, we understand the importance of sustainability and were delighted that our Evolution range of coating solutions was recognised by the judges for its contribution to simplifying the label and sleeve recycling process.
“We are very honoured to be acknowledged by the FIAUK in achieving the bronze award in the Supplier of the Year category. This is a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of everyone in our team, who have gone above and beyond this year to push the boundary of what we can achieve for our customers. We are grateful to the judges and the industry for recognising our hard work in making packaging more sustainable, and we look forward to building on this success in the future.”
Flint Group Narrow Web launched the Evolution Series of coating products in the autumn of 2021. The UV-flexo coating solutions were developed to improve the recyclability for shrink sleeves and pressure sensitive labels.
Using different chemistries, the Evolution Deinking Primer, for shrink sleeves, and the Evolution Caustic Resistant Overprint Varnish (OPV), for self-adhesive labels, were designed to increase the yield of material in the recycling process. Both coatings have been recognised by the Association of Plastic Recyclers to comply with the critical guidance for PET packaging.
The ‘plug and play’ solutions enable better recycling without impacting ink colour, image quality, code readability or application performance, enabling converters to transition to the new coatings smoothly and easily.
About Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the needs of the global Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board, Narrow Web and Publication industries, both conventional and digitally printed. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks, coatings and additives for Flexographic, Gravure & Offset applications; pressroom chemicals and printing blankets. Furthermore, Flint Group designs and manufactures digital printing presses for labels, corrugated packaging, document and commercial applications. The company is a leader in colour management solutions which are supported by a Global Colour Centre to ensure colour consistency and standardisation. Flint Group strives to support its customers through a relentless focus on developing: innovative products, exceptional levels of service and the security of supply. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6,200 people. Revenues for 2020 were €1.7 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