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(L-R) Kim Melander, Flint Group, and Nicola Mellon, Eston Chimica
Following the company strategy to grow not only organically, but also through tactical acquisition, Flint Group has linked up with Eston Chimica.
The Italian manufacturer produces and sells water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Italy and Southern Europe. The company also supports key paper and board applications, such as corrugated, shopping bags, paper bags, and various other water-based print jobs.
Kim Melander, Flint Group's vice president and general manager EMEA and global strategy, paper and board, said, 'We are 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. The state of the art facility in Italy is fully automated providing our company 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, stated, 'Our team is the principal reason for our business success thus far and we are very excited by the prospect of growing our business as part of this partnership. In combining our strengths, we are able to offer our customers cutting edge innovations in both inks and coatings and customer-focused support. Business will continue as usual for existing customers with significant benefits being rolled out over the coming months. We genuinely look forward to our future as part of the Flint Group team.'