Flint Group has acquired Padova, Italy-based Eston Chimica SRL, which manufactures and sells water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Italy and Southern Europe. The company supports key paper and board applications, such as corrugated, shopping bags, paper bags, and various other water-based print jobs.
Kim Melander, Vice President & General Manager EMEA and Global Strategy, Paper & Board, says, “Flint Group is 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. 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.”
Nicola Mellon, CEO of Eston Chimica, states, “The team at Eston Chimica 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 Flint Group. In combining our strengths, we are able to offer our customers cutting edge innovations in both inks and coatings and customer-focused support. The water-based packaging print sector is growing and changing; this partnership gives us the opportunity to stay one-step ahead and effectively plan for the future.”
Kim Melander (left) and Nicola Mellon