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DateRegionCompanyEventSubject Matter
2010
EuropeFlint GroupFlint Group, a leading global solutions provider to the Packaging and Print Media industries, acquired Torda, a leading manufacturer of printing inks for the packaging markets in Northern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East with a substantial presence in Eastern Europe.Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2009
EuropeFlint GroupFlint Group, a world-leading supplier to the printing and packaging industry, and Unirep, a major supplier to the Turkish paper and packaging industry, establish joint ventureMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2009
GlobalFlint GroupNew customer-orientated organisation structure announcedMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
GlobalFlint GroupFlint Group acquires specialist anti-set-off manufacturer Russell-Webb LtdMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
ANZFlint GroupFlint Group and Lindgens sign joint venture agreement for metal decorating business in Australia and New ZealandMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
GlobalFlint GroupIntroduction of nyloflex® Seal F Digital – the first photopolymer coating plate based on polyester foil for digital imagingMarketplace / Product Advancements
2008
EuropeFlint GroupIntroduction of the new ink-coating system INULINEMarketplace / Product Advancements
2008
GlobalDay InternationalDay International acquires Hydro Dynamic Products (HDP), a well-established manufacturer of pressroom chemicalsMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
ANZFlint GroupFlint Group acquires Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New ZealandMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
GlobalFlint GroupCombination of the Flint Group Printing Plates business with the rotec sleeve business and formation of a new division Flint Group Flexographic ProductsMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
GlobalXSYS Print SolutionsXSYS Print Solutions changes name to Flint Group Narrow WebMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2007
GlobalFlint Group, Day InternationalFlint Group acquires Day International, a world leader in manufacturing and distributing printing blankets, sleeves, pressroom chemicals and printing supplies.Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2007
GlobalFlint GroupFlint Group appoints Charles Knott as Chief Executive OfficerPersonnel
2006
GlobalFlint Group Printing PlatesFlint Group Printing Plates introduces the first digital coating plateMarketplace / Product Advancements
2006
GlobalFlint Group Printing PlatesFlint Group Printing Plates launches nyloflex infinity® technology for manufacturing seamless polymer sleevesMarketplace / Product Advancements
2005
GlobalFlint GroupFlint Group forms from the union of Flint Ink Corporation and XSYS Print Solutions. Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2004
GlobalDay InternationalIntroduction of the compressible layer DurazoneTMMarketplace / Product Advancements
2004
Asia Flint InkFlint Ink establishes News Ink plant in Beijing, ChinaMarketplace / Product Advancements
2004
GlobalBPS / ANIXSYS Print Solutions is formed from the merger of BASF Printing Systems and ANI Printing InksMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2004
GlobalBPSBASF launches direct laser engravable flexo platesMarketplace / Product Advancements
2004
GlobalANIAkzo Nobel Inks changes its name to ANI Printing InksMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2003
AsiaPigmentsFlint Ink opens Arrowhead Trading, supplying pigments to the Asia and India/Pacific markets and increasing its vertical integrationMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2003
EUANIANI acquires the Belgian company Trenal, which is integrated into the News Ink divisionMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2003
GlobalBPSBASF introduces the first digital letterpress plates Marketplace / Product Advancements
2003
GlobalFlint InkFlint Ink acquires the coldset and heatset business of SICPA and in return divests its worldwide business of security inks used on currency and other negotiable instrumentsMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2003
NAFlint InkFlint Ink forms an alliance with KBA North AmericaMarketplace / Product Advancements
2002
AsiaFlint InkFlint Ink opens a liaison office in Shanghai to support supply chain activitiesMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2002
EUFlint-SchmidtFlint-Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG is formed through the merger of Gebrüder Schmidt Druckfarben and Flint Ink's European operationsMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2002
GlobalANIAkzo Nobel Inks is privatised following a management buy-outMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2001
EUFlint InkFlint Ink Europe opens its state-of-the-art sheetfed ink mother plant in Helmond, the NetherlandsMarketplace / Product Advancements
2001
IPFlint InkFlint Ink Europe acquires a majority interest in Incowax, a Bangalore, India-based flexible packaging ink specialistMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2001
LAFlint InkFlint Ink Latin America Corporation acquires INKS-Chemicals B&T, SA, a paste ink manufacturer based in Caracas, VenezuelaMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2001
NAFlint InkAn alliance is established with Flint Ink and MAN Roland to enhance product and service offerings to North American customers of both companiesMarketplace / Product Advancements
2000
EUFlint-SchmidtGebrüder Schmidt opens the largest fully automated production plant in Europe for newspaper inks in CologneMarketplace / Product Advancements
2000
EUFlint InkManders Premier adopts the Flint Ink identity of Flint Ink EuropeMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2000
GlobalFlint InkFlint Ink introduces GlobaLink, a sophisticated colour replication system permitting remote colour matching on a global basisMarketplace / Product Advancements
2000
IPFlint InkFlint Ink acquires Creanova Inks in the India/Pacific region Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2000
NAFlint InkFlint Ink acquires Alper Ink Group in the Americas, including Progressive Ink, Patriot Ink, Alper Dispersions, Arcar Graphics and Kromos SAMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1999
GlobalBPSBASF launches digital flexo platesMarketplace / Product Advancements
1999
LAFlint InkFlint Ink acquires Argentina-based Polychem S.A., a packaging ink manufacturer; The Ink Company, a California-based ink manufacturer; and Companhia Quimica Industrial Brasileira (CQIB), a Brazilian-based manufacturer of inks for news, packaging, publication and commercial printing applicationsMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1998
EU; IPFlint InkFlint Ink acquires UK-based Manders Premier, adding to Flint Ink's operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India/Pacific. Pacific Rim operations unite to form Flint Ink Asia/PacificMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1998
GlobalANIAkzo Nobel Inks acquires Louis Werneke, USA, and Label Inks, UKMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1997
EUBPSBPS receives ISO 9001 certificationMarketplace / Product Advancements
1997
EUBPSBASF Lacke + Farben AG is liquidated, and BASF Printing Systems (BPS) is formedMarketplace / Product Advancements
1997
GlobalFlint InkGeographic restructuring brings Canadian and US operations together as Flint Ink North America; Rendic International and Flint Ink Mexicana S de RL de CV form Flint Ink Latin AmericaMarketplace / Product Advancements
1996
EUANICasco Nobel Inks changes name to Akzo Nobel InksMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1996
EUFlint-SchmidtGebrüder Schmidt opens innovative new purification plant in FrankfurtMarketplace / Product Advancements
1996
EUFlint-SchmidtGS Berlin is merged into Gebrüder Schmidt DruckfarbenMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1996
GlobalANIAkzo Nobel Inks is the first company in the world to receive triple certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for quality, health, security and environmentMarketplace / Product Advancements
1996
NAFlint InkFlint Ink acquires BASF Corporation's North American Graphics GroupMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1995
EUANI Casco Nobel Inks acquires Lindgens Druckfarben, GermanyMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1995
EUANINobel Industries merges with Dutch company Akzo. The Akzo Nobel group is bornMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1995
NAFlint InkFlint Ink begins the process of ISO 9002 certification for its sitesMarketplace/Product Advancements
1995
NAFlint InkFlint Ink Corporation acquires Continental Inks CorporationMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1995
NAPigmentsCDR Pigments & Dispersions receives ISO 9002 CertificationMarketplace / Product Advancements
1994
EuropeRotec HülsensystemeThe rotec Blue Light Sleeve success story makes its market debutMarketplace / Product Advancements
1994
NAFlint InkFlint Ink of Canada purchases Lester Ink and Coatings CompanyMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1994
NAFlint InkThree acquisitions increase Flint Ink's global presence: Rendic International, a Miami distributor of graphic arts supplies to Latin America and Asia Pacific markets; North American Printing Ink Company (NAPIC); outstanding shares of Flint Mexicana, assuming full ownershipMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1993
EUFlint-SchmidtGebrüder Schmidt receives Quality Management System certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 Marketplace / Product Advancements
1992
NAFlint InkFlint Ink establishes digital printing ink divisionMarketplace / Product Advancements
1991
NAPigments, Flint Ink Flint Ink is reorganised: S&V Printing Ink, Capitol Printing Ink and Cal/Ink begin operating under the Flint Ink Corporation name; Chromatic Color, Ridgeway Color and Drew Graphics begin operating as CDR Pigments & Dispersions; S&V Screen Inks become Summit Screen Inks; LeMaster Litho Supply is acquiredMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1990
EuropeRotec HülsensystemeRotec Hülsensysteme is founded in Ahaus/GermanyEarly beginnings
1990
EUANINobel Industries purchases Blark&Mahrt, Denmark, and Crown Berger Irlam Inks, UKMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1990
NA Flint InkFlint Ink establishes Environmental Health & Safety DepartmentMarketplace / Product Advancements
1990
NA Flint InkLeveraged buyout of Allied-Signal's Sinclair & Valentine division is completed, giving Flint Ink a strong presence in the commercial and packaging printing ink segments. The S&V acquisition includes David M blanket supplierMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1989
EUANINobel Industries merges AB G-Man with Sadolin Printing Inks, forming Casco Nobel InksMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1989
GlobalBPSBASF introduces the first chlorine-free washout solvent for processing of flexo plates (nylosolv®)Marketplace / Product Advancements
1988
NAFlint InkFirst rub-free black news ink is introduced by Flint InkMarketplace / Product Advancements
1987
EUANISwedish firm Nobel Industries buys Sadolin & HolmbladMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1987
EUPigmentsLineco B.V. is founded, originally to serve the line-marking business primarily with dry pigment powder and pigment dispersions, but growing to supply many colourants to many markets, including the paper, latex, viscose, agro and ink industriesMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1986
NAFlint InkFlint Ink acquires Capitol Printing Ink, providing a larger presence on the East Coast of the US, particularly in the commercial and heatset marketsMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1985
GlobalBPSBASF acquires the Inmont Group (USA), Fishburn (Great Britain), and Icificis (Italy)Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1985
NAFlint InkCompletion of Flint Ink's second varnish plant furthers vertical integrationMarketplace / Product Advancements
1984
NAPigmentsFlint Ink acquires Drew Graphics, manufacturer of water dispersions for ink, paper, paint and coatings industriesMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1982
EuropeDay InternationalVarn Products, the Chemical Division of Day International is established in the UKMarketplace / Product Advancements
1980
NAPigmentsChromatic Color is incorporated and begins to produce dry and flushed colour in a move towards vertical integrationMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1978
GlobalBPSBASF begins producing flexo platesEarly beginnings
1978
NAFlint InkFlint Ink pioneers use of conductivity to monitor concentration of fountain solutionMarketplace / Product Advancements
1977
LAFlint InkJoint venture between Flint Ink and Sun-Fast results in Flint Mexicana SA de CV, the second-largest ink manufacturer in MexicoMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1975
NAFlint InkFlint Ink acquires Cal/Ink, boosting heatset and sheetfed business, especially on the West Coast of the USMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1972
EUBPSBASF Farben + Fasern AG (later BASF Lacke + Farben AG) is founded, incorporating BASF's two 1970s acquisitionsMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1970
EUBPSBASF AG buys Siegle as well as Kast & EhingerMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1970
NAFlint InkFlint Ink pioneers the use of alkaline fountain solutions for newspaper printing in the 1970sMarketplace / Product Advancements
1969
EUBPSKast & Ehinger takes over the Falck-Roussel Group in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and TunisiaMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1965
GlobalBPSBASF enters the printing plate businessEarly beginnings
1960
GlobalBPSK+E plays a pioneering role in introducing sheetfed printing as we know it today by inventing quickly absorbing Novavit inks in the 1960sMarketplace / Product Advancements
1960
NAFlint InkFlint Ink expands into the publication gravure market sectorMarketplace / Product Advancements
1958
NAFlint-SchmidtSchmidt Printing Inks Ltd is founded in Montreal, CanadaMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1957
NAFlint InkHoward Flint Ink Company changes name to Flint Ink CorporationMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1950
NAFlint InkCalifornia Ink Company, aka Cal/Ink, develops the first magnetic inks for check imprinting in the U.S.Marketplace / Product Advancements
1947
EUANIGleitsmann is privatised, and AB G-Man is bornEarly beginnings
1946
NADay InternationalThe company unveils its first printing blanket for lithographic offset printingMarketplace / Product Advancements
1940
NAFlint InkCal/Ink is the first US company to produce and sell lithol red pigmentsMarketplace / Product Advancements
1940
NAFlint Ink In the 1940s, all Flint Ink branches are equipped with full quality control and formulation labs; rigid product specifications are establishedMarketplace / Product Advancements
1936
NAFlint InkFlint Ink acquires Temple Inks Company of Denver, Colorado, USAMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1933
NADay InternationalIntroduction of the first synthetic rubber printing rollerMarketplace / Product Advancements
1922
NAFlint InkFlint Ink is the first in the industry to use tanker truck delivery, beginning with letterpress news ink and later other ink typesMarketplace / Product Advancements
1920
EUFlint-SchmidtGebrüder Schmidt begins to open an increased amount of subsidiaries throughout EuropeMergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1920
NAFlint InkHoward Flint Ink company is founded in Detroit, Michigan, USA to serve the North American news ink marketEarly beginnings
1920
NAFlint InkFlint Ink initiates raw materials testingMarketplace / Product Advancements
1920
NAFlint InkFlint Ink implements instrumented Quality Control proceduresMarketplace / Product Advancements
1905
NADay InternationalThe Dayton Rubber Manufacturing Company is foundedEarly beginnings
1901
EUANIGerman company E.T. Gleitsmann begins producing printing inks in Trelleborg, SwedenEarly beginnings
1900
EUFlint-SchmidtGebrüder Schmidt begins manufacturing coloured inksMarketplace / Product Advancements
1891
NABPSKast + Ehinger expands to North America, opening a branch in New YorkMarketplace / Product Advancements
1889
EUBPSGustav Siegle takes ownership of Kast + Ehinger, operating it completely separately from his own company, G. Siegle + Co.Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1878
EUFlint-SchmidtThe Schmidt brothers launch Gebrüder Schmidt GmbH Druckfarben in Frankfurt to manufacture black inksEarly beginnings
1865
EUBPSAlbert M. Kast printing ink company is founded, renamed Kast + Ehinger in 1868Early beginnings
1845
EUBPSGustav Siegle opens G. Siegle + Co. in Munich, GermanyEarly beginnings
1845
EUPigmentsThe Heinrich Siegle colourant factory is founded in MunichEarly beginnings
1777
EUANISadolin & Holmblad is founded in DenmarkEarly beginnings
1773
EUFlint InkManders is founded in the UKEarly beginnings
 
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