Flint Group Paper & Board confirms success of its AQUACode range of inks in Europe.

 Following the successful launch of its AQUACode range of products in 2019, Flint Group Packaging Inks continues to develop new solutions for Paper & Board applications to meet and exceed the needs of global packaging markets.

Paul Winstanley, Senior Director of Technology & Innovation for Flint Group Paper & Board Europe, comments:  “We recognise that through new brand owner designs, changes to consumer behaviour, and the push to improve the sustainability credentials of the packaging market, continued development is critical to support our customers’ ambitions and product strategies.  This is why we are so pleased to confirm the success of our AQUACode range of products for a wide range of water-based packaging applications.

“Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that customers are finding value beyond product quality and are experiencing improvements in their operational efficiencies resulting in significant cost savings.  For example, customers have confirmed that switching to our AQUACode product range has resulted in print quality improvements, reduced waste and improvements in running speeds.

“We are happy to have a customer testimonial from DS Smith and grateful for their input.  We look forward to sharing other customer stories detailing success and encouraging paper-based packaging converters to discover AQUACode.”

Launched under the AQUACode umbrella brand, the range comprises inks series designed to meet the needs of specific packaging and print applications. From corrugated to aseptic packaging, the AQUACode range delivers a host of operational and quality advantages for Paper & Board and Film & Foil printers, as well as providing new sustainability benefits.

The new AQUACode range includes 3 ink series plus coatings & additives:


HexaCode offers class-leading product quality and operational efficiencies. With improved coverage and mileage, the range is ideal for post-print corrugated board applications, as well as shopping bags, paper bags, sacks and other key applications.


OctaCode offers high product strength and resistance to water, oils & fats without compromising print quality.  The OctaCode series is predominantly designed for aseptic, food service and pre-print corrugated packaging and is the supporting technology for printing water-based on film.


Designed to reduce CO2 emissions by using bio-renewable and sustainable technology, the TerraCode series is suitable for a wide range of packaging applications and demonstrates outstanding print quality and coverage that meets and, in some areas, exceeds the quality of products built on conventional raw materials.


Designed to protect and promote, Flint Group’s DecaCode coatings provide enhanced performance in gloss, friction, barrier and other enriched properties. Coatings have been designed for all paper and board applications including digital printing!   Moreover, the DecaCode series includes a range of functional barrier coatings that can support plastic replacement projects.


This wide range of additives, metallic and specialty inks is designed to complement the AQUACode ink ranges with brilliant results for packaging that gets noticed.

For more information on the AQUACode range, visit our website pages Flint Group Paper & Board products for Flexographic Printing | FlintGroup (flintgrp.com)



DS Smith secures print quality and sustainability benefits with Flint Group Packaging Inks’ AQUACode range of water-based inks. Click here to read more.