Flint Group has introduced a low-migration ink mixing station at its facility Moscow, Russia, to boost its production and distribution network of Sheetfed in the country.
Flint Group EMEA Sheetfed sales vice-president Romain Boulot said: "This investment reflects our commitment to the Sheetfed printing industry and especially to our folding carton customers.
"It will complete our geographical footprint and strengthen our local service by offering state-of-the-art local mixing service, including conventional and UV low-migration spot colours."
"Our conventional and UV low-migration product portfolio quality and consistency is well-recognised; we are committed to providing the best supply service across all regions."
The installation of a low-migration ink mixing station adheres to GMP guidelines and is compliant to the recommendations of European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) for food packaging printing.
This move will enable the company's Russian unit to support its local package printing customers by optimising logistics and improving lead times.
This development is the company's growth strategy for core markets besides providing optimal performance and consistency of products to its customers.
Flint Group had entered into a joint venture with Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems in South Africa in June for achieving synergies in supply of ink and coatings.
This new entity, called Flint Group Africa, will cater to the packaging and print media markets of South Africa, as well as the sub-Saharan region.