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Flint Ink Highlights ink systems and coatings products at CMM Show

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

ANN ARBOR, MI(February 11, 2003) – Flint Ink, the world’s largest privately-owned ink company, will exhibit its complete line of high-performance ink systems and coatings products at CMM International, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, April 14 – 17, 2003. Special attention will be on Flint Ink’s UV/EB systems, PROFLEX TNT water-based ink systems for towel, napkin and tissue printing, and OPTIMISER Ink Dispensing technology. “CMM visitors to the Flint Ink booth will learn about some of the most advanced printing solutions available,” says Steve D’Angelo, director of marketing, Flint Ink Packaging Division. “Our systems and technologies are sophisticated tools that can help printers meet production challenges on a variety of applications in order to drive new business.” Show Highlights Flint Ink’s energy curable ink systems to be featured include GEMINI and MATRIXCURE UV ink systems and ARROWBEAM EB ink systems. These systems combine curability, runnability and functionality for enhanced sheetfed and web applications for flexible packaging, folding carton and label printing. Based on proprietary resin chemistry, Flint Ink UV/EB inks offer fast through-cure, improved gray balance, greater ink/water latitude for faster make-readies, and excellent on-press performance. Flint Ink coatings to be highlighted include ARROWCURE UV and ARROWBEAM EB coating systems. These coatings are user-friendly energy curable systems that provide excellent gloss and chemical resistance, ensuring the integrity of printed graphics. They can be used in flexographic, gravure and offset applications.  PROFLEX TNT, the company’s water-based ink system formulated exclusively for the towel, napkin and tissue industry, exhibits excellent bleed/rub characteristics and offers low pH and low viscosity for minimal on-press maintenance. PROFLEX TNT meets all industry standards for hygiene and is available in finished line colors and high-strength process colors. Flint Ink’s OPTIMISER Ink Dispensing system,an electronically controlled canister- based system, gives sheetfed and web printers greater control over the printing process. Printers gain print quality, minimize color variation and reduce waste. The OPTIMISER’S usage tracking and reporting capabilities also improves efficiency. Founded in 1920, Flint Ink offers a comprehensive range of flexographic, sheetfed, web offset, gravure, UV/EB curable, and digital inks. Operations are organized into six segments: North America, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Flint-Schmidt in Europe, Digital and CDR Pigments & Dispersions. Flint Ink operates nearly 100 facilities worldwide, employs approximately 5,000 people and has sales in excess of $1.4 billion USD worldwide. For additional information on Flint Ink’s energy curable ink systems and coatings, and Ink Dispensing technology for packaging applications, E-mail: Steve.D’Angelo@flintink.com. For additional information on Flint Ink’s value-added products and services, contact: Rita Conrad, director of corporate communications, Flint Ink: 4600 Arrowhead Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; Tel: 734-622-6362; Fax: 734-622-6131; E-mail: Rita.Conrad@flintink.com. Internet: www.flintink.com.




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