Flint Group Completes Day International Acquisition

By: E&P Staff Luxembourg-based Flint Group on May 31 completed its acquisition of Day International, maker and distributor of printing blankets, sleeves, pressroom chemicals and printing supplies, which now operates as a business unit of Flint Group, the world's largest privately owned supplier to the printing, converting and colorant industries.

Day International CEO Dennis Wolters will retain his role in the new organization.

Founded in 1905, Day's products complement Flint's product line, increasing its position in the non-ink pressroom consumables market. In the combined organization, nearly 8,300 employees will serve customers from 170 sales, service and manufacturing locations on five continents. Estimated 2007 revenues are $3.32 billion.

Flint Group companies develop, produce and market a range of conventional and UV printing inks, with regional operations providing local service throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and India/Pacific. Other companies in the group include Flint Group Printing Plates, specializing in photopolymer printing plates, and XSYS Print Solutions, specializing in narrow-web inks. Flint Group Pigments produces a range of products and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications.


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