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Optima at Flint's New Global Innovation Centre in Malmö, Sweden

Flint Group opens its Global Innovation Centre for its Paper & Board packaging inks business in Malmö, Sweden; announces its investment of a SOMA printing press.


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The video from the openning


Malmö, Sweden April 2017: Flint Group continues its innovation and leadership position with the opening of its Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Malmö Sweden. A new normal is now established in the industry where the highest standard of service and support for packaging printers is now a reality.

The opening of the Global Innovation Centre is the latest strategic move by Flint Group, once again proving its focus on innovation, development and the future of packaging inks. At the centre of this facility is Flint Group’s new 8-station SOMA printing press equipped with the latest web handling and both water-based and UV printing capabilities.

Kim Melander, VP Sales EMEA & Global Strategy Paper & Board for Flint Group, says this, “We are extremely proud to announce this next achievement for our Paper & Board packaging inks business. The centre has been specially designed – from the layout of the entire facility to the custom workspaces and workbenches - to focus on the development of products that will shape the future of Paper & Board printing.

“The investment in our new state of the art SOMA printing press is a significant milestone and a clear demonstration that we are fully committed to invest in our industry and support our customers’ growth through an innovative development workflow.” 

Flint Group’s newest innovation centre is a hub of innovation and collaboration, having:

  • A brand new SOMA printing press for product benchmarking and customer trials, equipped with state-of-the-art features for quick job changeover and efficient short run operation. Especially Inkstorm automatic wash-up system, Falcon II fully automated impression setting system, Smart Register semi automated register setting system and Soma´s patented Ink Cartridge, a unique, highly efficient and cost effective solution for printing spot colours on CI presses using a minimum of one liter of ink in the inking loop.

  • A 590 square meter space for press demonstrations and with a sound proof collaboration room.

  • Development and testing labs with advanced analytic testing and proofing equipment.

  • An ‘Academy’ room which can hold up to 25 people and an adjacent free-thinking lounge area for mapping future ideas and solutions.

  • A new GSE ink dispenser and Flint Group’s unique VIVO Colour Solutions toolbox provide the full integrated press room workflow

  • A staff of experts with more than 300 combined years in the packaging industry!

You can read more at http://www.flintgrp.com/en/news-information/press-releases/flint-group-opens-its-global-innovation-centre-for-its-paper-board-packaging-inks-business-in-malmoe-sweden-announces-its-investment-of-a-soma-printing-press/

For more information on Flint Group’s Global Innovation Center (GIC), its Global Colour Center (GCC) or VIVO Colour Solutions, please contact Flint Group at info.packaginginks@flintgrp.com.