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Auckland ink plant gets a face lift

Flint Ink has completed an upgrade of its ink plant in Auckland, New Zealand. Flint Ink consolidated the facility¹s manufacturing, product development and warehousing into one site, creating efficiencies and improved capacity. With these improvements, Flint Ink will provide higher quality product, faster turnaround times, and is better positioned to introduce new technologies to customers in the region.

The Auckland facility is the only ink plant in New Zealand to produce a range of ink systems for all printing needs. The plant manufactures conventional and UV paste inks, screen inks and water-based and solvent-based dispersions for the commercial, publication, news and packaging markets.

Flint Ink increased Auckland plant¹s capacity by optimising the plant¹s layout, refurbishing equipment and increasing tank size in mixing areas to allow for bigger batches. The additional capacity will also enable the plant to better service its export markets, including Australia, India, China, and South East Asia.

With the consolidation of the facilities, Flint Ink¹s Auckland product development laboratories and manufacturing are brought together, helping to speed the path from innovation to commercialisation. Flint Ink dedicated a new factory building for the ink plant and purpose built a new laboratory facility that houses quality control, PDL and technical services. The Auckland plant is ISO 9001:2000 certified.