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Flint opens new flexo plate plant in Germany

August 8, 2006

After two years of construction, Flint Group Printing Plates (formerly BASF Drucksysteme) has opened its new manufacturing plant in Willstätt, Germany. Speaking at the inauguration of the new plant was Thomas Telser, president of Flint Group Printing Plates, who said that the increased capacity “enables us to further develop our worldwide business, and also ensures delivery to our existing customers. We also show the market our long term commitment to the printing plates business with the new production plant.”

About 300 employees work for Flint Group Printing Plates at the Willstätt site. Besides printing plates, printing inks for packaging applications are also produced there. Starting with letterpress plates, Flint Group Printing Plates has produced photopolymer printing plates in Willstätt since 1969; the first production plant for flexo plates followed in 1978.

According to Thomas Zwez, head of operations, the company has increased its capacity by more than 30 percent and has created 30 new jobs.

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