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Arcar Graphics is acquired

July 20, 2005

Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation (EIC), of Morganton, NC, recently signed an agreement to acquire Arcar Graphics, a subsidiary of Flint Ink North America Corporation. The transaction was expected to close at the end of August.
Arcar Graphics, based in West Chicago, IL, manufactures water based and UV curable flexographic and screen printing inks. It became a unit of Flint Ink when Flint purchased the Alper Ink Group in 2000.
According to EIC President Ed Redman, “there will be no change in customer products for the foreseeable future. To optimize service and delivery, Arcar customers will benefit from the existing EIC branch distribution network.” Currently EIC has eight locations: Worcester, MA; Baltimore; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Chicago; Ontario; Dallas, and Morganton. The company also has a facility in the Netherlands.
Environmental Inks and Coatings is privately owned and among the top 20 international ink companies. It specializes in water