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Flint announces global price increase

Flint Group Packaging announces the intention to increase the prices of its ink and coating products, effective 1st April 2021.

The company cited “extraordinarily turbulent set of supply chain conditions, exacerbated by the global pandemic” as a reason for the price increase.

Costs are increasing and supply is tightening across almost all procurement categories: multiple petrochemical derivatives such as resins & solvents; pigments, and freight, are three of the most volatile areas.

“The unusual set of supply chain conditions currently witnessed are some of the most severe I have seen. Our business is facing substantial cost and availability headwinds, across multiple raw material categories. Resins, solvents and pigments (including Titanium Dioxide), are particularly problematic,” said Doug Aldred, President of Flint Group Packaging Inks.

Flint Group Packaging continues to collaborate with all its global supply chain partners, in order to mitigate as many negative effects as possible. However, recent upstream force majeure announcements and the acute global freight imbalance is impeding some corrective actions.

“Regrettably, despite our tenacious efforts to offset cost and risk for our valued customers, the pronounced and prolonged pressure – experienced in some categories since mid-2020 – has forced us to act. Some raw materials, such as UV resins, additives and pigments, are reaching cost peaks not witnessed in the last ten years or more” said, Emmanuel Bareaud, President of Flint Group Narrow Web.

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