PLYMOUTH, MI - Flint Group announced the acquisition of American Inks and Coatings (AIC) based in Pine Bluff, AR. The investment is an important part of Flint Group’s long-range strategy to grow in key segments around the world.

The strategic acquisition combines two well-established suppliers of inks and coatings to the North American packaging industry, creating a strategic position for Flint Group in the paper and board packaging segment and an enhanced position in the flexible packaging segment. With this investment, Flint Group will extend its reach and expand its product portfolio, strengthening its overall support of packaging printers in the North America region.

The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including necessary regulatory approvals, and should be completed later in 2016.