Flint Group to raise prices on plates.

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* Effective January 1, 2013, Flint Group Flexographic Products will raise prices for photopolytner printing plates by 3% to recover general cost increases. According to the company, energy costs have risen by more than 20% since 2007: additionally, major increases are expected due to the move to renewable energies. Transportation and logistic costs have constantly gone up during recent years, and future increases are already becoming evident.

In a statement, the company says:" As a result of the economic crisis at the end of 2008, raw material prices escalated and still remain at a continuing high level; a recovery cannot be seen. Furthermore, photopolymer printing plates are manufactured with several special raw materials, which are exclusively produced (Dr these products."

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