News/Press Releases

Latest generation !nkredible process inks Series from hubergroup

hubergroup have recently unveiled the latest generation of Process Inks worldwide. Printers can expect the same outstanding qualities, however, as part of our ongoing R & D and continual product development the process ink series has been optimised and now provides:
-       Improved press stability
-       Consistent tonal value increase through the set
-       Greater printer operating tolerance for complying with the ISO12647-2 printing standard
-       Optimum ink film weights for improved ink-on-ink trapping performance
-       Improved 3-colour grey prints
hubergroup UK will still be offering the well known Resista, Reflecta, Rapida, Quickfast and Maxxima process inks. Existing users will automatically be supplied the latest generation !nkredible and new customers are invited to contact us to arrange a supported product trial.


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hubergroup braces itself for the future

Kirchheim near Munich, September 18, 2014

hubergroup boosts its activity to sustainably meet the highly competitive business in a market environment with all its constantly growing challenges. As announced today, hubergroup will further align sales structures and strategic segments by merging its two largest entities in Europe.

hubergroup will merge the two German companies Michael Huber München GmbH and Hostmann-Steinberg GmbH into the new hubergroup Deutschland GmbH. In this merger, redundant structures will be eliminated and processes will be noticeably optimised. In addition, the two producing factories in Celle and Munich will be organised along specific product lines, enabling hubergroup to focus on specific market segments for quickest response time in order to maintain and improve customer satisfaction.

In addition to the activities in Germany, hubergroup will also bolster its market presence in Switzerland so they can adjust better to the regional requirements. Stehlin+Hostag AG and the just acquired AMRA Farben AG in Rapperswil-Jona will merge to hubergroup Schweiz and service the Swiss market entirely from Rapperswil-Jona.

hubergroup says this activity will expand its position as a service-oriented, quality-ink manufacturer. "The upcoming steps are means to ensure sustainable business in a highly competitive market. Shortly after arranging re-financing under improved conditions, our financially solid company now focuses on long-term organisational layout so we will be ready for the future," explains Heiner Klokkers, Member of the Board of MHM Holding GmbH. "As a reliable partner to our customers, quality and service is of highest priority to us. We will continue to set the standard as a supplier of printing inks, printing varnishes and printing products that meet the highest demands," he says. "To ensure all this, we will substantially improve the efficiency of our processes."

Although these measures will create noticeable strengthening of the sites in Germany and improve sales structures of hubergroup Schweiz, job cuts will be unavoidable. Due to its close-down, the Swiss site in Lachen will have to bear the major burden, while the German sites are only affected with minor cuts. To keep the impact socially acceptable, the management of each site is in close contact with the workers' council.


About the hubergroup:


The hubergroup is one of the world’s leading specialists for printing inks, coatings and press room chemistry, currently comprising 40 companies and more than 150 sites. The successful, family-owned enterprise with nearly 250 years of experience and expertise, manufactures high-quality products for packaging, commercial and news printing. With its 3500 employees, the group has realised a turnover of approximately 815 million Euro in 2013.


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Stehlin achieve nationally recognised Customer Service Excellence Award

We are immensely proud to have achieved the nationally recognised Customer Service Excellence Award (CSE).

Every company says and believes it gives great service but what is service and what does it really mean? This is why we implemented a project to achieve a recognised service standard so that having met all the stringent criteria we can now prove we are dedicated to delivering a first class customer experience.

We have already achieved awards in Quality, Health & Safety and the environment which we added to with EMAS and then most recently with Investors in People but this award isn’t an industry lead standard, this is something we have set as a personal goal out of choice because our customers are the most important part of our business.

Huge congratulations to all the Stehlin team on our latest achievement. 


Hubergroup Launches New UV Ink Series for Iron Doped UV Lamps

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Stehlin Hostag Sponsor Flexotech Awards

A fantastic night was had by all at the Flexotech Awards in November. Our congratulations go to Marvaco, winners of the the Sacks & Corrugated pre-print liner award. Read the full story here and for more information on the Flexotech Awards visit The Award for sacks and corrugated pre-print liner sponsored by Stehlin Hostag Ink UK

Hau Hau Champion Premium submitted by Marvaco Oy and PA-HU Oy  

Tapio Alanko (hat), Marvaco customer service manager, with his team receiving the award from David Ward, managing director, Stehlin Hostag Ink UK (third from right)

The judges said: 'Amazing quality obtained from using just a three colour process set - the registration was absolutely spot on! Repro to end result was near perfect, and would have met or likely exceeded client expectations. Outstanding!'

Also nominated:
Brogaarden Optimal No 7 Trotting Cubes submitted by Forum Packaging 
Gelert Holistic Choice Chicken+Rice 12 kg submitted by Forum Packaging


Improved press performance due to Stehlin Hostag products and technical support



Stehlin Hostag agree new ink supply deal with NWN Media




We have just produced our EMAS brochure including our updated EMAS statement. To view and download our brochure, please click on the image or go to the information section of our website


Please click on the image to read the full story in The Print Business magazine about our new HSD Process Inks designed for high speed presses.

If you would like more information on HSD please contact your Sales Manager for more information or call our sales office on 0115 986 0477.












Stehlin Hostag Ink are exhibiting at the forthcoming Sheet Plant Association Conference & Trade show at the Leicester Marriott Hotel on the 25th & 26th February which is the only corrugated exhibition in 2013.




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Stehlin Hostag are proud to announce that they are now members of the Two Sides initative, which was created in 2008 with members from the Graphic Communications Supply Chain, creating a forum for the industry to work together and share experiences; improving standards and practices; maximising customer confidence in our products. There are approaching 100 members at the present time.


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Hickling & Squires becomes first UK printer to achieve UGRA PSO certification.


Hickling & Squires, based in Nottingham, has become the first printer in the UK to achieve UGRA PSO certification. PSO (Process Standard Offset) is a colour quality system that has been adopted worldwide and involves working to print standards throughout the business.

FSA Investigation into Chemical Migration


The FSA are currently undertaking a Survey of 350 food packs produced using carton board, to establish if there is the occurrence of migration of chemicals such as Photo Initiators and Mineral Hydro Carbons into the food.

Open Day at CCL Labels, Ashford


We were delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the recent Open Day at CCL Labels Ashford plant. This event was organised by CCL and was designed to bring their customers and suppliers to their impressive premises for a tour, to meet the CCL team and for industry specific networking and presentations.

Mind the Gap!


Maintaining brand identity through consistency of colour is imperative to brand owners and now there are the further considerations of measuring and reducing your working carbon footprint: crucial for today’s eco-conscious print buyer.




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NewV pack MGA

Special low migration, UV curing sheet-fed offset ink for the safe production of food packaging, conform to EUPIA "guideline in Printing Inks applied to the non-food contact surface of food packaging materials and articles". The No 1 for UV printing with MGA warranty.

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The ACRYLAC MATT group for double-sided coating, provides matt finish with excellent protection properties.

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NewV poly

This UV offset ink is designed for use on non-absorbent substrates, providing optimum adhesion.