Kiian Group Launches Kiian Specialty at InPrint 2014

Luisago, Como, Italy, 17 March 2014  - Kiian Group, a leading international supplier of inks for textile and industrial markets, has announced that it will use InPrint 2014 (Hannover, Germany, 8th -10th April) as the launch platform to introduce Kiian Specialty, a new business within the Kiian Group.

Part of an ongoing growth strategy to better align its ink and screen chemical manufacturing businesses, this development is designed to streamline production operations and ensure a clearer and faster route to market for Kiian Group products.

Mr Fabio Festorazzi, CEO of Kiian Group will also assume the role of General Manager for Kiian Specialty.

Festorazzi explains, “The launch of Kiian Specialty will meet our objective to better serve our customers and provide them with the best possible products and service. Kiian Group has always had specialty inks for both the textile and industrial markets, so to bring our expertise in line with our new focused direction makes perfect sense. We have invested in recruiting the right people and developing the best products, and we look forward to the success this logical move will make.”

Fabio Festorazzi, assumes role of GM for Kiian Specialty

Frank Jellinek welcomed to Kiian Group

As part of the development of Kiian Specialty, Kiian Group has recruited Frank Jellinek to the role of sales and marketing director. A highly experienced ink specialist, Jellinek has an established and proven track record within the specialty chemicals industry. This includes roles spent at Laporte (later Rockwood Industries) and subsequent global sales and business development positions with Flint Ink and Pemco International.

A Dutch national, Jellinek, has worked and studied in various European countries and holds a Masters Degree in Management from the ESCP business school.

Jellinek comments, "I am delighted to join Kiian at such a positive time for the company. The last few years have seen the traditional screen business live in the shadow of the high growth digital ink segment. Now we have a strategic commitment to clearly focus upon building the specialty side of the business in order to achieve the ambitious targets the company has set itself. In 2014 Kiian Specialty Inks will launch a new benchmark setting inks for textile printing, where the company is already a leading international player. Similarly, on the industrial side we are deploying a number of technological and commercial initiatives that will propel us forward.”

Kiian to participate in InPrint conference programme

Underscoring its objective to ensure users optimise their use of Kiian technology within their operations, Frank Jellinek will deliver a free-to-attend presentation entitled ‘Slide Decals – The New Frontiers’ on Thursday April 10th from 11.30hrs until 12.00hrs in the InPrint Showcase Theatre (Hall 21). This informative presentation will explain the benefits afforded by the slide decals decorative process and how the technology is expanding to other market segments such as substrates and objects.


About KIIAN Group:

Headquartered in Luisago, Como, Italy, Kiian Group is a leading global supplier of high quality, sustainable specialty products that provide unique printing solutions for the graphic, textile and industrial markets. With a worldwide distribution network and with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, Kiian Group delivers solutions for screen, industrial, specialty and digital printing. Among our products are sublimation, disperse, eco-solvent and pigment inks, for applications such as sportswear, swimwear, snow gear, glass, flags and banners, displays, packaging and much more.

Kiian is the preferred partner for those seeking consistent quality and reliability in transfer and direct printing.

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