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DuPont celebrates 50 years of Cyrel Flexographic Solutions at drupa

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At drupa 2024, the DuPont Cyrel Flexographic Solutions’ team will celebrate 50 years of delivering innovation to the global flexographic printing industry by showcasing its next generation portfolio of solutions that meet today’s packaging and printing trends. 


‘The drupa 2024 show will be a superb platform for us to demonstrate our commitment to the industry and celebrate the Cyrel legacy with our customers and partners. To our team, customer support and partnership means delivering on all fronts – product and service innovation, sustainability, quality, and performance. We are excited to present so many promising technologies at this expo to keep perfecting flexo together with our customers,’ said Tucker Norton, global business director, DuPont Printing & Packaging. 


‘This year’s expo will have a focus on sustainability – a key driver for the global print market – as well as solutions that enable printers to deliver new levels of speed, quality, and performance. Sustainability is always top of mind when our new innovations are launched. As we publish our 2024 Sustainability Report, we are delighted to share that 100% renewable electricity is used at the entire Cyrel plate manufacturing sites. This reflects our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutral operations by 2050, in line with the DuPont Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI).’


Advancing the sustainability trend, first on the list of announcements of the company at drupa 2024 is the new Cyrel Fast 1000 TD thermal processing platemaking equipment. Designed to serve customers in the tag and label and mid web flexible packaging segment with plate sizes up to 900 x 1200 mm and suitable for operations with space constraints, the new design incorporates advanced features from the 2000 TD and 3000 TD machines. These include fast processing, a smaller environmental footprint, lower cost, and ease of use for operators, along with high quality print performance on a wide range of substrates.


Other launches include two new plates to the portfolio Cyrel Easy Fast EFM and Cyrel Lightning LSE.


As brands seek to replace their use of plastics with paper packaging, the team will also showcase a new member of the Easy plate family of flat top dot plates for the thermal Cyrel Fast platform – Easy Fast EFM. With medium hardness and an optimised formulation for printing on a wide variety of paper substrates, this new plate achieves excellent ink transfer on coated, uncoated, rough, and recycled papers while maintaining strong print performance on film. The product features built-in flat top dot technology which delivers wide printing latitude. It has a smooth surface, ideally suited for the micro screening of solids, which results in exceptionally high ink transfer and low dot gain.


Extending the Lightning range of photopolymer plate technologies, the  Lightning LSE plate will be promoted for the first time. This new solvent processible plate is designed for high intensity UV-LED exposure devices and features an engineered surface, enabling flexible packaging printers to achieve exceptional print consistency. 


The drupa 2024 visitors will also see DuPont launch its new on-demand video training programme, Cyrel University, designed to help customers dramatically reduce preventable errors, quickly get new hires up to speed and keep top plate room and press room talent on the cutting edge.


DuPont will be in hall 8b on stand B13. 



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