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Shanghai, 24 July 2008

DuPont Packaging Graphics, Other Industry Leaders Mount Flexography Seminar

Successful Event Focuses on Quality, Productivity and Sustainability Advantages of Flexo Package Printing

 

Contact: Vijay Ramachandran
Du Pont China Holding Co Ltd
+86-13621-797571
Vijay.Ramachandran@chn.dupont.com

DuPont Packaging Graphics in conjunction with flexography industry leaders Esko Artwork, United Printing and Siegwerk organized a successful “Flexo - The Alternative” seminar in the DuPont R&D Center in Pudong, Shanghai. The seminar was designed to educate packaging buyers and manufacturers in China about the advantages of Flexography for flexible packaging.  

Globally, Flexography is a leading print process for packaging printing and is supported by DuPont Packaging Graphic’s revolutionary Cyrel® FAST thermal plate making technology and the EskoArtwork Cyrel®   Digital Imager.

Participants included consumer products companies such as Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, P&G and General Mills.  In total, more than 60 guests from leading gravure & flexographic converters and consumer products companies from China attended the seminar to learn more about the quality, productivity and sustainability benefits flexography offers for packaging printing.

“Consumer product companies and converters are facing increasing challenges --- rising input costs, global competition and increasing demands for environmental sustainability.  Flexography helps them to meet these challenges,” said Vijay Ramachandran, marketing manager, DuPont Packaging Graphics Asia Pacific.  “Flexo has the unique ability to print on the thinnest extensible films so companies can reduce their total packaging costs.  The high quality graphics help to enhance a product’s shelf appeal.  And according to the latest Life Cycle Analysis studies conducted by a third party and sponsored by DuPont Packaging Graphics, all this is possible while significantly reducing the environmental footprint through both Flexography and Cyrel® FAST.”

The seminar explored topics such as flexo investment, design, print quality, plate durability and ink performance.  The event concluded with an active discussion about the benefits that Flexographic printing offers to both the brand owner and the packaging converter.

“There is an enormous opportunity for Flexography in the packaging graphics markets in China,” said Jagdish Kumar, Director, DuPont Packaging Graphics Asia Pacific,  “DuPont Packaging Graphics, along with other industry leaders,   is committed to bringing the quality, productivity and sustainability advantages of Flexography to the Chinese market.”.

 

About DuPont
DuPont (http://www.dupont.com) is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.  Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

 

,b>About Packaging Graphics
DuPont Packaging Graphics is a leading supplier of Cyrel® flexographic printing plates to the packaging industry in analog and digital formats, and currently offers a most widely known dry flexo platemaking system for use in an all-digital workflow, Cyrel® FAST.

DuPont Packaging Graphics operates R& D and manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Customer Technology Centers are located in Europe, Asia, North and South America to provide excellent technical support to the Packaging Graphics industry with DuPont™ Cyrel® solutions.

For additional information on DuPont and DuPont Packaging Graphics products and services, please call +86-13621797571, email Vijay.Ramachandran@chn.dupont.com or visit the web sites at http://www.cyrel.com