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Wilmington, Del, 4 May 2011

First DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST System Installed in Bangladesh

Advanced Flexographic Printing Technology Improves Speed and Quality

 Contact: Ellen Pressley
919-248-5598
ellen.g.pressley@usa.dupont.com 

DuPont Packaging Graphics today announced it has signed an agreement with PADMA Group to purchase a DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST digital imaging system for in-house plate-making in Bangladesh. It is the first installation of a Cyrel® FAST solventless thermal plate-processing work flow in Bangladesh.

"Now we are in a position to make high-quality plates in-house, quickly, which increases our productivity,” said Mainul Haq Khan, managing director of PADMA. “The commitment to reducing our environmental footprint also is what we are pursuing, even if it means a small extra premium. That premium is more than offset by the advantages of thermal plate-processing.”

PADMA Group receives the first installation of a DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST solventless thermal plate-processing work flow
PADMA Group receives the first installation of a DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST solventless thermal plate-processing work flow in Bangladesh.  

The DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST work flow enables PADMA to eliminate the solvent washout and drying steps, leaving behind nothing to clean up once the plate is done and on the press. Since it is a solventless system, PADMA does not have to invest in a solvent-recovery system.

"DuPont and PADMA are confident that the Cyrel® FAST system will help them meet their quality and productivity needs.  It offers a significantly preferred solution from an environmental standpoint as well as a substantial savings since the solvent recovery system is not necessary," said Prasenjit Das, marketing specialist – DuPont India.

DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST and the Cyrel® FAST Round systems enhance the capabilities of flexographic printers across the world, enabling greater design flexibility, speed, and higher print quality.  Cyrel® FAST reduces plate making time by over 70 percent and eliminates the use of organic and inorganic solvents. These systems also help reduce emissions and energy consumption.

Founded in Bangladesh in 1987, the PADMA Group of Companies started with the manufacture of aluminum Pilfer Proof Cap (PP Cap) for pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. Within a decade it diversified its range of products by manufacturing ampoules, vials, vial seals, aluminum collapsible tubes and plastic laminated tubes.

DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier of flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the DuPont™ Cyrel® brand of photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products. For more information about DuPont Packaging Graphics, please visit http://cyrel.com.

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