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WILMINGTON, Del, 07 September 2011

DuPont Packaging Graphics to Market Compressible Adapters Powered by Inometa

Compressible Adapters Optimized for the DuPont™ Cyrel® Round Workflow

Contacts: Ellen Pressley
+1 919-248-5598
ellen.g.pressley@usa.dupont.com

DuPont Packaging Graphics (DuPont) has announced a global agreement to market a series of print adapters and adapters for CDI imaging manufactured by Inometa, as part of the DuPont™ Cyrel® round flexographic printing workflow.

Hard surface bridge adapters manufactured by Inometa
DuPont Packaging Graphics will market products such as these hard surface bridge adapters manufactured by Inometa, as part of the DuPont™ Cyrel® round flexographic printing workflow. Photo courtesy of Inometa. (High Resolution Image

Inometa compressible adapter
Inometa compressible adapters, now sold through DuPont, are specially designed to optimize the performance of both Cyrel® round Thin sleeves and Cyrel® FAST round Thin sleeves. Photo courtesy of Inometa. (High Resolution Image)  

The Inometa compressible adapters are specially designed to optimize the performance of both Cyrel® round Thin sleeves and Cyrel® FAST round Thin sleeves, and provide excellent register accuracy, low dot gain and outstanding print quality from run to run.  Made of precision fiberglass, they are engineered to be sturdy and smooth running with minimal run-out; ideal for today’s high-performance, high-speed presses.  The adapters have a rubber stop and bayonet locking system for superior handling and long life, and are available in all standard sizes.

“This multi-year agreement confirms that Inometa and DuPont are jointly committed to accelerating the introduction of the quality and productivity of in-the-round flexographic printing into the marketplace, meeting the growing demand in all regions,” said Matthias Heinzel, global business director -- DuPont Packaging Graphics.

“We are very excited to partner with DuPont, one of the innovative leaders of the flexo industry,” said Dr. Ulrich von Hülsen, general manager of Inometa.  “Our adapters are ideally suited for in-the-round applications because of our deep knowledge of composite technology combined with our expertise in flexographic engineering.”

The Inometa adapters will be featured in the DuPont booths at upcoming trade fairs, including ProFlex, Sept. 20-21, in Stuttgart, and LabelExpo, from Sept. 28- Oct. 1, in Brussels.

With a history of 30 years of innovation in light weight design, Inometa (www.inometa.de) has established its core competence in the development and manufacturing of aluminium, carbonfibre, and composite rotationally symmetrical products. As one of the printing industry’s leaders in this field, Inometa uses its deep knowledge of Flexography to offer quality solutions to meet today's very diverse printing process requirements. With the two manufacturing facilities, one in Appleton, Wis., and the other in Warburg, Germany, Inometa offers a product spectrum that includes all the rotating elements in flexographic printing.

DuPont Packaging Graphics is a leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats, including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, sleeves, mounting and finishing products.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.