A Commitment to Continuous Innovation

2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of the launch of DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic plates, the first elastic photopolymer printing plates.

Over the past four decades, we’ve worked to provide the best balanced package printing portfolio in the market—through innovative equipment, plates and workflow solutions that optimize quality, productivity and sustainability.

And we’re committed to continue to strive to offer the most advanced industry solutions to our partners and customers for the next 40 years, no matter what segment of the industry they serve.

Take a look at the timeline below to view some of the innovations and industry achievements DuPont™ Cyrel® has brought to flexographic printing.

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1974
DuPont introduces Cyrel® flexographic plates, the first elastomeric photopolymer printing plates
1977
drupa - DuPont™ Cyrel® launches first deep relief plate for corrugated
1984
First Grand Prix Cyrel® Awards in Germany
1986
drupa - DuPont introduces the first in-line processing system, providing a dry-to-touch process for the first time
1990
drupa - DuPont introduces Cyrel® Microflex Mounter
1995
drupa - DuPont launches the world's first Cyrel® Digital Imager (CDI) and the first Digital LAMS Plate
1996
DuPont™ Cyrel® 3000i automated in-line platemaking system launched
1997
Grand Prix Cyrel® Award in Monaco
2000
drupa - DuPont introduces Cyrel® FAST, the world's first solvent-free, dry thermal plate processing system
2006
500th worldwide DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST system installed
2008
drupa - DuPont introduces Cyrel® FAST Round as the first solvent-free, dry thermal sleeve processing system
2009
DuPont launches Cyrel® DigiCorr – the first commercial flat top dot technology
2010
DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiCorr wins FPPA Innovation Award
2012
DuPont launches Cyrel® DigiFlow flat top dot workflow
2013
DuPont launches Cyrel® Performance Plates (DSP/DFP)
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