Wilmington, Del, March 15, 2010
DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiCorr Recognized For Innovation By FPPA
New Digital Plate Processing System Named 2010 Technological Innovator of the Year
The DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiCorr System for printing on corrugated packaging has received the 2010 Technological Innovator of the Year award from the Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA).
(from left to right) Wendy Andrushko – NA Sales Director, DuPont Packaging Graphics; Bob Hannum – Corrugated Segment Manager, DuPont Packaging Graphics; Neil Saunders – President, Container Graphics Corporation and head of the FPPA Technology Committee; Ray Bodwell – NA Marketing Manager, DuPont Packaging Graphics.
The award, presented Feb. 22 at the FPPA’s annual meeting in Ft. Myers, Fla., recognizes technological achievement in the administration or production of the flexo pre-press process. The association noted the unique technical attributes of the Cyrel® DigiCorr System as well as its contribution to advancing flexography in the corrugated printing industry. The system faced formidable competition from numerous entries by many leading companies serving the profession.
“As a science company, we are extremely proud to be chosen as this year’s Technological Innovator,” said Bob Hannum, corrugated segment manager – DuPont Packaging Graphics. “Considerable work has gone into the Cyrel® DigiCorr System, and we see it as an important contribution to both corrugated and flexo printing, in the spirit of other advances such as Cyrel® FAST thermal platemaking, Cyrel® Digital plates and Cyrel® round sleeves.”
Cyrel® DigiCorr plates produce uniquely shaped hybrid digital dots that print with minimal “fluting” or “washboarding,” the condition that results when the printing process reveals the corrugated flutes that provide the structural strength specific to corrugated shipping containers and store displays. Cyrel® DigiCorr plates minimize fluting and produce smoother vignettes and finer highlights result. In addition, the increased dot support with optimal shoulder angle results in increased plate run length.
DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products.
DuPont is a science-based products and services 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 and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.