Wilmington, Del, October 12, 2010
DuPont Packaging Graphics Announces North American Production of Cyrel® Round
Supports Growing Flexographic Print Sleeve Demand
DuPont Packaging Graphics announced the start-up of the first dedicated DuPont™ Cyrel® round manufacturing facility at its Towanda, Pa., facility. Cyrel® round sleeve production will begin in the fourth quarter of this year, and will be fully commercial early in 2011.
“This represents a major investment in the future of flexographic print sleeves in North America, and demonstrates our commitment to the continued advancement of flexography globally,” said Matthias Heinzel, global business director – DuPont Packaging Graphics. “Continuous flexo sleeves are lightweight, easy-to-handle print forms that enable quick change-over on press; and their seamless design enables high press speeds and the capability to print difficult-to-register, high-quality designs.”
“The plant will have the capacity to support the growing demand for sleeves in North America,” stated Wendy Andrushko, North America sales and marketing director – DuPont Packaging Graphics. She also went on to note that the Towanda facility would manufacture Cyrel® round sleeves for both solvent and thermal processes, and was timed to coincide with the introduction of the Cyrel® FAST round processing system in North America.
The North America launch of Cyrel® FAST round is the second phase of a global product introduction. The European roll-out resulted in several new adoptions with a sizable and growing customer base.
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 (www.dupont.com) 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 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.