DuPont Packaging Graphics (DPG) grabbed the attention of the printing world recently at the drupa 2012 print media fair in Duesseldorf, Germany, with next-generation DuPont™ Cyrel® plates, equipment and workflow solutions that optimize quality, productivity and sustainability in package printing. In fact, DPG exceeded its sales objective by 44% during the course of the two-week event, which drew 314,500 experts from more than 130 countries.
One of the show highlights was the DuPont press briefing which featured a keynote address, presented by Matthias Heinzel, DPG global business director, on “The State of the Package Printing Industry: Global Trends, Market Needs and New Technologies.”
“Flexo technology has seen tremendous improvements to satisfy ever increasing quality needs, and can now deliver the outstanding print quality that gravure is known for at speeds that comply with the shorter lead times necessary to remain competitive in today’s market,” said Heinzel. “As part of our approach to constant and inclusive innovation, DuPont Packaging Graphics is continually transforming new sustainability legislation and market-driven changes into technological solutions. Doing so not only helps our customers maintain a competitive edge, but also helps us contribute to our companywide commitment to ensure sustainable growth and reduce the environmental footprint of the supply chains in which we operate.”
DuPont launched 11 new products at drupa, all of which have been fully market tested. In response to growing demand for higher quality, DuPont showcased new digital plate technologies — DuPont™ Cyrel® DSP, Cyrel® FAST DFP and Cyrel® FAST DFR. DuPont also showcased new equipment technologies: DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 3000 TD system, DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiFlow 2000 EC and an enhanced complete Cyrel® FAST round workflow to demonstrate highest-quality precision printing for sleeve processing.
View this 5-minute video to take a virtual tour of the DuPont Packaging Graphics booth at drupa 2012 and experience highlights from the show.