Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Cyrel round sleeves
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. 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.

“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.

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. 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.