DuPont Cyrel presents latest tech at Labelexpo India 2022

Focus on innovative technologies at November event

DuPont Cyrel Fast Digital Workflow Photo: DuPont
DuPont Cyrel Fast Digital Workflow Photo: DuPont

DuPont Cyrel Solutions is presenting its latest technologies and solutions at the Labelexpo India, to be held at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida, from 10-13 November 2022.

DuPont is focusing on innovative technologies to address the label converters’ challenges to achieve their sustainability, productivity, and quality goals. 

There are live demonstrations for platemaking to improve label printing/converting and create new business goals. The Cyrel team will be available at Stand L20, Hall 5.

Cyrel Fast is a thermal platemaking system that consists of a thermal processor and a large variety of photopolymer printing plates for flexible packaging, labels, and other applications. The Cyrel Fast system offers superior productivity and performance while helping to reduce processing costs, time, and environmental impact compared to the existing solvent method. 

By eliminating the use of solvents – including water, from the platemaking process, the Cyrel Fast system requires no drying time, and the plates can be ready for print in less than 45 minutes.

The system is an achievement of more than 20 years of continuous evolution and investment into this platform and has resulted in more than 1500 installations globally. This year, Cyrel hit the 200th installation of its latest version, the Fast 2000TD.

Global sustainability challenges

Recently DuPont published the 2022 Sustainability Report that reinforces the company’s sustainability strategy to help power its transformation as a premier multi-industrial company and to strengthen its portfolio to deliver long-term value creation.

According to a third-party reviewed LCA released in 2021, the Cyrel Fast systems are shown to have a 38% lower impact in GWP and an NRE consumption 56% lower compared to the digital system with solvent, excluding the raw plate manufacturing impact.

When plate manufacturing is included, the GWP impact is 17% lower, and the NRE consumption is 20% lower compared to the digital process with solvents. The Cyrel Fast 2000 TD equipment also reduces VOCs emissions by 99.7% due to its patented Catox System.

The recently launched Cyrel lightning plates technology received the 2022 FTA Technical Innovation Award. The new Cyrel lightning plate family is optimized for UV-LED exposure units to make full use of the system’s capabilities. The benefits of the plates include a further optimized match between access time and plate performance while not compromising the print quality.

Previously, exposure settings on LED units often had to be adjusted for either higher quality or shorter access time. The Cyrel Lightning plates challenge this as they were formulated from the ground up with UV-LED exposure characteristics in mind.

The Cyrel LSH represents the first photopolymer plate of the lightning family. It is solvent-processable and currently available in 045 and 067 gauges.

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