TechNova to show Asahi’s flexo plates at Labelexpo India

Asahi’s Awp-Dew water wash flexo plates – Hall 5 Stand M26

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Awp water-washable flexographic plates

Asahi Photoproducts, a known name in flexographic photopolymer plate development, reported that it would be taking its sustainability message to Labelexpo India 2022.

At the show, scheduled for 10 to 13 November at the India Expo Center in Greater Noida, Asahi Kasei’s products will be presented by its distributor TechNova Imaging Systems on their Stand M26 in Hall 5.

The stand will feature Asahi’s Awp-Dew plates, which have achieved carbon neutral certification in Japan, the USA, China, and Europe.

“We are pleased to represent Asahi Photoproducts in India and to have their participation in our stand at Labelexpo India,” said Sunil Kokane, manager of business development of TechNova Imaging Systems.

“Based on our long-time relationship with Asahi, we know they will bring an exceptional level of knowledge and expertise to the event, that all attendees will be able to benefit from as they pursue their own productivity, profitability and sustainability goals,” he added.

Environmentally sustainable plates

“At Labelexpo India, we will focus on the value for flexo operations to switch to Asahi CleanPrint water-wash plates, an environmentally sustainable solution that emits no Vocs and not only results in faster plate production but is also a key enabler in improving pressroom productivity,” said Arata Ohnoko, Asahi sales manager.

At the show, Asahi Photoproducts representatives will also be discussing the company’s many years of working toward a more sustainable flexographic industry and the importance of setting a Carbon Neutral goal.

CleanPrint technology for improved performance

Asahi Awp water-washable flexographic plates are processed without Voc-based washout solvents and deliver a faster time to press than Voc solvent-based plates. Asahi´s CleanPrint water-washable flexographic photopolymer plate technology’s ability to deliver high-quality print performance is a result of its engineered photopolymer chemistry design.

The water-wash technology also features a low surface energy plate resulting in fewer press stops for plate cleaning for significantly improved press efficiency and reducing press waste. All of these elements make them the most sustainable flexographic plates in the industry.

In addition, Awp-Dew plates deliver extremely high-quality print due to their precise registration and ability to deliver perfect printing balance between highlights and solids and full support for fixed color palette printing.

In addition to Awp-Dew plates, Asahi’s Awp-CleanFlat plates are also part of the CleanPrint family and will be on display at the show. Although they do not yet have Carbon Neutral certification, Awp-CleanFlat plates have a reduced carbon footprint, especially when compared to solvent-wash flexo plates.

These are an out-of-the-box FlatTop plate solution with high-quality printing press consistency. It improves the ink laydown on wide web flexible packaging and beverage carton printing. At the same time, it delivers a sustainable reduction of the printer’s carbon footprint, delivering stable printing quality even with rough surface substrates.

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