Asahi Photoproducts, a flexographic photopolymer plate developer, will bring its full range of flexographic printing plate solutions to drupa 2016. “We are looking forward to sharing our innovative flexo plate solutions with drupa visitors,” said David Galton, sales director of Asahi Photoproducts Europe, at a predrupa press conference held in Belgium. Apart from the flexo plate solutions, the company will also showcase various new products developed by it. “We will be bringing both new products and new concepts with us to drupa 2016.”
AFP-DCV is a new digital flexo plate that will be displayed at the mega event. Designed to produce deep color vibrance prints for water- and solvent-based inks in flexible packaging applications, the plate uses certain polymer solutions to balance between highlight dots and deep vibrant colors within one plate. According to Asahi, deep color vibrance plates represent the first plate solution in the market that combines vibrant color printing with the pinning technology for clean transfer OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) features. The new AWP-DEW plate solution will be also at display at drupa. According to Asahi, this plate is ideal for larger format flexible packaging operations with higher plate throughput.
In addition to the new products at its stand, visitors can also learn about Asahi’s future concepts for flexographic sleeve solutions. Asahi’s plate on sleeve concept is targeted to deliver various register characteristics for fixed color palette. “Overall, drupa 2016 is stacking up to be an exciting, vibrant show; and we believe visitors to our stand will see that first-hand from Asahi. We look forward to welcoming visitors, learning more about their businesses, and helping them find ways to improve quality, productivity and profitability in their flexographic operations,” concludes Galton.
Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.