- May 10, 2011
WILMINGTON, DE | DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced it has signed an agreement with PADMA Group to purchase a DuPont Cyrel FAST digital imaging system for in-house plate-making in Bangladesh. It is the first installation of a Cyrel FAST solventless thermal plate-processing.
"Now we are in a position to make high-quality plates in-house, quickly, which increases our productivity,” says Mainul Haq Khan, managing director of PADMA. “The commitment to reducing our environmental footprint also is what we are pursuing, even if it means a small extra premium. That premium is more than offset by the advantages of thermal plate-processing.”
The DuPont Cyrel FAST work flow enables PADMA to eliminate the solvent washout and drying steps, leaving behind nothing to clean up once the plate is done and on the press. Since it is a solventless system, PADMA does not have to invest in a solvent-recovery system.
"DuPont and PADMA are confident that the Cyrel FAST system will help them meet their quality and productivity needs. It offers a significantly preferred solution from an environmental standpoint as well as a substantial savings since the solvent recovery system is not necessary," said Prasenjit Das, marketing specialist–DuPont India.
DuPont Cyrel FAST and the Cyrel FAST Round systems are said to enhance the capabilities of flexographic printers across the world, enabling greater design flexibility, speed, and higher print quality. The company says Cyrel FAST reduces plate making time by over 70% and eliminates the use of organic and inorganic solvents. These systems also help reduce emissions and energy consumption.
Founded in Bangladesh in 1987, the PADMA Group of companies started with the manufacture of aluminum Pilfer Proof Cap (PP Cap) for pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. Within a decade it diversified its range of products by manufacturing ampoules, vials, vial seals, aluminum collapsible tubes and plastic laminated tubes.