DuPont™ Cyrel® Solutions announces new Cyrel® Lightning UV-LED optimized plate family at INFOFLEX 2021
USA, October, 2021 – DuPont™ Cyrel® Solutions introduces the new Cyrel® Lightning plate family at the FTA’s Fall Conference (October 03-06) in Frisco, TX. These new printing plates are optimized for UV-LED exposure systems, such as the Esko XPS Crystal, to make full use of these systems’ 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. Cyrel® Lightning plates challenge this as they were formulated from the ground up with UV-LED exposure characteristics in mind.
“Cyrel® Lightning plates use chemistries with tailored UV profiles to achieve tunability between surface- and through-cures. This innovation enables a balanced cure that can be tailored to the unique dynamics of a scanned LED exposure sequence. At the same time, it provides sufficient through-cure using a finely tuned UV absorption profile,” says Suniti Moudgil, Global Technology Leader at DuPont.
Cyrel® LSH is the first of the new range of photopolymers plates and will be available in 045 and 067 gauges; it is solvent processable and comes with certified exposure recipes in the latest software of the Esko XPS Crystal units.
Cyber Graphics, a tradeshop from Memphis Tennessee, was one of the pioneers in adapting UV-LED technology in their prepress operation and has been involved early during the external evaluation of the new photopolymer. “In flexo, we constantly talk about driving process optimization. So, having a plate that is tuned for LED exposures, driving throughput, not having the exposure be a bottleneck with LED technology, while still delivering the printing quality that we expect, was a great benefit to our business” said Kevin Bourquin, Vice President at Cyber Graphics.
Cyrel® LSH is a hard durometer plate with smooth surface, ideally suited for advanced surface screenings and optimized for a broad range of substrates and clean press runs in flexible packaging, tag & label and paper printing applications.
For more background information on why there is a need for optimized formulations for LED exposure, read the Technical White Paper on: https://www.dupont.com/products/cyrel-lightning.html
*Note: comparing LSH 067 plate vs DPR 067.
About DuPont at INFOFLEX FTA’s Fall Conference 2021
This is the first in-person conference and exhibition hosted by FTA after almost two years due to restrictions related to COVID-19. At this event, attendees can join more than 20 technical presentations, where industry experts will discuss how flexographic printing has evolved, how to grow and excel the printing business in the next years.
“Not since 2019 have package printers and converters connected with suppliers at an in-person FTA event. The combination of pent-up demand and two years’ worth of next-generation technologies makes INFOFLEX at Fall Conference must attend,” says Jay Kaible, FTA director of membership and business development. “We look forward to a return to the face-to-face connection that this industry is known for.”
Find more about DuPont booth and register to attend at https://fallconference.flexography.org/exhibitors/dupont
Visitors of the DuPont™ Cyrel® Solutions booth at INFOFLEX will find our commercial and technical experts, who will be available to detail our range of products and solutions, and answer questions on platemaking. There will be more time and space to network, as INFOFLEX has expanded the booths’ sizes and show hours compared to previous sessions.
DuPont will also have an on-site session at “Sponsors Technology Spotlight” slated for Wednesday, October 6, from 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. CT.
Find more about the event at https://fallconference.flexography.org/
About DuPont Electronics & Industrial
DuPont Electronics & Industrial is a global supplier of new technologies and performance materials serving the semiconductor, circuit board, display, digital and flexographic printing, healthcare, aerospace, industrial and transportation industries. From advanced technology centers worldwide, teams of talented research scientists and application experts work closely with customers, providing solutions, products and technical service to enable next-generation technologies. Find more information about DuPont™ Cyrel® Solutions at www.cyrel.com.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety. More information about the company, its businesses and solutions can be found at www.dupont.com. Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at investors.dupont.com.
For more information about Cyber Graphics LLC please visit: https://www.cyber-graphics.com/
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