DuPont™ Cyrel® to Showcase Innovative and Sustainable Flexo Solutions

October 22, 2018
Press Release
DuPont Showcases Innovative and Sustainable Flexo Solutions

SHANGHAI, Oct. 23, 2018 – DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) will highlight its newest flexography solutions for increasing print quality, raising productivity and improving sustainability at All in Print China 2018, Oct. 24-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. These include the company’s broad, industry-leading portfolio of DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY photopolymer plates and its next-generation DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST thermal processing equipment, which will be exhibited in hall N2/Booth N2-A140.

DuPont will be highlighting at the show its success in developing breakthrough flexographic technologies that advance sustainability in packaging and printing, which is a major and growing customer focus in Asia.

Cyrel® EASY Plate Platform Addresses Diverse Needs

Cyrel® EASY plates are based on a photopolymer technology that produces higher ink transfer, color saturation and resolution. The platform simplifies the prepress process by building flat top digital dots directly into the plate, resulting in increased productivity and improved print quality.

Other products include:

  • Cyrel® EASY EPR for a wide range of substrates. This digital plate, featuring built-in flat top dots, has a smooth surface ideally suited for the micro-screening of solids.
  • Cyrel® EASY ESP, specially designed for flexible packaging. This plate offers built-in flat top dots and an engineered surface for higher solid ink density without micro-screening.
  • Cyrel® FAST EASY EFX for thermal workflows. It is designed for the highest quality printing of halftones, linework and solids. Its smooth surface is ideal for micro-screening of solids and offers exceptionally high solid ink density transfer and low dot gain.
  • Cyrel® EASY ESX is the solvent-based process version of the FAST EASY EFX plate.
  • Cyrel® FAST EASY EFE for thermal workflows.  Designed for flexible packaging and tag & label applications, it offers built-in flat top dots and an engineered surface for higher solid ink density without micro-screening.
  • Cyrel® EASY ESE is the solvent-based process version of the FAST EASY EFE plate.

Cyrel® FAST 2000 TD Promotes Solvent-free Sustainability

The Cyrel® FAST 2000TD thermal processor is the latest-generation technology in the company’s FAST processor portfolio. The Cyrel® FAST technology enables production of high-quality plates by combining the efficiency and speed of digital imaging with the sustainability benefits of thermal plate processing,namely, the reduction in environmental impact by eliminating the use of solvents for plate wash-out. This innovative equipment also shortens cycle times because it requires no drying operations.

A Life Cycle Assessment conducted by DuPont using ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14040 guidelines for environmental management demonstrated that flexography in packaging offered a 50 percent savings in carbon emission and nonrenewable energy source consumption compared to gravure printing. The second step in the ISO Life Cycle Assessment conducted by DuPont demonstrated that the Cyrel® FAST 2000TD processor yielded up to 53 percent savings in carbon emission and up to a 63 percent reduction in nonrenewable energy source consumption compared to a solvent-based workflow.

“DuPont is investing heavily in cutting-edge flexography solutions that will help address  customer demands for consistently high printing quality and greater workflow efficiency, combined with lower environmental impact,” said Lucy Chen, Asia Pacific business director for DuPont Advanced Printing. “We will continue to push the boundaries of technological innovation to meet customer needs, being mindful of sustainability.”

About DuPont Advanced Printing

DuPont Advanced Printing, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, brings together leading technologies and products for the printing and package printing industries. DuPont™ Cyrel® is one of the world’s leading flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the new Cyrel® EASY photopolymer plates and Cyrel® FAST plates and processing equipment. DuPont™ Artistri® offers high-quality inks for consumer, commercial, office inkjet and textile printing applications. For more information, visit

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients 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, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at