DuPont Celebrates 1500th Cyrel® FAST Thermal Flexographic Processing System Installation

March 9, 2019
Press Release
DuPont 1500th Cyrel® FAST Thermal Flexo System Installed
Twenty years of continuous thermal processing improvements allow newest generation of Cyrel® FAST processor to achieve even lower VOCs

 Wilmington, Del., Oct. 3, 2019 – DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) is celebrating the installation of its 1500th DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST thermal flexographic plate processing system.

“Nearly 20 years ago DuPont revolutionized flexible packaging with the introduction of the first thermal flexographic plate and processing system, named FAST because of how quickly a plate could be processed and ready for press,” said Sam Ponzo, Global Business Director, DuPont Advanced Printing. “Since that time, DuPont has been at the forefront of developing successive generations of equipment that provide better plate processing, higher reliability and even lower emissions. This 1500th installation is testament to the quality and value our systems bring to printers and trade shops worldwide.”

The current generation of Cyrel® FAST systems now have one of the most advanced emissions systems available, reducing VOCs by more than 98 percent versus solvent-based systems and providing emissions far below even the most stringent environmental regulations.

“We have been users of DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST thermal processers for more than 15 years,” said Edward Bernier, President of EXPAC Prepress Service Group in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. “DuPont’s quality has always been impressive, but our newest generation of Cyrel® FAST processors take performance to the next level.”

In addition to lower VOC emissions, the latest generation of DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST thermal processors enable greater uptime, thanks to lower maintenance requirements and remote diagnostic capabilities not available on previous generations.

About DuPont Electronics & Imaging

DuPont Electronics & Imaging is a global supplier of materials and technologies serving the semiconductor, advanced chip packaging, circuit board, electronic and industrial finishing, display, and digital and flexographic printing 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. More information about DuPont Electronics & Imaging can be found on our electronic solutions and advanced printing websites.

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