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Heidelberg Canada to distribute Asahi plates

April 16, 2010

Asahi’s new VOC-free water-washable photopolymer plate technology will be among the product offerings.

Asahi Photoproducts, which has US operations based in Atlanta, GA, has announced that Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Limited will distribute its photopolymer plate products and equipment in Canada. Asahi Photoproducts is a supplier of photopolymer printing plates to the flexographic printing industry.

“Asahi Photoproducts is an innovation leader in plate imaging technologies and is excited to partner with another leading technology company,” says Joseph Bauer, vice president of sales and marketing. “Heidelberg's reputation and extensive flexo market coverage will be an excellent compliment to Asahi’s broad range of photopolymer products.”

“Heidelberg Canada is delighted to establish this relationship with Asahi. Our flexo customers have long valued the productivity enhancing features of Asahi photopolymers. Their innovative new products, such as AWP, continue to differentiate Asahi as a superior manufacturer of flexo plates,” says Richard Armstrong, president of Heidelberg Canada.

Asahi Photoproducts has launched a new VOC-free water-washable photopolymer plate technology, AWP DEF. This product satisfies the most severe criteria in terms of high quality printing and produces superior results to traditional and thermal technologies, the company says. AWP even outperforms the graphic reproduction of the latest generation of digital flexographic printing plates with higher ink transfer and a wider tonal range providing printing perfection with planet protection, according to the company.

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