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DuPont to produce Cyrel round sleeves in Europe

May 31, 2011

Cyrel round sleeve production will begin in Germany in the first quarter of 2012.

DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced the planned start-up of the new DuPont Cyrel round manufacturing facility at its site in Neu-Isenburg, Germany. Cyrel round sleeve production will begin in the first quarter of 2012.

“This investment extends our capability to supply the growing global demand for flexographic print sleeves and demonstrates our commitment to advancing flexography around the world,” says Matthias Heinzel, global business director – DuPont Packaging Graphics. “Continuous flexo sleeves are lightweight, easy-to-handle print forms that enable quick changeover on press; and their seamless design enables high press speeds and the capability to print difficult-to-register, high-quality designs.”

“The Neu-Isenburg facility assures European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) customers of reliable long-term supply with the shorter lead times customers now require,” states Bjorn Meth, regional director EMEA – DuPont Packaging Graphics. "The Neu-Isenburg facility also will manufacture Cyrel round sleeves for both solvent and thermal processes.”

The startup of the EMEA Cyrel round manufacturing facility is the third phase of the global introduction. The North American and initial European product rollouts resulted in new product adoptions within a sizable and growing customer base. North American production of Cyrel round sleeves was announced in October 2010.

DuPont Packaging Graphics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel FAST processing equipment, Cyrel round sleeves, mounting and finishing products.