Unique Clean Transfer Technology for improved OEE, expanded presence in Turkey.
Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported that it will be attending Eurasia Packaging 2017, scheduled for Istanbul, Turkey, 25 to 28 October. The company will be located in Hall 9 Stand 910B at the show. Asahi is also proud to announce that it is expanding its regional distributor footprint at the show. In addition to Penta Matbaa Makina as a distribution partner, Asahi will also be introducing a new dealer relationship with Imeks Grup, a specialist in machines and consumables for the flexo label industry.
“We’re excited to be showing our new Clean Transfer plate portfolio at the show with two very knowledgeable dealers,” said Philip Mattelaer, Sales Manager, of Asahi. “This includes our unique Clean Transfer Technology, which enables a clean ink transfer and prevents ink accumulating on the plate surfaces and dot shoulders of screen areas. This leads to fewer cleaning intervals and reduced press downtime, as well as significant quality improvements. Precise plate register achieved with Asahi plates ensures very high quality process printing with a fixed colour palette, minimizing the need to use and manage spot colour inks. We believe fixed color palette is the future of flexo, and we’ll be on a mission to help educate the Turkish market on its benefits!”
The Clean Transfer Technology allows a kiss-touch printing pressure setting. It makes use of low plate surface tension, made possible by a specially engineered Asahi polymer chemistry, to inhibit liquid flow. The ink forms a globule, with a large contact angle and high pinning point. This results in a cleaner and more homogeneous ink transfer from plate to substrate, helping flexographic printers meet the ever-increasing quality demands of their customers. It also ensures precise register and fewer press stops for cleaning or plate changes, increasing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
For more information about the Clean Transfer Technology and other flexographic solutions from Asahi Photoproducts Europe, visit www.asahi-photoproducts.com.