Asahi Photoproducts, Esko Join Forces

Flexo Market News

Asahi Photoproducts has extended its relationship with Esko through an agreement to install Esko plate imaging solutions in the Asahi Tech Center in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai. The agreement, which was en- tered into during All-in-Print China, will result in the installation of an Esko CDI Spark 4260 and an XPS Crystal 5080 in the Center. These plate imaging solutions are supported by an Asahi AWP 230W plate processor using Asahi AWPTM CleanPrint water-washable plates.

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current technology flexo mounting tapes and backing sys- tems for corrugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft, bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Narrow web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the vast thick- ness range requirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving ser- vices for unique customers & applications. A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distribu- tor of flexographic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imaging systems and software specifical- ly designed for flexography. ARC International Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. ARC International is a world leader in the manufac- turing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnology laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manufacturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers. DuPont Packaging Graphics DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and fin- ishing products. For more than 35 years, beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate, through to to- day’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print performance, and environmental benefits.

During All-in-Print China, Asahi Photoproducts and Esko celebrated the latest advance in their long-term partnership, signing an agreement to place Esko equipment in Asahi’s Shanghai Technical Center. Pic- tured here, from left to right : Michael Zhang, Esko; Bao Wei, Esko; Yuji Suzuki, Asahi; Rocky Zhou, Esko; Bill Liu, Asahi; and Jason Leng, Esko I.D. Images Acquires Pointil Systems I.D. Images LLC, a pressure sensitive label converter with headquarters in Brunswick, Ohio, has acquired Pointil Systems in Portland, Oregon. Specializing In Traceability Pointil Systems, founded byWes Maughan, is a manu- facturer of variable imaged information and identifica- tion products.Pointil specializes in providing label and tag solutions for the food safety and traceability, agri- culture, supply chain and warehousing, transportation, forest products, and medical industries. With 7-color process flexographic printing capabilities, Pointil can reportedly produce high quality, high-definition labels. Pointil has also invested in flexible packaging capabili- ties that include lidding for food containers.

10 November 23, 2020 Flexo Market News

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