Asahi Photoproducts, a specialist in flexographic photopolymer plate development, recently announced that it will be attending Eurasia Packaging 2017, October 25-28, Istanbul, Turkey.
At the show, the company will be located in Hall 9 at Stand 10B. Asahi has also announced that it is expanding its regional distributor footprint at the show. In addition to distribution partner, Penta Matbaa Makina, Asahi will also be introducing its new relationship with Imeks Group, 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, Asahi. “This includes our 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, minimising the need to use and manage spot colour inks. We believe a fixed colour 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).