Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, successful participated in SinoFlex, Asia’s leading trade platform focusing on flexible packaging.
At the show, which was held in Shanghai from July 14 to 16, Asahi unveiled its new AWP™ CleanFlat FlatTop out-of-the-box water-washable flexo plate with CleanPrint technology, and displayed its full range of CleanPrint plates, explaining to attendees how these plates not only deliver flexo printing in harmony with the environment, but also deliver improved quality and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Asahi CleanPrint plates are available for a wide range of applications and substrates and have been specifically developed by Asahi’s chemical engineers to transfer the remaining ink to the printed substrate, reducing press stops for plate cleaning while delivering exceptional, consistent quality throughout the entire run.
“We were extremely pleased with the warm reception by attendees of our line of CleanPrint plates, especially the AWP™ CleanFlat water-washable FlatTop plate that made its worldwide debut at the show,” said Ryo Ichihashi, Manager at ASEM China. “All across Asia, flexographic printing operations are looking for more sustainable platemaking processes as focus increases on reducing their carbon footprint. Asahi’s line of CleanPrint plates ticks all the boxes in this regard.”
The Asahi AWP™ CleanFlat FlatTop plate with CleanPrint technology is used out of the box with no special workflow or equipment required. CleanFlat plates are compatible with standard workflows including UV bank light tubes, UV LED or FULL HD exposure systems as well as modern microcell screening technologies to ensure the highest level of quality and consistency throughout the print run.
“Visitors to our stand were pleased to see how extensive Asahi’s CleanPrint line is,” added Ryo Ichihashi, “with CleanPrint plates now available for just about any flexographic application.”