Virtual FORUM 2020 Recap: Innovation and Technology Born from Frustration

The last day of Virtual FORUM 2020 kicked off with Innovation and Technology Born from Frustration. They May 6 session was chaired by Johnny Stamey of Daetwyler and Stuart Beeson of Sandon Global. Paul Teachout of PT Consultant Group spoke first. He explained that innovation has driven new technologies, and that these smart solutions allow … Continued

FORUM 2020 Session Chairs Dive Deeper into Planned Proceedings

Drivers… Speakers… Messages… Take Homes—These are critical components of each of the nine technical sessions constituting FTA’s FORUM 2020. The event, set for April 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, OH, is built around a central theme—Color, Brands, Technology: The Complete Package. Over the course of four days: Benchmarks and data points will … Continued

Utilizing Screens to Improve Whites and Spot Colors in High-Volume Printing

The importance of good white ink laydown in flexible packaging cannot be understated. A good white ink underlayer forms the foundation for most color graphics and provides the single biggest opportunity to improve their “pop.” Without a good white underlayer, the image looks flat and lacks chroma. White represents 40 percent to 50 percent of … Continued

DuPont Celebrates 1,500th Cyrel FAST Thermal Flexographic Processing System Installation

WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont Advanced Printing is celebrating the installation of its 1,500th DuPont Cyrel FAST thermal flexographic plate processing system. “Nearly 20 years ago, DuPont revolutionized flexible packaging with the introduction of the first thermal flexographic plate and processing system, named FAST because of how quickly a plate could be processed and ready for press,” said … Continued

Controlling Press Characterization at Forum 2019

Day three of Forum 2019 was all about process control, and that theme continued into its second session with “Gaining Control of Your Process: The Characterization,” chaired by Ellen Farrell, DuPont Advanced Printing. Does This Really Work? Bookending the session was Jennye Scott, VP creative services at Berry Global and who opened by recalling her … Continued

DuPont Scientists Named 2019 ACS Heroes of Chemistry

WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) announced that five of its scientists were recognized with the prestigious American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Heroes of Chemistry Award for their discovery and development of DuPont Cyrel EASY. The DuPont scientists are Adrian Lungu, Robert Blomquist, Mark Hackler, Violeta Lungu and Raj Subramanian. Heroes of Chemistry is an annual award … Continued

DuPont Advanced Printing Introduces Cyrel DLC Plate for Corrugated Printing

WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont Advanced Printing announced the commercial availability of the newest addition to the award-winning DuPont Cyrel plate platform: the DuPont Cyrel DLC. Cyrel DLC is a soft digital plate that uses a new polymer formulation developed especially for the corrugated market. Its low durometer is designed for better printing on lower quality recycled and … Continued

Finding a Solution for Uniform Ink Issues on Corrugated Board

For those of us involved in flexographic printing, we cannot help but inspect packaging no matter what the substrate may be. It is a habit we just cannot seem to break and I attribute it to a deep appreciation of printing techniques. For those who want to learn more about DuPont Cyrel DLC, a FLEXO … Continued