‘We address customer needs through Innovation’- says Dr. Andy Kannurpatti, DuPont Global Product & Strategy Manager


DuPont Advanced Printing offers a vast array of products; DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic plates and systems constitute one of the solutions to address customers’ need for speed, productivity, quality and sustainability. The company offers a range of customer support services & training, as well as application support, on an ongoing basis to help optimize equipment performance and achieve high quality printing results.

Enquiring about the strategy of the company, we at ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to Dr. Andy Kannurpatti, Global Product & Strategy Manager, DuPont Advanced Printing, at the 6 th Specialty Films & Flexibles Conference. Started as an R & D specialist, Andy has worked with the company for nearly 20 years and was one of the inventors of DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST Technology.
He says, “Cyrel® flexographic platemaking equipment provides the highest system value for the printing and package printing industries by delivering excellent quality and enabling fast turnaround times from design to final package. Whether you are working in a solvent process environment or a dry, thermal process environment, we offer high-quality printing plates and the appropriate flexographic platemaking equipment.”

DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST thermal workflow is an innovative, highly productive plate processing technology that uses solvent-free thermal processing to produce a press-ready finished plate in one hour or less. Cyrel® FAST thermal workflow is a complete plate production system supported by complementary Cyrel® equipment. Further adding “It’s the ideal workflow solution for a variety of printing applications, enabling rapid processing, cost savings, sustainability and improved press performance.”


Speaking about the innovation, Andy says, “In South Asia, especially in India we have witnessed an increase in investment into flexo presses. We have been serving customers in the region and understand their expectations. A global survey of nearly 300 printer converters we did helped us identify that printers choose plates that consume less ink and deliver higher density; and seek higher productivity. So any solution that addresses their needs should be simple in operational workflow and deliver the highest print quality. We are constantly working to address those needs and focus our innovation which is in line with printers’ expectations. The print performance characteristic of our plates has continued to improve so now with our Cyrel® EASY plates we can deliver the colour and the density that printers require.”

Talking about the availability in India of the new DuPont™ Cyrel FAST 2000 TD, Mr. Gururaj Kirsur, Territory Manager, DuPont Advanced Printing (West & South India) said, “We had a global launch of the Cyrel® FAST 2000 TD at Drupa 2016. With nearly two decades of knowhow, it is a state-of- the-art plate-making system that uses dry, thermal technology to process high quality photopolymer plates, thus eliminating all solvents and aqueous solutions from the plate room. This process does not require the time consuming drying steps of the solvent workflow. We are very optimistic that the Indian customers will appreciate the benefits this system provides and that our best-in- class technology will address the needs of printers.”

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