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           Dehn moves to digital                                             IN BRIEF

                                                                              Asahi Photoproducts, a
                                                                              pioneer in photopolymer
           platemaking                                                        plate development, is tak-
                                                                              ing its sustainability mes-
                                                                              sage to Labelexpo Southeast
                                                                              Asia 2023 featuring AWP-
                                                                              DEW plates, which have
            The German electrical                                             achieved Carbon Neutral
                                                                              certification in Japan, the
           engineering company Dehn                                           USA, China and Europe.‘We are pleased to represent Asahi
           has digitalized the imaging                                        Photoproducts in Southeast Asia and to have its partici-
           process with the installation                                      pation in our stand at Labelexpo Southeast Asia,’ said
           of an XSYS ThermoFlexX 30                                          Jiraporn Tongtem, assistant product manager at Asahi
                                                                              Southeast Asia distributor BJC. ‘Based on our long-time
           to  produce  pad  printing                                         relationship with Asahi, we know it will bring an excep-
           plates. The conversion from                                        tional level of knowledge and expertise to the event that
           analog to digital has drasti-                                      all attendees will be able to benefit from as they pursue
           cally reduced the throughput   Dehn has digitalized the imaging process with ThermoFlexX  their own productivity, profitability and sustainability
                                                                              goals.’ ‘At Labelexpo Southeast Asia, we will focus on the
           time and increased consist-  production and controls cost,   exposure.  value of switching to Asahi CleanPrint water-washable
           ency and quality.     it improves supply chain   The ThermoFlexX 30   plates, an environmentally sustainable solution that does
            =Dehn is a global special-  traceability and facilitates the   Imager from XSYS is   not use a VOC-based washout and not only results in
           ist in the fields of surge and   implementation of product   designed for the imaging of   faster plate production but is also a key enabler in
                                                                              improving  pressroom  productivity,’  added  Uina
           lightning protection as well   design changes very quickly.   photopolymer plates for flex-  Kawashimo, Asahi sales representative for Southeast Asia.
           as safety equipment. In pro-  Until recently, the com-             At the show, which is scheduled for February 2023 at the
           duction, the company works   pany relied on time-consum-  ographic and letterpress   BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand, Asahi Kasei’s products will be
                                                                              presented on stand C60.
           with several print technolo-  ing analog photopolymer   printing as well as direct   Coveris has received a silver
           gies including inkjet, laser,   plates for its pad printing   engraving of pad printing   award in the Shrink Films
           direct thermal and pad print-  operation. This involved a   plates as part of a digital   other than Polyethylene
           ing to make components for a   number  of manual  steps,   workflow.  At  Dehn,  the   category as well as a bronze
           wide variety of devices and   including positioning the   imager is used with the XSYS   award in the Non-Shrink
                                                                              Polyethylene Films category
           systems.              print image by hand, while   nyloprint DLE S 30 pad print-  at the annual FlexoStars
            Having in-house printing   the plate imaging was per-  ing plates that offer resolu-  awards in Dijon, France. The
           facilities not only speeds up   formed with traditional tube   tion of up to 5080 dpi.   contest is organized by the
                                                                              French Association of Flexographic Technology (ATF Flexo)
                                                                              and is the only annual event in France that acknowl-
           Sabic and Scientex develop flexible                                edges the best flexographic artwork. The silver-winning
                                                                              product in the Shrink Films other than Polyethylene cat-
           packaging                                                          egory is a shrink sleeve printed for the yogurt brand YOP,
                                                                              part of the Yoplait Group. This promotional sleeve was
                                                                              produced for a limited edition of chocolate hazelnut-
                                                                              flavored yogurt. The sleeve was applied to a white 500ml
            Sabic has collaborated                                            PET bottle with a distinctive shape. The bronze award-
           with Scientex in the packag-                                       winning print in the Non-Shrink Polyethylene Films cat-
           ing value chain to enable the                                      egory was produced to decorate a six-liter metal beer
           manufacturer to develop                                            barrel.
           material for the reportedly                                        Flexo Image Graphics, a
                                                                              distributor of Mark Andy and
           world’s first flexible food                                        Rotoflex in India and select-
           packaging made based on                                            ed neighboring countries,
           advanced recycled OBP,                                             was among more than 250
           using Sabic certified circular                                     exhibitors of the Labelexpo
           polypropylene (PP). The                                            India 2022, which hosted
                                                                              o v e r 12, 000 gue sts.
           material is being used in a                                        ‘Considering the canceled
           premium brand  noodles   Sabic has collaborated with Scientex in packaging value chain  Brussels-based European edition of Labelexpo, we were
           packaging sold in Malaysia.    ‘This flexible food packaging  rainfall, rivers or tides.    extremely happy to present and promote our solutions
            ‘We are proud to offer our   containing OBP connects   The OBP used in the pro-  during two other Labelexpo shows as it’s a very important
                                                                              global series of events for every printer and converter
           customers circular solutions   with our TruCircle program   ject is recovered and con-  operating in narrow-web label and packaging market. In
           to reduce plastic waste that   of circular solutions   verted to pyrolysis oil in an   September, during Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, we
           could otherwise end up in   designed to help protect our   advanced recycling process.   demonstrated three hybrid presses, including this year’s
           our rivers and oceans,’ says   planet.’     Sabic uses this oil as an alter-  premiere – a toner-based Digital Pro MAX,’ commented
           Abdullah Al Otaibi, general   OBP is abandoned plastic             Tom Cavalco, executive vice president of Mark Andy.
                                                                              During Labelexpo India, together with its long-term part-
           manager, engineering ther-  waste found in areas up to   native feedstock to produce   ner Flexo Image Graphics, Mark Andy had an opportunity
           moplastic and market solu-  50km inland from water-  certified circular PP poly-  to present its newest flexo and digital/hybrid offer to
           tions business unit for   ways that may eventually be   mer for further processing to   many current and possible customers from India and
           Petrochemicals at Sabic.   washed into the ocean by  BOPP film.    neighboring countries.
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