BELGIUM • The supplier of photopolymer plates for flexo printing will be attending Eurasia Packaging 2017, scheduled for Istanbul, Turkey, 25 to 28 October (Hall 9 Stand 10B).
According to Asahi, the Clean Transfer plate technology enables a clean ink transfer and prevents ink accumulating on the plate surfaces and dot shoulders of screen areas. It allows a kiss-touch printing pressure setting and makes use of low plate surface tension, made possible by a specially engineered 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. It also ensures precise register and fewer press stops for cleaning or plate changes, increasing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Precise plate register ensures very high quality process printing with a fixed colour palette, minimizing the need to use and manage spot colour inks.
Asahi also announced that it is expanding its regional distributor footprint at the show. In addition to Penta Matbaa Makina as a distribution partner, it will also be introducing a new dealer relationship with Imeks Grup, a specialist in machines and consumables for the flexo label industry.