DuPont Packaging Graphics announced the start-up of the first dedicated DuPont Cyrel round manufacturing facility at its Towanda, Pa., facility.

Cyrel round sleeve production will begin in the fourth quarter of this year, and will be fully commercial early in 2011.

“This represents a major investment in the future of flexographic print sleeves in North America, and demonstrates our commitment to the continued advancement of flexography globally,” said Matthias Heinzel, global business director – DuPont Packaging Graphics. “Continuous flexo sleeves are lightweight, easy-to-handle print forms that enable quick change-over on press; and their seamless design enables high press speeds and the capability to print difficult-to-register, high-quality designs.”

“The plant will have the capacity to support the growing demand for sleeves in North America,” stated Wendy Andrushko, North America sales and marketing director – DuPont Packaging Graphics. She also went on to note that the Towanda facility would manufacture Cyrel round sleeves for both solvent and thermal processes, and was timed to coincide with the introduction of the Cyrel FAST round processing system in North America.

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