ASAHI PHOTOPRODUCTS RECOGNIZED WITH PRESTIGIOUS EFIA GOLD AWARD
EFIA SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD NOTES SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED OEE AND REDUCED WASTE COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL PLATES
Asahi's unique Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer was recognized with a 2016 Gold Award for sustainable manufacturing and product innovation by the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA). Asahi’s technology enables kiss touch printing that delivers improved ink transfer, reduces ink filling at the mid-tone area thus reducing dot gain, and results in fewer cleaning intervals and less waste for improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
“We were thrilled to be recognized with this prestigious award. The test press run we performed delivered unequivocal results that validate the value of Asahi plates in an environment where flexographic printers are under increasing pressure to both deliver improved efficiencies and reduce their environmental footprint. It is gratifying to have the judge’s agree that Asahi plates with Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer are contributing to the ability for flexo printers to meet these market demands.”
- David Galton, Sales director of Asahi Photoproducts Europe
Correct-Touch Graphic Arts would like to congratulate Asahi on this achievement. CTGA is proud to be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Asahi's line of ground-breaking Flexo Plates.