Dupont installs its 1000th Cyrel FAST.

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DuPont has announced the 1000th installation of its Cyrel FAST thermal flexographic plate processing system at SGS International in Florence, KY, USA.

"We were one of the first Cyrel FAST customers for DuPont and we now have 17 FAST units in plants around the globe" says Marriott Winchester, senior vice president of SGS. "We initially liked the system because it was a dry process with a small footprint and rapid-access platemaking capability. And, with its improved environmental performance, we could easily expand capacity or start up new-operations and with confidence that we would fall within local regulatory guidelines. When a leading retailer introduced a "sustainability scorecard' to the industry, the certified Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) that DuPont sponsored confirmed the reduction in greenhouses gases and energy consumption associated with Cyrel FAST, and put us in a position to help our customers meet their increasingly challenging sustainability opals."

According to Winchester, Cyrci FAST has become one of the preferred workflows tor SGS in its production of packaging for many of its major global consumer package goods clients due to its environmental benefits.

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