Asahi Photoproducts, a flexographic photopolymer plate development specialist has entered into a partnership agreement with Matset Matbaa Makine, serving the Turkish packaging and printing industry, that is now an authorized distributor of Asahi products in that country.
‘We are pleased to be entering into this important relationship for the benefit of the Turkish printing industry,’ said Doğu Pabuççuoğlu, general manager of Matset Matbaa Makine ve Malzemeleri San. ‘We were particularly attracted by the high quality of Asahi’s water-based flexographic plates and CleanPrint strategy.
‘As our customers become more familiar with the benefits of CleanPrint, we expect to be able to significantly increase Asahi’s market share in the Turkish market. These benefits include improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) with Asahi plates and processors, important to enable the Turkish market to hold a competitive global position.’
CleanPrint flexographic plates from Asahi Photoproducts have been specifically engineered by company’s chemical engineers to transfer all remaining ink to the printed substrate, reducing makeready time and ink press cleaning stops as compared to other platemaking systems.
‘We welcome Matset into the Asahi distribution family,’ added Philip Mattelaer, head of sales for Asahi Photoproducts. ‘With our new relationship with Mat set, a specialist in flexographic packaging, printing with a large customer base of packaging and printing, converting companies, we now have exceptional coverage in the important Turkish market.’