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  • 15 Mar 2022

DuPont Lightning Plates win 2022 FTA award

DuPont Cyrel Solutions’ Cyrel Lightning plates technology has received the 2022 FTA Technical Innovation Award

DuPont Cyrel Solutions’ Cyrel Lightning plates technology has received the 2022 FTA Technical Innovation Award. The award ceremony took place on March 13, 2022, during the FTA Forum.

Tucker Norton, global business leader at Cyrel Solutions, said: ‘We are deeply honored to receive this outstanding achievement, which highlights the power of our science to raise the bar on plate performance. The judging process was extremely competitive with a variety of distinctive products being submitted for evaluation, and we’re grateful for this special recognition by our peers.’  
The new Cyrel Lightning plate family is optimized for UV-LED exposure units. The benefits of the plates include a further optimized match between access time and plate performance. Previously, exposure settings on LED units often had to be adjusted for either higher quality or shorter access time, according to DuPont.  
The Cyrel Lightning plates were formulated from the ground up with UV-LED exposure characteristics in mind. The Cyrel LSH represents the first photopolymer plate of the Lightning family. It is solvent processable and currently available in 045 and 067 gauges.  
During the FTA Forum 2022 taking place from March 13 to 16 in Texas, US, DuPont team members will also give four technical presentations. Scott Rickard will speak on ‘Optimizing ink laydown with flexographic plate technologies’, PJ Fronczkiewicz will address ‘How do I fix it?’ and ‘Plate life indicator project’. James Kulhanek will address ‘Tips and tools for improved print performance’.  
Additionally, Brad Gasque will be session chair at ‘Improving print quality through optimization’ during forum and also participate at InfoFlex Innovation Central presenting ‘Lightning plates – the benefits seen in real applications’. 
‘We are proud that DuPont is again a Diamond sponsor of the FTA Forum. Both the Forum and InfoFlex provide a great opportunity to meet people, learn and share experiences, explore new technologies and find innovative solutions.  DuPont has always valued the contribution of these events to the flexography industry, which is aligned to our commitment to developing innovative solutions for our customers to thrive.’ added Norton. 


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