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FLEXO Magazine : March 2011
Industry Indicators DuPont expects full commercializa- tion of the Cyrel® FAST round system and at least two more installations in North America in 2011. The Cyrel® round manufacturing facility in Penn- sylvania is currently going through final qualification and beginning production. nAPIM Conducts Plant Evaluation at Color Resolutions International FAIRFIELD, OH — The National As- sociation of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) recently conducted a plant evaluation at Color Resolutions Interna- tional, an international packaging ink company focused on water-based and UV flexo inks for corrugated, flexible packaging, envelopes, tags and labels and folding cartons. The mission: sort out complicated regulations and assess how well CRI is meeting them. Included in the review were OSHA regulations governing health and safety; various federal and state regulations governing water, air and waste disposal issues; and hazard communication, personal protective equipment use, industrial equipment such as forklifts and machinery, illness and injury records, water permits, VOC emissions permits and disposal of hazardous waste. “ We already knew there is zero waste water discharge in our ink manufactur- ing process, that recordable accidents were extremely low, the plant is ex- tremely clean and the work environment is designed to reduce employee expo- sure to any chemicals,” says George Sickinger, CEO and president of CRI. To find out what else can be done, CRI called upon George Fuchs, director of regulatory affairs and technology at NAPIM, inviting him to the Fairfield, Ohio ink-manufacturing plant to conduct a plant evaluation. CRI did find from Fuchs’ report confirmation that it has a highly automated manufacturing pro- cess that minimizes or eliminates both employee exposures and environmental impact, and has state-of-the-art materi- als handling techniques that reduce the risk of employee injuries. “ Through the course of my program eval- uation, it was obvious that careful attention was given to safeguarding employee health and safety and minimizing environmental impact during the design phase for the now 7-year-old CRI plant. But the primary driver for the success of the CRI program is its top down management commitment and involvement,” says Fuchs. Anderson & Vreeland to distribute Roland Printer/Cutters BRYAN, OH — Roland has appointed Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., as its distributor in the United States effec- tive immediately. Widely considered the world’s first UV inkjet printer/cutter, Roland’s DPI award-winning VersaUV LEC series is said to be changing the packaging prototype and short-run la- bel industries. For the first time, profes- sionals can print CMYK plus white and clear inks on virtually any substrate; then crease, contour, cut or perf-cut the designs—all on one device through one seamless workflow. VersaUV uses safe, low-heat LED lamps to print on materials ranging from metallic and synthetic papers and foils to BOPP, PE and PET film. Prototypes and comps are so realistic they are virtually indistinguishable from finished products. Two models are designed for a host of short-run produc- tion, packaging prototyping and proof- ing applications. The LEC-330 UV inkjet printer/cutter has a maximum printing width of 29 inches and the LEC-540 can print and cut up to 53 inches. Darin Lyon, vice president and general manager of A&V, says, “With Roland, we now have the world’s most advanced, high-quality printers/cutters to offer our customers. These products complement our extensive line to create the broadest, most advanced selection of flexo proof- ing and plate processing equipment. ” Anderson & Vreeland will sell Ro- land’s VersaUV LEC printesr/cutters and provide technical support using a nationwide staff of technical sales representatives. For more information visit www.AndersonVreeland.com or call toll-free 866.282.7697. www.flexography.org march 2011 FLEXO 13 We’retalkingfast. Nothing beats the accuracy and consistency of the Phantom QDTM Proofing System. Snap the handle into the carriage and the Phantom takes control, keeping pressure even and constant. Changing anilox rollers is quick and easy. The QDTM is utility free, lightweight, and can be taken press side. • Constant proofer loading • Portable: No utilities needed • Magnetic loaded doctor blade • Hard coating on all surfaces • Quick change anilox rollers • Stacked anilox to rubber roller • Solid handle without spring • Snap-in blade holder To learn more, call 704.588.3371 or Toll Free at 866.588.8686 Or order on our website. HARPERSCIENTIFIC DIVISION HARPERIMAGE.COM Americas • Europe • Asia ©2011 FLX_March11.indd 13 3/18/11 1:32 PM