DuPont will soon be participating at Labelexpo Americas in September, presenting its latest Cyrel technologies and solutions alongside live demonstrations to improve label printing/converting and create new business goals.
At its booth, DuPont will focus on high-performing innovative technologies to address label converters’ challenges to achieve their sustainability, productivity, and quality goals, including Cyrel FAST, which is a thermal platemaking system that consists in a thermal processor and a large variety of photopolymer printing plates for flexible packaging, labels and other applications.
The Cyrel FAST system offers superior productivity and performance while helping to reduce processing costs, time, and environmental impact compared to the existing solvent method. By eliminating the use of solvents – including water – from the platemaking process, the Cyrel FAST system require no drying time and plates can be ready for print under 45 minutes, according to the company.
“The system is an achievement of more than 20 years of continuous evolution and investment into this platform and has resulted in more than 1500 installations globally. And this year we hit the 200th installation of its latest version, the FAST 2000 TD,” DuPont Cyrel general manager Tucker Norton said.
“We consider the show a great opportunity to get closer to the label converters, and reinforce our solutions for a more sustainable printing in flexo.”
DuPont also recently published its 2022 Sustainability Report that reinforces its sustainability strategy – to help power its transformation as a multi-industrial company and to strength its portfolio to deliver long-term value creation.
Notable 2021 accomplishments highlighted in the 2022 report include:
- Its accelerated and increased innovation value creation potential aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals with deepened customer insights and specialised capabilities.
- Its reduced Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10 per cent vs prior year, and the completion of its Scope 3 inventory, identifying priority value chain reduction opportunities.
- Its achievement of 15 per cent sourcing of renewable electricity through renewable energy credits (RECs) and entered into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. The VPPA project is scheduled to commence operations in 2023 and is expected to deliver the equivalent of approximately 528,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind-generated renewable electricity annually to the local grid. This is equivalent to approximately 25 per cent of the company’s total electricity needs today.
- Its development of the TCFD Index for climate risk assessment and reporting.
- Reduced waste in its operations and along the value chain by diverting 1,230 metric tons of material from landfill and upcycling into higher value applications resulting in a 52 per cent increase over prior year.