Asahi unveils AWP CleanFlat Flexo plate

By 21 Jul 2021

At SinoFlex, Asia’s leading trade platform focusing on flexible packaging, held in Shanghai from 14 to 16 July, Asahi Photoproducts unveiled its new AWP CleanFlat flat-top out-of-the-box water-washable flexo plate with CleanPrint technology, and displayed its full range of CleanPrint plates, explaining to attendees how these plates not only deliver flexo printing in harmony with the environment, but also deliver improved quality and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

The Asahi AWP-CleanFlat is the first water-washable Asahi flat-top plate with CleanPrint tech-nology

Asahi CleanPrint plates are available for a wide range of applications and substrates and have been specifically developed by our chemical engineers to transfer the remaining ink to the printed substrate, reducing press stops for plate cleaning while delivering exceptional consistent quality throughout the entire run.

“We were pleased with the warm reception by attendees of our line of CleanPrint plates, especially the AWP CleanFlat water-washable FlatTop plate that made its world-wide debut at the show,” said Ryo Ichihashi, manager at ASEM China. “All across Asia, flexographic printing operations are looking for more sustainable platemaking processes as focus increases on reducing their carbon footprint. Asahi’s line of CleanPrint plates ticks all the boxes in this regard.”

The Asahi AWP CleanFlat flat-top plate with CleanPrint technology is used out of the box with no special workflow or equipment required. CleanFlat plates are compatible with standard workflows including UV bank light tubes, UV LED or FULL HD exposure systems as well as modern microcell screening technologies to ensure the highest level of quality and consistency throughout the print run.

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