DuPont Announces Timing of European Sleeve Production
NEU-ISENBURG, Germany—DuPont Packaging Graphics announced the planned start-up of the new DuPont™ Cyrel® round manufacturing facility at its site in Neu-Isenburg, Germany. Cyrel® round sleeve production will begin in the first quarter of 2012.
“This investment extends our capability to supply the growing global demand for flexographic print sleeves and demonstrates our commitment to advancing flexography around the world,” said Matthias Heinzel, global business director – DuPont Packaging Graphics. “Continuous flexo sleeves are lightweight, easy-to-handle print forms that enable quick changeover on press; and their seamless design enables high press speeds and the capability to print difficult-to-register, high-quality designs.”
“The Neu-Isenburg facility assures European, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) customers of reliable long-term supply with the shorter lead times customers now require,” stated Bjorn Meth, regional director EMEA – DuPont Packaging Graphics. “The Neu-Isenburg facility also will manufacture Cyrel® round sleeves for both solvent and thermal processes.”
The startup of the EMEA Cyrel® round manufacturing facility is the third phase of the global introduction. The North American and initial European product roll-outs resulted in new product adoptions within a sizable and growing customer base. North American production of Cyrel® round sleeves was announced in October 2010.