XSYS launches nyloflex® eco flexo plate series

XSYS has introduced two new plates under the newly established ‘nyloflex® eco’ brand. This innovative approach demonstrates the company’s strong commitment to advancing sustainability in the printing industry.

The nyloflex® eco ACT is a medium hard photopolymer flexo plate designed to deliver perfect print quality, no matter how challenging the combination of halftones and solids on a cliché may be. One of the key features of this plate is its compatibility with both tube and LED exposure systems. This versatility allows for seamless integration into existing plate making processes, enhancing efficiency and flexibility. Specifically developed for paper and board applications, the nyloflex® eco ACT excels with water-based inks, ensuring excellent performance on absorbent substrates (e.g. Preprint, Paper bags, Folding Carton and wrapping paper).

The nyloflex® eco FAC is a soft photopolymer flexo plate specifically developed for corrugated post-print and stands out as a superior choice for delivering consistent and high-quality results every time. Whether working with rough and uneven surfaces or pressure-sensitive, and soft paper substrates, this flexo plate is extremely robust and durable.

In addition to the attributes of the legacy products nyloflex® ACT and nyloflex® FAC, the new eco-friendly successors offer benefits. The polymer layer incorporates 19-29% renewable raw materials and the plates offer a 20% reduction in plate processing time, enhancing productivity while reducing energy and solvent consumption. By using the eco-friendly blue plates, customers can enhance their sustainability credentials, which can be a strong selling point to their eco-conscious customers and stakeholders.

“The market launch of the nyloflex® eco product series marks an important milestone in our efforts to contribute to a more sustainable industry”, says Eva Freudenthaler, Vice President Technology. “Within the next 12-18 months nyloflex® eco ACT and nyloflex® eco FAC will replace their predecessor products that will be phased out. We have also embarked on a long-planned project to standardise all nyloflex® flexo plate colors over the coming 24-36 month towards a bright, clear, light blue hue. This colour harmonisation allows for more efficient production processes and a reduction of waste which will further improve the carbon footprint of our products. It goes without saying that the product performance thereby has top priority and is not to be compromised.”

The nyloflex® eco series plates and corresponding print samples will be showcased at drupa in Hall 8B/A30.


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