Beginning June 2010, Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment will distribute Asahi’s photopolymer plates and equipment in Canada.
Focused primarily on the flexography sector, Asahi Photoproducts recently launched what the company describes as a VOC-free, water-washable photopolymer plate, called AWP DEF. The product is said to have a high ink transfer and a wide tonal range.
“Heidelberg Canada is delighted to establish this relationship with Asahi. Our flexo customers have long valued the productivity enhancing features of Asahi photopolymers. Their innovative new products, such as AWP, continue to differentiate Asahi as a superior manufacturer of flexo plates,” stated Richard Armstrong, President of Heidelberg Canada, in a press release.
The Asahi Kasei Corporation was founded in Japan in 1931 and is considered one of the leading chemical companies in Asia, with 28,000 employees working in research, production, sales and application technology departments. The European headquarters of the Asahi is located in Brussels.