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DuPont Packaging Graphics Announces European Production of DuPont™ Cyrel® Round

Supports Growing Demand for Flexographic Print Sleeves

NEU-ISENBURG, Germany, May 24, 2011 – DuPont Packaging Graphics announces 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, easyto-handle print forms that enable quick change-over 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.

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http://www.dupont.com ) is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

DuPont Packaging Graphics

DuPont Packaging Graphics (

http://www.packaging-graphics.dupont.com ) is one of the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel ® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel ® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel ® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products.

For additional information on DuPont and DuPont Packaging Graphics products and services, please call +49 (0)6102 18 3919, email

olaf.reimann@dupont.com or visit the web site http://www.cyrel.eu.