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Apr 15, 2010
Heidelberg to distribute Asahi plates in Canada
Asahi Photoproducts announced that effective June 12, 2010, Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Limited will distribute Asahi's photopolymer plate products and equipment in CANADA.

Asahi Photoproducts is a leading supplier of photopolymer printing plates to the flexographic printing industry focusing on providing high value added products and unique photopolymer technology for flexographic printing plates and systems.

"Asahi Photoproducts is an innovation leader in plate imaging technologies and is excited to partner with another leading technology company. Heidelberg's reputation and extensive flexo market coverage will be an excellent compliment to Asahi's broad range of photopolymer products"said Joseph Bauer, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Asahi.

"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" said Richard Armstrong, President of Heidelberg Canada.

Asahi Photoproducts has launched a new VOC free water-washable photopolymer plate technology, AWP DEF. This product satisfies the most severe criteria in terms of high quality printing and produces superior results to traditional and thermal technologies. AWP even outperforms the graphic reproduction of the latest generation of digital flexographic printing plates with higher ink transfer and a wider tonal range providing printing perfection with planet protection.

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