DuPont Packaging Graphics conducted the second in a series of flexographic printing seminars in Eastern Africa in conjunction with major flexo industry associates, including Tesa, Esko, Chespa, and Windmöller & Hölscher


Held in Nairobi, Kenya, the seminar was attended by almost 50 printing experts from 20 East African countries representing pre-press to press segments. The seminar was titled “Quality at its Best – Advancing Flexography in Africa,” and featured the use of DuPont Cyrel flexographic systems.


Eastern Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world where there is a significant increase in demand for sustainable packaging solutions, and a higher expectation of quality,” said Hans-Peter Hormann, business development manager DuPont Cyrel EMEA.


Flexographic printing is delivering sustainability, productivity and quality to help packaging printers address these needs, and we are pleased to collaborate with our customers to share our expertise. We are encouraged by the growing number of attendees in this series of seminars - we estimate that more than 250 attendees from Nigeria, Tanzania, and Kenya have gained important insights from these seminars to date.”


DuPont Packaging Graphics expects to continue the series of flexo-seminars in Africa this year.


Joachim Siekiera, chairman of the board - Chespa added, “We see a great benefit for us, and also for the flexo market in Africa, to show effective printing solutions from pre-press, substrates, inks, flexo-plates to flexo presses. This is really a great chance as we don’t build on legacy business, but provide almost a new flexo community on the green field.”