Asahi Photoproducts Enters into Distribution Partnership with Matset Matbaa Makine for Increased Accessibility to Asahi Products by the Turkish Packaging Community


Matset’s strong market position enables a high level of direct service to Turkish printer

Tokyo, Japan & Brussels, Belgium, June 23, 2020.  Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported that Matset, an innovative pioneer serving the Turkish packaging and printing industry, is now an authorized distributor of Asahi products in that country. 

“We are pleased to be entering into this important relationship for the benefit of the Turkish printing industry,” said Doğu Pabuççuoğlu, General Manager of Matset Matbaa Makine ve Malzemeleri San.A.Ş. “We were particularly attracted by the high quality of Asahi’s water-based flexographic plates and CleanPrint strategy. As our customers become more familiar with the benefits of CleanPrint, we expect to be able to significantly increase Asahi’s market share in the Turkish market. These benefits include improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) with Asahi plates and processors, important to enable the Turkish market to hold a competitive global position.”

About Asahi CleanPrint

CleanPrint flexographic plates from Asahi Photoproducts have been specifically engineered by Asahi’s chemical engineers to transfer all remaining ink to the printed substrate, reducing makeready time and ink press cleaning stops as compared to other platemaking systems while delivering exceptional quality and bringing flexographic printing more into harmony with the environment. 

“We welcome Matset into the Asahi distribution family,” said Philip Mattelaer, Head of Sales for Asahi Photoproducts. “With our new relationship with Matset, a specialist in flexographic packaging printing with a large customer base of packaging and printing converting companies, we now have exceptional coverage in the important Turkish market.”

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