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Gateway Packaging Company improves Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) by 53% with Asahi Photoproducts AWP™ Water-Washable Plates

 Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported that Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Asahi Photoproducts and its North American Distributor CTGA after an exhaustive benchmarking process in its search for an improved platemaking process. Gateway operates three manufacturing locations serving the United States and Canada and produces packaging for consumer packaged goods manufacturers and industrial packaging for the food, agricultural, chemical and charcoal industries.

As a leading high-end printer/packaging converter and the largest pet food packaging provider in North America, Gateway Packaging is continually seeking ways to improve products and solve problems for its customers. By switching to Asahi Photoproducts AWP™ flexographic plates with Clean Transfer, the company has taken another step along its path of continuous improvement. Gateway also installed an Asahi Photoproducts AWP 1116 PD Processor as part of the revamping of its platemaking process.