Comexi, a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging sector, will show its latest trends in lamination, coating and slitting, as well as flexo and offset printing at ICE Europe 2019 In Hall 5, stand 1470. The show will be held at the Munich Trade Fair Center from the 12th to the 14th of March, and it will be an excellent opportunity for the company to know the needs of their customers and potential clients. The fair will be a central meeting point for the international converting industry where experts are looking for production and processing solutions with the last technological trends.
For Comexi is especially important in order to get to know first-hand customer needs and challenges in the flexible packaging sector. Jordi Gorchs, Chief Commercial Officer and Rajko Bundalo, the Area manager of Germany will lead the booth, as well as other Comexi team members. “ICE Europe is one of the greatest fairs in the converter sector where we have the chance to explain our high-tech technology in laser application, as well as, holography and new systems of robotizations which allow an increase the productivity. An excellent investment in the sector” highlight Jordi Gorchs.
The company, positioned as one of the leaders in the flexible packaging industry, offers unique solutions to reduce the environmental impact with solventless and water-base applications, as well as the usual solvent-base laminating. Comexi has a complete gama of laminators according to every market need required by costumers. One of our best sellers is the Comexi ML2, a machine which is an upgraded evolution of the Comexi DUAL. This laminator can work with solvent-based, water-based or solvent-free adhesives. It provides a wide range of lamination and coating options, works with materials up to 1530 millimeters wide and operates at a speed of 450 meters per minute. Additionally
, it allows for all kinds of coatings and applications such as cold seal, heat seal, ink or varnishes. The Comexi ML2 has five easily interchangeable technological trolleys –gravure with open chamber, gravure with closed chamber, solventless, flexo GL and semi-flexo– thus satisfying all current market demands.
Visitors will have the opportunity to discover for the first time the latest laminating machine developed by the group: the new Comexi ML1 MC, a laminator designed to meet all customer requirements in a highly competitive market, thus satisfying the most demanding needs with the highest efficiency averages. It has state-of-the-art technology and offers enormous versatility to adapt to any application in the flexible packaging sector. It allows for the structural realization of three layers, heat seals, coatings to register as matt or gloss varnishes, cold seal, and laminations without solvents, among many other possibilities. The new Comexi ML1 MC is capable of performing the most difficult jobs with very efficient production averages.
In this sense, Comexi has other laminators, such as the Comexi SL2 and SL3, which offer different options for customers. The Comexi SL2 design, due to its facility to use and its state-of-the-art controls make it the ideal laminator for short and medium runs for a wide variety of materials. It is the perfect solution for solventless lamination. On the other hand, the Comexi SL3 is perfect for every converter who wants to enter the laminating market, combining simplicity and high productivity as an added value.
In the field of finishing, visitors will be able to talk about holographic solutions that provides the converter with an additional benefit of attractive and dazzling designs on the supermarket shelves, as well as anti-copy properties. The Comexi Futura is a versatile machine that guarantees a holographic finish thanks to Cast & Cure technology. It allows the application of Cold-foil, UV lamination and various coatings to give an additional attractiveness to the final packaging, as well as the possibility of lamination without solvents. Do not miss the chance to see real samples in the Comexi booth.
Regarding slitting, visitors will have the chance to know more about the most modern slitting and rewinding systems of Comexi. In recent years, the company has opted for innovation and the development of slitting equipment that offer high added value such as laser technology, labelling and robotization systems.
Our customers will also have the opportunity to deepen in Comexi's laser system, which allows converters to differentiate themselves from the competition quickly and easily, providing a multitude of applications, such as easy open systems, the creation of windows, micro perforations or the insertion of codes. All this brings an additional benefit to the customer, making life easier for the end consumers of the packaging. This laser processing system can be integrated into any of Comexi slitters. It is a key technology that makes a difference and optimizes production following the demands and trends of the market. It is characterized by control, precision and speed, and allows customization, differentiation and performance of a wide range of applications and finishes.
Robotization systems allow converters to save time and improve results. Minimization of slitter shutdown times and automation of slitting processes, such as changing blades, taping and positioning of cores, among others, are possible. Additionally, it is possible to automate the steps after this process, such as labelling, transporting or palletizing, with robots connected to the slitters, gaining more time.
During the fair, Comexi will also show the double turret Comexi S1 DT, an all-round machine, which completes the most demanding jobs successfully. Thanks to its top-of-the-range control and automation systems, it handles thick laminates and multiple narrow reels -labels- efficiently and quickly. It also works with slippery or hard-to-handle materials. It is a slitting machine with a double turret rewinding system, offering excellent quality and productivity, even for the most demanding jobs.
Flexographic Printing: the core business of Comexi
Comexi offers a high level of technological innovations and specialized technical services to the market. Flexographic printing is the company’s core business. With more than 60 years of experience, it is one of the leading international flexographic press manufacturers, using a central drum for short, medium and long runs that adapts to the most challenging demands.
Comexi F4 is the most efficient solution for short-run flexographic printing with its 720 to 920 millimetres wide and a 600 millimetres maximum format. This press was the first to incorporate FLEXOEfficiency patented concepts, with ergonomics and accessibility, as well as performance and robustness, which already characterize the entire F2 range and the Comexi F1. With the set of flexographic F2 printers, Comexi has a wide range of solutions for printing on flexible material that stands out for its efficiency in medium (F2 MB or F2 MC) and long runs (F2 MC or F2 MP) of high quality. The Comexi F2 WB is ideal for sustainable printing, medium and long runs, and the Comexi F2 ML is perfect for the demands of the polyethylene market. The most advanced solution from Comexi for the biggest problems derived from job changeovers of machines of large repetitions, is the Comexi F1. It incorporates a unique solution with a robot capable of automatically manipulating all the sleeves that intervene in the printing process (PC, Intermediate, Anilox) and is fully integrated into the process.
Offset Printing: a sustainable and mature technology
Offset printing has clear cost and efficiency advantages regarding consumables, job preparation and set-up, when compared to traditional printing technologies. Due to the many options of different screen types and high line-counts, this printing solution also offers clear quality advantages.
The central drum offset printing of the Comexi CI8 is an innovative solution of the company that adapts to the time to market as it offers a reduction of the cost per impression and reduces the environmental impact, thanks to EB solvent-free offset inks. This technology is the ideal answer for those customers who need short runs in flexible packaging.
In addition, Comexi CI8 offers considerable savings for companies due to the fast and keen in-house plate making. Offset technology is characterized by using lithographic plates. This technology reduces cost in comparison to photopolymers or engraved cylinders that have been used in traditional flexo and rotogravure technologies.
New Digital Service Platform: the Comexi Cloud
All Comexi technologies are linked to the Comexi Cloud, the new Digital Service Platform which allows customer to analyse and understand their data and processes. The Comexi Cloud is the most cutting-edge digital platform of the converting sector. It is composed of different digital services linked to the machines and the data these machines generate.
Production Analytics is the fastest and easiest way to analyse producition, understand data and processes, as well as know the job cost of the printing and converting process. This data gives the customer relevant production information enabling them to make the most appropriate decisions. Through the data automatically being taken by the machine, including consumption of energy, inks and consumables, the module provides the total cost per m2 printed during a specific period of time. In addition to this, we also have the Comexi Ordering On Line (COOL) service. This new platform for the online sale of spare parts allows for quick identification, 3D and electrical diagrams, faster speed of the order process and security, all with 24/7 service. Another service is Maintenance Assistant, which allows for preventative management of task maintenance. Customers have access to all machine documentation, which is always available and updated.