The Comexi Group Technological Center held its first flexible packaging seminar in South America.
Girona, 20th of November, 2012.-Comexi Group, specialist in manufacturing flexible packaging converting machinery, brought together more than 40 people at the company’s first flexible packaging seminar in South America. The event, held in Bogota from the 24 to the 25 of October, was organized by the Comexi Group Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center along with the support of its representing company in Colombia, Novaflex.
Event attendance surpassed the expectations of the organization with more than 40 registrations from over 30 companies. Eighty-five percent of attendees came directly or indirectly from companies related to converting industry in Colombia; however, companies from many other South American countries such as Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic were also present.
The seminar aimed to focus attention on flexible packaging converting processes and the significant changes these processes have experienced over the last few years as a result of advances in technology, especially in the area of prepress. The meeting also reflected upon the positive perspectives for growth, which have led the sector to update and expand its knowledge of the different processes to establish control guidelines.
The seminar was delivered in two parts: The first part focused on flexo printing and the second on lamination and slitting. Presentations were mainly given by specialized technicians directly linked to Comexi Group, although some external collaborators did participate, such as Siegwerk and Morchem in the area of inks and adhesives respectively. All presentations revolved around the central issues of productivity, trends, color management and the most frequent problems and their solutions.