Comexi Group, awarded the EMAS prize for its sustainable Offset printing technology
21 Maio 2015
The European Union recognizes the Catalan company with the 'Effective eco-innovations supporting improvements in environmental performance' award
Comexi Group received the EMAS prize for 'Effective eco-innovations supporting improvements in environmental performance' within the category of large companies. The European Commission, in charge of granting the prize, has awarded Comexi Group for its Comexi Offset sustainable printing technology among the six candidates in this category. Manel Xifra, president of the company, collected the EMAS award during the course of the XVIII European Forum on Eco-innovation that took place in Barcelona.
"We are thrilled to receive this award. It is a great recognition for the company’s crucial commitment to incorporate innovation to our objectives in order to transform the flexible packaging sector in a sustainable industry", remarked Manel Xifra at the end of the ceremony. In its deliberation, the jury assessed the innovative capacity of Comexi Group for driving technologies to reduce or eliminate the use of solvents in the industry of flexible packaging. The Comexi Offset solution is an example of our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of industrial activity and emphasize continuous improvement throughout the production process.
A sustainable revolutionary technology that meets current market needs The Comexi OFFSET CI8 is a variable format press with central impression drum, the very best in the world, specially designed for printing on elastic materials. A solution that responds to the main challenges that faces the flexible packaging printing sector: reducing environmental impact, increasing energy efficiency, high print quality and production flexibility to the ‘time to market’.
Following its launch in 2012 in the market, Comexi Group is commissioning the first units in Spain, Austria, Middle East, France, Poland and China. References that Comexi Group plan to increase in a significant way from 2016 onwards due to the high interest of the sector in this innovative sustainable technology.
The importance of the EMAS eco-management and audit scheme Comexi Group has obtained the EMAS, Ecomanagement and Audit Scheme distinction since 2013, becoming one of the few companies in the sector worldwide and the only one in Spain with this certification. This certificate strengthens Comexi Group’s commitment in improving its environmental management, within the framework of its Integrated Management System, which has also enabled the company to advance in the fields of Quality, Safety, Work Safety, and Innovation management.
EMAS is a voluntary tool that enables organisations to take on full responsibility for environment issues, improve their environmental behaviour and set an example with their public environmental statement (impacts, goals and indicators, improvements obtained…) which is available for all interested parties. Only 22 companies in Catalonia received this certificate between 2013 and 2014.