Virtual.Drupa 2021: Comexi exhibits its innovative solutions

Comexi will introduce its innovative solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry at Drupa. This year, as an exception, the most important trade fair for the printing industry will be conducted, in a digital format, from 20-23 April. During the event, Comexi will present the company's news in flexographic, offset, and digital printing, as well as lamination and slitting.

21 Apr 2021 | By Rahul Kumar

At Virtual.Drupa, Comexi will conduct seven free webinars open to all registered fair visitors

“A primary pillar of Comexi is sustainability and concern for the global environment, which we extend to our innovative printing and converting solutions. We embrace our responsibility to flexible packaging, and do not solely believe in finding more sustainable alternatives, but also in a circular economy as a global solution itself,” said Jorge Serra, the marketing director of Comexi. “Innovation, automation, and digitisation are our strengths regarding quality professional services that guarantee the optimal implementation of our products within the industry. All aimed at making Comexi's moto a reality: Better packaging, better world."

At Virtual.Drupa, Comexi will conduct seven free webinars, which are open to all registered fair visitors. Two webinars will explore Comexi new launches for 2021 and Comexi’s innovative solutions for flexible packaging. Furthermore, the webinars on sustainable printing and sustainability in the converting processes will address sustainability. The following three webinars will discuss Industry 4.0.

Drupa is the starting point for the new generation of Comexi machines. To maintain the ergonomics and efficiency of the Comexi F2 presses, as well as obtain the highest performance and maximum printing quality with every automation and operator aids developed under GeniusTech technology, the new F2 evolution incorporates the latest advances in anti-bouncing systems (GeniusRun), inking systems (GeniusFlow and GeniusDoctoring), and drying efficiency (GeniusDry).

The offset central impression printing technology has evolved since its launch in 2012, with proven performance in flexible packaging and labels. The new Comexi Offset CI Evolution, equipped with an EB curing system, provides greater surface protection for mono-film recyclable packaging. It is solvent-free, produces high quality printing, allows for faster prepress, and makes plates at a lower cost. This new enhanced performance model has new automation features, as well as new optionals, including colour control.

This laminator incorporates new fairings and optionals which will facilitate the conversion of flexible packaging, making the Comexi ML2 an increasingly efficient machine. Among these options, the Comexi Closed Loop is prominent, which allows for the automatic adjustment of adhesive grammage without solvents while maintaining it throughout production. Furthermore, the automatic adjustment system of mark-to-mark cold seal registration, which avoids operator intervention and greatly reduces material waste and loss of set-up time. Ultimately, the objective of these two systems is to facilitate job set-up and make machines more automatic.

The new Comexi S1 DS slitter is a double shaft machine with a focus on large output diameters and has every available automation. It will be able to work at a speed of 1,000-m/ min, making it the fastest machine in Comexi's history. This slitter offers high efficiency regarding long runs, as well as optimum changing format agility.

After 67 years of providing solutions to the flexible packaging sector, Comexi will launch new digital technology machines, enabling the industry to meet the fast-growing needs of the market. The Comexi Digiflex, an inline digital bar, which can be installed on analog presses, laminators, and slitters, is a configurable machine and allows for the printing of variable data, including QR codes, Datamatrix, barcodes or numbering, among others, at a speed of 250 m / min.

The forthcoming Comexi D4 water-based inkjet digital press will be a completely configurable machine of four colours CMYK to eight colours CMYK - OGV and white. This press will print at a high- and low-resolution speed of 75-m/ min and 150m/ min respectively. As a result, Comexi will enable its customers to profitably and sustainably offer the best solutions in response to the current demanding needs of the market.