The flexographic press will be installed at the company’s headquarters in Fontana, California
Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and conversion industry, has expanded its presence in the US with the installation of a flexographic press at the New Wave Converting facilities in Fontana, California. This Comexi F2 MP 10 colours, especially designed for the American market, is ideal for long runs in the flexible packaging sector of the retail and wholesale channels.
Tom Calahan, Comexi area manager in this region, said, “It is a very important operation for Comexi North America (CNA). This operation with New Wave Converting allows us to enter into the market and opens the doors for future operations with flexographic presses in this area.”
For over 30 years, New Wave Converting, a family-owned American company, has been printing and laminating plastic film for the snack food and food industries in its two plants located in Fontana, California. The company leads in printing high quality and processed photo images on packaging film for its customers.
Fritz Huber, finance executive for New Wave Converting, explained, “This year, New Wave Converting will celebrate 34 years of providing quality printing and lamination services at our two facilities located in Fontana, CA. With the acquisition of the Comexi F2 MP 10 colour press, we are able to perform coatings in register, as well as produce matte and gloss images for our customer’s packaging.
“We are 100% committed to our customers. We can do 10 colour printing and solventless lamination in only one week, or at the most, two weeks if they do not have an art file. Additionally, we make printing plates and pouches.”
Comexi F2 MP has been designed to meet long run printing needs of the flexible packaging sector. It has the patent of FLEXOEfficiency concept of ergonomics and accessibility as well as sharing the performance and robustness of the remaining F2 range. All of this is combined with a drying system design for the best drying performance and a reinforced design for the printing units at a maximum speed of up to 500 m/min for runs where the print speed is the differentiating factor.
The agreement with New Wave Converting allows Comexi North America to strengthen its presence in the United States, where the company recently moved its headquarters to Miami, Florida. In this new 15,000-square-feet facilities, CNA will replicate the Technological Center Manel Xifra Boada (Comexi CTec) experience. This new demo and training centre will give its customers an enhanced experience, in regard to printing, laminating and slitting within the flexible packaging industry, and will offer custom demonstrations.