Comexi will focus on sustainability, automation, and digital printing at next K 2022 Trade Fair

The company will unveil the new Digiflex, which currently offers the best digital variable data printing for flexible packaging.

Digital printing, more sustainable processes, automation, and added value solutions will be the primary pillars on which Comexi activity is focused at the 2022 K trade fair. The event will be held from the 19-26 Oct at the Messe in Düsseldorf (Germany). From Hall 4, Stand B31, Comexi will present the new Digiflex. This machine allows the company to currently offer the best digital printing of variable data, such as Datamatrix variable codes, QR codes, barcodes, alphanumeric text, as well as other numbering and marking applications with high quality requirements.

Sustainability, at the heart of all innovations

Sustainability, defined as the management of resources to satisfy current needs without jeopardising future needs, has become a primary global concern in recent years. Consumers are increasingly aware of the environment and do not hesitate to buy sustainable products.

Comexi has always distinguished itself by searching for more innovative sustainable solutions in flexible packaging with a lower carbon footprint: efficient energy management, less material loss, lower ink consumption, as well as reduction of plastic usage and solvents.

“At Comexi we are leaders in offering sustainable solutions for printing and converting plastic, and paper packaging. Our goal is to provide products and services that help converters offer added value solutions to their customers. For this reason, in regard to equipment that adapts to the current market needs and requirements, we innovate with consistency,” explained Enric Carrera, CCO of Comexi.

As a participant in K, the world’s largest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Comexi will have the opportunity to introduce attendees to the manner by which it applies considerably sustainable processes with solvent-free inks in offset and flexo presses, including options such as WB (water-based) and EB printing.

Additionally, and answering the sustainability claim, water-based coatings are becoming extremely popular for the incoming packaging structures.

“We are supplying unique solutions for water-based coatings applications onto paper and film, that are significantly reducing the environmental impact,” said Albert Chicote, lamination business unit director of Comexi.

Moreover, Comexi focuses on the automation during the laminating process. Therefore, they will showcase the solventless machinery, the closed-loop system, which, along with Synaptik Group, provides significant reliability of the coating weight during a job run without any human intervention.

Automation and value-added solutions

Comexi Laser is an upcoming player in the flexible packaging industry. A laser-in-line processing system can be integrated into Comexi slitting machines. It is the key differentiating technology that optimises production and follows the most recent technology developments and market trends. Control, precision, and speed can best define this innovative tool, which permits customisation, differentiation, and simultaneously, performs a wide range of applications and finishings.

The company Comexi offers automating every operation that occurs after rewinding and slitting, such as transport, labelling, weighing, bagging, and palletising. With the tailored solutions, Comexi sides with their customers to face the biggest challenge of this era in the flexible packaging industry: the lack of skilled operators and the difficulties for retaining talent.

Digiflex: A solution to make each pack a unique unit

Attendees of the K trade fair will have the opportunity to view, for the first time, the new Digiflex, Comexi’s digital printing solution for flexible packaging and labelling in an increasingly demanding market. It is a digital variable data print press that offers extremely high printing speeds, superb quality results, as well as the highest level of performance and production. Digiflex is an all-in-one solution that includes the integration of curing processes, tension control, printing registration, corona treatment, and a video inspection system.

Comexi Digiflex uses low-migration inks that are suitable for food packaging printing; it offers results in regard to quality tests (tape, ethanol, and scratch). The machine allows for the possibility of double-sided printing without treatment, as well as printing on pre-printed material. The Digiflex, as it is a digital press, is an efficient solution due to its ability to reduce set-up times. It can reach a maximum speed of 220m/min, reduce material waste, and improve lead time.

Furthermore, the machine offers high printing quality with a resolution of up to 1200x1200DPI, a minimum code size of 8x8mm, as well as printing and registration consistency.