Flexible packaging press manufacturer Comexi organized a seminar on April 3 in Belgrade, for Serbia and the Balkans countries.
Comexi staff were on hand to present the company’s printing systems to more than 30 attendees. The conference content was informed by Comexi Ctec (the Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center).
Carles Rodríguez, lamination and offset brand manager; Albert Torrent, slitting brand manager; and Alessandro D’Agostino, area manager for this region, were the speakers leading the seminar, along with Nikola Biga and Jovan Stankovic, Comexi’s representatives in Serbia.
Rodríguez discussed the recyclability of flexible packaging by reducing the number of layers and using recyclable materials. He explained high technological coatings, optical effects, barrier properties, UV filters, COF modification and a vast array of different applications. The brand manager also spoke about the advantages of the CI offset printing technology, a machine equipped with an EB ink curing system, which is completely solventless.
He also commented on new flexo trolley applications, the new holographic KIT for multi-purpose laminations and more sustainable packaging water-based adhesives.
Albert Torrent addressed maximizing the use of slitting systems and laser applications, connecting current market trends with a laser module integrated with Comexi's slitters, and decreasing the current production costs through the system's automation.
Alessandro D'Agostino talked about Comexi CTec as a specialist center for advice and technical services for the printing and converting of flexible packaging, novelties in flexo technology and the digital service platform, as well as the various Comexi services available to its customers
During the seminar there was also an emphasis on Comexi Cloud, a digital platform for the converting sector which is composed of different services linked to the machines and the data they generate.
‘This seminar has allowed us to show the technology and innovation of Comexi to the most important Serbian and Macedonian companies in the flexible packaging sector,’ explained Alessandro D'Agostino. ‘The responses have been very positive. Participants have primarily been interested in sustainable technologies such as offset and flexo printing, as well as laser applications to optimize and facilitate the final use of packaging.’