Austrian Constantia Flexibles has installed one Comexi F2 MC flexographic press and two Comexi S2 DT slitters at its recently opened Ecoflex Ahmedabad plant in India to further contribute to more sustainable flexible packaging production.
The new plant, Ecoflex Ahmedabad opened by Constantia Flexibles in November 2011 in India is focused on the production of more sustainable and fully recyclable flexible packaging material. The newly installed machines, one Comexi F2 flexographic press and two Comexi S2 slitters with double turret, will enable the Austrian company to delve deeper into a greener future.
At Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad, production focuses on the more environmentally friendly packaging family EcoLam, which is part of Constantia Flexibles’ innovative product line Ecolutions.
‘We at Constantia Flexibles, the third largest producer of flexible packaging, are fully aware of our responsibility towards the environment and we understand the needs of our customers and end consumers,’ said Stefan Grote, executive vice president of the Consumer Division at Constantia Flexibles. ‘We want to be the driving force of positive changes in the packaging industry and therefore we constantly working hard to evolve in many fields of sustainable packaging. Opening the first plant focusing only on recyclable packaging is a major achievement not only for Constantia Flexibles but for the whole flexible packaging industry.’
The relationship between Constantia and Comexi companies began in 2003 with the installation of two slitters at its plant in Spain and was consolidated later with the acquisition of a Comexi flexographic press with central drum, which was installed at Jean d’Arc plant in France. After this purchase, the company added three flexo presses, six slitters, and one laminator, which were installed in the various plants around the globe.
‘Comexi is really proud of being part of this step forward and I am sure that Ecoflex will be a game-changer in the flexible packaging industry. My sincere congratulation to all Constantia team for their vision and courage to push forward the environmentally friendly solution’, added Agustí Combis, key account manager at Comexi.