Dutch flexible packaging converter Royal Sens has acquired a Comexi Offset CI8 printing press with central impression (CI) printing technology and electron beam (EB) curing system to improve its productivity.
Founded in 1896, Royal Sens is based in Rotterdam and has a second production site in the Dutch town of Enschede. The company daily produces more than 60 million wet glue labels and sleeves delivered to most countries in the European Union. Its production focuses on food, infant nutrition, medical, beverages, pet food, and household products. It works with Abbott, Britvic, Coca-Cola, Danone, Kraft Heinz Company, Mondelez, Unilever, and Refresco.
‘With the central drum, Royal Sens will obtain a perfect register of every material, allowing the company to reduce material thickness, in turn, being more sustainable,’ said Felip Ferrer, brand manager of the offset business unit at Comexi. ‘The EB curing system consumes low energy and provides high productivity, with low migration inks and low odor, approved for food packaging. The technology ensures perfect ink curing at a maximum speed.’
The Comexi Offset CI8 press combines the advantages of offset variable size printing with central drum technology. It is suitable for short and medium size runs, and accosting to the manufacturer enables converters to respond to the demand of time to market and printing quality, reduce operative cost, and decrease the impact on the environment.
The CI8 press has a printing width of 1100mm and a speed of up to 300 m/min, and faster changeover times in comparison to other conventional technologies. Furthermore, it provides flexibility by combining multiple SKUs within the same print job, which reduces changes and waste.
‘As a result of grouping designs in a single run, Royal Sens will be able to take advantage of our technology to expand its opportunities. This will open the door to new markets and allow the company to attract new customers, including flexible packaging markets,’ concluded Ferrer.