The printing press, which incorporates the offset technology to the central drum, is unique in the market
Girona / Völkermarkt, 16 October 2014.- The Comexi Group, a specialist in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging conversion industry, has reached an agreement with CCL Label to install the Comexi OFFSET CI8 in its plant in Völkermarkt (Austria). As both companies seek maximum quality, sustainability and increase productivity in their products, the Comexi OFFSET CI8 becomes the suitable solution to strengthen CCL Label’s positioning as an environmentally responsible printer while responding their customer’s stringent demands.
The flexibility of the Comexi OFFSET CI8, which makes it possible to carry out just-in-time design changes, together with fine‐tuning and fast production have been the key factors for CCL’s decision to acquire this new machine. This flexibility is achieved thanks to the state‐of‐the‐art central drum offset technology system, combined with automatic sleeve change. CCL Label has also taken into account Comexi’s fast design changes thanks to the use of lithographic plates.
Offset technology is not new for CCL Group, as it already has high expertise capabilities with certain label products. In this case, the Comexi Offset CI8 will provide increased capacity, allowing new products and a wider range of substrates to be printed with offset high quality.
Comexi OFFSET CI8
The Comexi OFFSET CI8 printing machine marks a turning point in the printing of flexible packaging and labels since its launch. The Comexi solution is the first web-offset press for printing variable lengths over a central impression drum, which links the advantages of both offset variable print length and flexo central impression drum printing in one press for flexible packaging and labels. This combination of technologies overcomes the issues that conventional in-line offset machines have by the fact that it can easily print thinner and more elastic materials (OPP, PET, PE,…).
Among its main benefits, the Comexi OFFSET CI8 sharply reduces environmental impact due to the use of solventless inks, better energy efficiency, highest print quality, broad/wide production flexibility and quick response regarding Time-to-Market.
CCL Label, is a part of CCL Industries Inc.
CCL Industries employs approximately 10,100 people and operates 97 production facilities in 27 countries on five continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. CCL Label is the world’s largest converter of pressure sensitive and extruded film materials for a wide range of decorative, instructional and functional applications for large global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare, automotive and consumer durables markets. Extruded plastic tubes, folded instructional leaflets, precision printed & die cut metal components with LED displays and other complementary products and services are sold in parallel to specific end-use markets.
About Comexi Group
World-leading firm with over 450 employees, and with Spanish capital, which has been specialising in manufacturing equipment goods (machinery) for the flexible packaging conversion industry (basically plastic and derivatives), since 1954. Comexi Group is made up of six brands, each one specialised in a different conversion process. Comexi Flexo, specialised in flexographic printing; Comexi Acom, specialised in rotogravure printing; Comexi Offset, specialised in offset printing; Comexi Nexus, specialised in material laminating; Comexi Proslit, specialised in cutting and rewinding, and Comexi Enviroxi, specialised in offering the industry solutions for logistics and environment management. Comexi Group has 3 production centres, one in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona), one near the city of Montenegro, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), and another one in Piacenza (Italy).
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