Coating & Laminating

First remote installation of a Comexi laminator during COVID-19 pandemic


uring the COVID-19 pandemic, Comexi – global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector – has remotely installed multiple machines in response to the increased production of its customers. Recently, the company successfully completed the first remote installation of a Comexi SL3 solventless laminator, sold by Eduardo López, a Comexi agent, at the Plásticos Correa plant in Medellín, Colombia. Throughout the assembly of this new laminator, the distance between the headquarters of Plásticos Correa and the facilities of Comexi in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona) was not an obstacle. Mostly, this is as a result of the collaboration between the various parties involved, particularly those responsible for sales and projects, which includes the local technical manager, Nelson Gamboa and, above all, the client.

The plant manager, Ricardo Posada,

explains that Plásticos Correa acquired the Comexi SL3 laminator “to produce a variety of laminated containers, principally for the food industry, as well as for the production of a 100% polyolefin pouch, which can be recycled with traditional machines.” Access facilitation and the handling of machines have always been a priority for Comexi: the objective is to make the lives of operators and customers as uncomplicated as possible. In regard to laminators, this is possible due to an extremely user-friendly interface and a very intuitive recipe system for storing production.

Over the past few years, this has been especially helpful in optimising customer production; although recently, during COVID-19, it has been key to remote commissioning. In many of these instances, the client must perform part of the initial tasks of the machine without having previously used it. Contrary to expectations, and due to the easy use of laminators, the

result of this is not disruptive. Plásticos Correa is dedicated to the development of flexible packaging, primarily for the pharmaceutical and food sectors. The Comexi SL3 is an ideal flexible packaging laminator designed for converters starting out or already performing a large amount of work which does not require high voltage. Efficient and compact, it has a very intuitive user interface, making it much easier for operators to use.


Davis-Standard introduces DSX Aseptic coating and laminating line


bbey Labels has worked with MPS Systems to integrate a high-speed die-cutting module on its newest flexo press to increase efficiencies. In response to increased demand for aseptic packaging technology for emerging markets, Davis-Standard has introduced the DSX Aseptic 400 triplex extrusion coating and laminating line. This solution offers quick changes, waste reduction and precision web handling for maximum widths of 1,350mm (53 inches) and speeds from 250 to 400 mpm (820 to 1,312 fpm). It is designed for paper, aluminium foils and/or films used in aseptic and liquid carton board packaging products. “We have sold aseptic lines with similar outputs in the past, but based on market analysis, there was a need for a dedicated product line for emerging markets,” says Michael Schröder, head of sales EMEA and

product management at Davis-Standard’s German subsidiary ER-WE-PA GmbH. He adds: “The DSX Aseptic 400 is pre-engineered to provide optimum specifications for emerging market customers in terms of output and technology for process efficiency.”

Davis-Standard is a global market leader in extrusion lamination lines for aseptic packaging products. This line configuration reflects that leadership with customisation options to address diverse structures, including those used for aseptic and fresh milk/beverage filling machines. According to Mr Schröder, another advantage is Davis-Standard’s regional after-sale service and support, and more than 100 global references for similar applications. “One of the most significant benefits to customers in emerging markets is knowing they are getting value for first-rate technology and service, which is based on experience,” he says.

“Each component on this line is designed for performance and efficiency, and we have the global resources to support them.”

u 12 November 2020

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