With the objective to be the primary global supplier for the flexible packaging industry, Comexi has positioned itself as one of the leading laminator and coating solution companies, by offering unique solutions that reduce the environmental impact. It has achieved the highest quality standards in laminating with solventless adhesives as well as water-based adhesives or solvent, due to its constant commitment to state-of-the-art technologies. Furthermore, Comexi’s continuing innovation in the finishing sector has led to holographic solutions that provide attractive designs and copy-proof attributes.
In a highly competitive environment with fierce competition and no tolerance for human error, not only are losses paid for at a high price, but traceability is essential as well. Consequently, Comexi has taken a step forward: the company has made a visible commitment to automation of the process and the machine. Comexi’s Lamination business unit has developed two new machines that respond to these commitments, the SL2 Evolution and the ML2 Evolution.
The new SL2 Evolution will become the next industry standard, as a result of its flawless combination of automation, reliability, and productivity. This machine is the leading performing option for solventless lamination for the following reasons: an incredible and futuristic design; the completely renovated interface; an exclusive applicator head design (consisting of full motorisation and metering sleeves usage); options to incorporate automatic change turrets; an extremely intuitive touch environment; and overall top-notch options. Among these latter options, the Closed Loop system is of special interest, as it automatically adjusts and maintains the adhesive grammage without solvents throughout the production process.
The Comexi ML2 Evolution laminator is a highly and extremely versatile machine that is operable with all types of adhesives and coatings: solvent-based, water-based, wax or solvent-less. Furthermore, the machine performs a wide range of in-register applications such as cold-seal, ink or varnishes. As a result, it has a series of easily interchangeable technological trolleys to satisfy every demand. Moreover, the ML2 Evolution laminator has a completely modular drying tunnel that substantially helps to perform a huge number of applications. The winding section can also be configured in accordance with various requirements.
The ergonomic design of the Comexi ML2 Evolution laminator allows for a simplistic and intuitive top-speed performance of daily operations, subsequently maximising production and minimising downtime. In order to meet the highest standards, the Comexi ML2 Evolution has incorporated new state-of-the-art options that facilitate the conversion of flexible packaging. These options include the Comexi Closed Loop, which automatically adjusts and maintains the adhesive grammage without solvents throughout production. Additionally, the automatic mark-to-mark registration adjustment system for cold-seal will become an industry milestone, as it does not require operator intervention during the settings, as well as considerably reducing material waste and the loss of adjustment time.
The objective of the two systems is to facilitate the job setup task and make machines more automatic, thus leading the industry towards full autonomous machinery. All of the aforementioned options, particularly in combination with a completely innovative new design, render a spectacular appearance that has never been seen on the market, and will become the new standard for Comexi.
The new SL2 Evolution is set to become the next industry standard, as a result of its flawless combination of automation, reliability, and productivity