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Comexi Group closes the sale of two FLEXO F2 printing presses to Clondalkin Group
Comexi Group has reached an agreement for the sale of two F2 flexographic printing presses to Clondalkin Group, an international producer of flexible packaging. In the coming months, the machines will be installed at the latter’s Flexoplast B.V. and Wentus Kunststoff GmbH plants, located in Holland and Germany respectively, part of Clondalkin Group’s Engineered Films Division.
With this purchase, Clondalkin Group is demonstrating its aspiration to expand within the flexible packaging sector and to offer quality solutions at an international level. To achieve this goal it has chosen to confide in the features and performance of Comexi Group’s FLEXO F2 printing presses. A fundamental factor in the closure of the sales agreement was the fact that Clondalkin has already worked with machinery by Comexi Group. Satisfaction with the results and the proven reliability of the machinery led Clondalkin to choose the Catalan manufacturer once again.
The innovative design of Comexi’s FLEXO 2 printing press is the result of perfected ergonomics. By introducing changes to the structure of the press, accessibility to all points that affect operability, functioning and maintenance has been improved. These innovations also reduce the time needed for changing tasks, thus ensuring a more productive machine.
The FLEXO 2 press by Comexi incorporates 10 new patents related to the grids, doctor blade, drying screen, feeder reel, layout and Cingular modules. Since all these aspects are directly concerned with ergonomics and efficiency, the company decided to name it F2 FlexoEfficiency.
This particular press by the Catalan manufacturer has been singled out this year to receive the Red Dot Design Award.
Comexi Group inaugurates its new fašade: a 635m² vertical garden
On Saturday 11th May, Comexi Group, inaugurated its new façade: a 635m2 vertical garden. Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont, and Mayor of Riudellots de la Selva, Montserrat Roura, accompanied Comexi Group’s chairman, Manel Xifra, when the ribbon at the opening ceremony was cut.
The façade’s inauguration was arranged so that it would coincide with Girona’s ‘Temps de Flors’ (Flower Time) festival. Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont, described how pleased he was to be in Riudellots inaugurating the two events: “They are two success stories that were put into practice at around the same time. Both of them are a privilege and source of pride for Girona,” he declared. This opinion was shared by the Mayor of Riudellots de la Selva, who expressed her satisfaction at the company’s growth.
Company chairman, Manel Xifra, expressed his contentment with the new façade, an example of the innovative, sustainable path that the company has been following for several years now: “It is a symbol of our bid to transform the flexible packaging industry, in a move toward improved sustainability.”
The building’s former façade was transformed into a vertical garden in order to exemplify the company’s bid for sustainability and environmental care: two ideologies that underlie its current expansion philosophy and field of research. In this respect, the company is striving to increase the efficiency of its machinery, both technically and mechanically, so that both Comexi Group and its clients can reduce their carbon footprint.
At the same time, it is also researching the development of printing and laminating machines that do not use pollutant solvents. The Comexi OFFSET CI8 already operates with EB inks.
Comexi Group is also ISO 14000 certified in acknowledgement of the efforts it has made to find a balance between maintaining its profit levels and reducing the company’s environmental impact.
The event finished with a get-together for staff and their families, the main protagonists of these changes.