Comexi – Flexible packaging seminar in São Paulo
BRAZIL • Confirming the importance of the Brazilian market for Comexi, the company held a seminar in the city of São Paulo with the participation of almost one hundred professionals from 32 companies active in the flexible packaging sector. The event was led by Comexi and the Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center (CTec).
Jeroen Van der Meer, CEO of Comexi, was in charge of welcoming all the participants to the seminar. After this introduction, Marc Boadas, general director of Comexi in Brazil, took the floor to stress the growth opportunities that flexible packaging has in the Brazilian market, which is beginning to take its first steps. He also commented on its global trends, as well as the opportunities of the different agents of the sector. “The flexible packaging market is economically healthy for industrial monitoring because it has a historical and future annual growth of more than 5% per year”, said Boadas, who also highlighted that “the South American market has an annual consumption of flexible packaging per capita less than 8 US-Dollar, while Europe has 24 US-Dollar and the United States 63 US-Dollar.”
Eduard Sala, CTec specialist in prepress, focused his two speeches on colour management and extended gamut management, a system of great interest for the companies of conversion, since it allows the optimization of the jobs and reduces the cost of production. The use of extended gamut saves cleaning solvents, simplifies the management of return inks, reduces waste and also decreases changeover and the time of colour adjustment, among other benefits.
The seminar also included a speech by André Pérez, sales manager of Comexi in Brazil, who led the flexo presentation with a detailed explanation of the company’s core business and offered a variety of products for all types of printing, as well as the different options of sustainable solutions in printing with EB inks. Pérez stressed that nowadays the market demands sustainable processes and short runs.
Albert Torrent, Brand manager of Comexi’s slitting business unit, explained the changes that are taking place in society and that more and more needs are required, which is different from those of years ago, and forces the creation of packaging to be adapted to the market. Ángel Tudela, technical director of Comexi in Brazil, discussed the various solutions in lamination, with solvents, without solvents and water-based. Afterwards, Marc Boadas took the floor to present offset technology, a solution that ought to adapt the demands of “time to market”, offering a reduction of the cost per impression and reducing the environmental impact thanks to EB offset inks without solvents.
Award for customer
Comexi was also present at the ceremony of the 26 Prêmio Qualidade Flexo Prof. Sérgio Vay, created in 1993 by the association ABFlexo / FTA-Brasil, and which are the most important in the Brazilian flexo industry. The company was honoured to deliver three of these awards, one of which went to TotalFlex, a company who has only Comexi machines in their facilities.