This special event was directed to southwest European clients and more than 50 managing
and technical directors joined together to attend the different presentations and demonstrations
that the two companies performed with latest product developments and applications options for
flexible packaging printing. Besides, the attendees had the opportunity to see first-hand the
latest technologies that are appearing in the sector and mainly discover new added value
opportunities and trends that bring benefits to the flexible packaging industry.
The Open House counted with experts in the sector such as Sante Conselvan, president
FTA-Europe, who explained latest world flexographic packaging trends. Also, Paolo
Bonamigo focused his speech on the restorable gravure-printed products that currently can be
made in flexo printing, the new challenges in raw material evaluation and the special innovative
lamination inks and coatings that hubergroup have launched, which boost print quality and
efficiency. In this sense, Dr. Lutz Frischmann detailed how hubergroup has been able to
overcome binder system immanent restrictions and open up a new world of applications with its
solvent based Gecko Platinum Flexo printing inks. “Facilitate outstanding lamination bond
strength values even under sterilization, pasteurization conditions and broaden the gamma of
applications to flexible packaging flexo printing," ensures Frischmann.
Giuseppe Gianetti also presented the properties of innovative Gecko Frontal Uni Premium
ink, which covers the maximum feasible application range available for NC based frontal
printing inks and enhances performance. “Nowadays, there is no need to settle for less
business, more ink sets changes or reduce flexibility. With this solvent-based frontal printing
inks, converters don’t have any restrictions and they can enlarge their portfolio," assures
Moreover, the new generation of hubergroup surface inks for multiple films PE, BOPP, chemical
treated PET or Corona treated BOPA have superior wet adhesion and scratch fastness that
enables further applications in surface printing. “Tactile varnishes give to the converters the
opportunity to create surface effects combining optical effect like contrast gloss and mat with
tactile experience, generating a lot of different combinations and applications”, explained Mr.
Gianetti. Also, during the event, attendees could analyze 2 K Paper touch, a waterproof paper
on a plastic film while Dr. Lars Hancke detailed the importance of haptic perception and tactile
On the other hand, Comexi Flexo Brand Manager Raúl El-Fakdi explained new
developments in the current dynamic flexographic printing environment and the attendees could
discover by means of demonstrations the main benefits from hubergroup inks, Comexi flexo
presses and new Comexi’s Cingular Match fixed palette technology that permits reduction of the
printing run and minimizes waste increasing efficiency.
In this sense, Carles Rodríguez, Comexi Laminating Brand Manager, and Albert Torrent,
Comexi Slitting Brand Manager, explained also with demos the novelties in the laminating and
slitting fields and how Comexi’s latest technologies, research and automation can increase
converters performance and offer wide range of opportunities in retort pouches. In this sense,
attendees were able to see three different solutions - a Comexi F2 MC press, one of the latest
Comexi’s lamination developments, and S1 DT slitter with laser technology and integrated
robot- working in different jobs. Besides, they could check the high quality printing and top
performance of the laminating and slitting innovations presented during the event.
Attendees highlighted the high level of the presentations and the demonstrations offered. In this
sense, assistants bring out that the event was very interesting and a good opportunity to deep in
new projects and further possibilities in this industry. Moreover, they expressed that Flexo
Innovation Day was one of the best ways to get to know the latest techniques and product
innovations in this dynamic sector.
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