The new plant is focused on the production of more sustainable, fully recyclable, flexible-packaging material. The machines, one Comexi F2 MC CI-flexographic press and two Comexi S2 slitter/rewinders with double turret, will enable the Austrian company to delve deeper into a greener future.
At Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad, production focuses on EcoLam, which is part of Constantia Flexibles’ innovative product line Ecolutions. EcoLam is a lightweight, mono-PE lamination suitable for a great variety of packaging applications. Due to its mono-material structure, it is fully recyclable, and its carbon footprint is approximately 32% lower than that of comparable products. The EcoLam family comes in different barrier grades (EcoLam, EcoLamPlus, EcoLamHighPlus) to deliver the barrier needs for a diversified range of products. The Ecoflex plant has an area of about 250,000 sq ft and currently employs 50 people. The plant will be supplying customers over the world.
“We at Constantia Flexibles, the third-largest producer of flexible packaging, are fully aware of our responsibility towards the environment and we understand the needs of our customers and end consumers. We want to be the driving force of positive changes in the packaging industry and therefore we constantly working hard to evolve in many fields of sustainable packaging. Opening the first plant focusing only on recyclable packaging is a major achievement not only for Constantia Flexibles but for the whole flexible packaging industry,” says Stefan Grote, exec vp-Consumer Division at Constantia Flexibles.
The Comexi F2 MC family of flexographic-printing presses has been designed to provide solutions to the demanding challenges of the flexible packaging market. The robust design along with state-of-the-art electronics minimize the impacts and vibrations and allow converters to achieve higher speeds without bouncing. The new drying system minimizes the necessary energy while ensuring a perfect drying of the substrate. Inking and doctoring, which are considered the core of the flexographic printing presses, have been optimized through three different patents in the design of the doctor blades and the inking system. The collaboration with the top suppliers of video and inspection systems adds in a fully automatic pressure and register set up system with minimum waste.
The Comexi S2 DT, the group's best-seller slitter, slit most of the webs used in the flexible packaging market, at a very high production rate due to its double turret output. The integration of a laser-in-line processing system allows micro and macro perforations performance, among others finishing processes.
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