Unique laminator solutions reduce environmental impact

26.10.2022 Comexi (Girona, Spain) positions itself as one of the leading laminator and coating solution companies, by offering unique solutions that reduce the environmental impact.

Comexi’s SL2 Evolution Laminator.
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Comexi’s SL2 Evolution Laminator.

It has achieved high 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 by making 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 most autonomous laminator

With the new SL2 Evolution, Comexi aims to set the next industry standard, thanks to its combination of automation, reliability, and productivity. This machine is considered to be a leading option for solventless lamination for the following reasons: a futuristic design; a completely renovated interface; an exclusive applicator head design (consisting of full motorisation and metering sleeves usage); options to incorporate automatic change turrets; an intuitive touch environment; and further top-notch options including the Closed Loop system, which automatically adjusts and maintains the adhesive grammage without solvents throughout the production process. According to the manufacturer, the SL2 Evolution is the most autonomous laminator on the market.

Highly versatile machine

The Comexi ML2 Evolution laminator is a highly versatile machine that can be operated 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 great 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, thus 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 is expected to become an industry milestone, as it does not require operator intervention during the settings, as well as considerably reduces material waste and the loss of adjustment time.

The objective of the two systems is to facilitate the job set-up task and make machines more automatic, thus leading the industry towards full autonomous machinery.