Vishal Containers acquires Comexi F2 MP hybrid flexo machine


In India, gravure printing is increasingly replaced by flexographic technologies (photo: Comexi)
In India, gravure printing is increasingly replaced by flexographic technologies (photo: Comexi)

Comexi (Girona, Spain), supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, and Vishal Containers LTD, a packaging solutions company from India, have strengthened their commercial relationship with the order for a Comexi F2 MP, a hybrid flexo machine suitable for flexible packaging. This purchase is reported to represent a step forward for Comexi in its commitment to establish itself as a reference in the flexographic technology market, while for Vishal Containers LTD it represents its first investment in flexographic presses, since until now they were gravure specialists.

The Indian company, which has several gravure machines, has decided to take the step to flexographic technology and has done so by relying on a hybrid Comexi machine with which they will be able to print with solvent based (SB), water based (WB) and electron beam (EB) technologies. This step allows Vishal Containers LTD to adapt to new trends on the Indian market, which increasingly uses flexographic technology to the detriment of gravure printing.

“We are proud to be able to install a machine with these characteristics in India,” explains Jordi Puig, technical director of the Flexo business unit of Comexi, who adds that Vishal becomes “the first Indian client that has this technology, and the sixth in the world.” In this sense, Vishal Patel, director of Vishal Containers, expresses his satisfaction for being “pioneers in our country and betting on a sustainable technology that will bring added value to our products.”

The environment is one of the major concerns of the government of India, a country that is committed to eliminating plastics for single use within next years. Comexi is no stranger to this issue and has made sustainability one of its major bets present and future. The company has carried out a pioneering initiative to integrate for the first-time environmental impact studies in its core business with the aim to know and communicate at all times these impacts throughout the value chain of the manufacture of a flexographic printing product. Through the implementation of eco-design in their products, a circular economy strategy is established to provide its customers with products that are respectful of the environment throughout their life cycle.