Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the printing and converting industry of flexible packaging, announced plans for a new Technology Center (CTec) at the company’s new US headquarters in Miami, Florida.
With new customer sales and service offices already completed, the 15,000 square foot CTec facility, with a large, centralized parts inventory, is scheduled for completion in November 2020. Comexi customers and partners can get on-site, at CTec USA, expert training in flexo, laminating, slitting, equipment maintenance, color management, and prepress processes. The center will also allow customers to test and trial materials using onsite machinery. Miami is the company’s third Technology Center location worldwide.
“The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center, Comexi CTec, is fully integrated with our facilities in Riudellots de la Selva. At present, we believe it is time to move forward with the creation of our third technological center, in order to offer our training services, advice, and technical process support to the printing and converting sectors of flexible packaging industry. Owing to CTec USA, Comexi will be able to provide a more effective response to the needs of our American customers,” explains Albert López, the head of the Comexi CTec. When completed the CTec will have a fully operational SL2 solventless laminator, an S2 DT wideweb slitter, and an F2 MP hybrid flexographic press. The Comexi SL laminator is designed for all types of solvent-free laminates, making this machine a perfect sustainable solution. The Comexi S2 DT slitter features a double turret rewinding system providing excellent quality and productivity. Comexi’s F2 MP 60” is a highly versatile 10-color flexo press designed for a wide range of quality print production.
The first technical training at the new center will be conducted the 4th quarter 2020 for a 3-day course on color management. The course will cover practical and theoretical sessions on measurement-based process control, extended color gamut implementation, color management, and quality control practices. Training on high-value printing, lamination, and improving slitting production will be offered the second quarter of 2021. Registration available online.
According to Olof Buelens, Comexi VP and director of North American operations, “the new headquarters and CTec in Miami is a significant investment by Comexi to offer our customers in the Americas better and more extensive services in terms of training, quality, processes, R & D systems, and online ordering. Establishing an expanded parts inventory here also helps guarantee better and faster distribution of spare parts to customers in the US and Canada.”
Comexi North America presently has full-time technicians on staff to ensure timely support to customers from South America to Canada, plus a team of specialists to provide technical support 24/7. Always applying leading-edge technology to better serve customers, Comexi more recently introduced the Comexi Cloud, a digital service platform designed to bring valuable analytics, data, virtual machine configurations, and more on every team, process and application in the customer’s operation. Customers also benefit from Comexi’s remote support with augmented reality glasses, an operational maintenance programs, custom service program, training, and consultancy.