The market asked for improved quality, delivery time, cost and environmental solutions
COMEXI ANSWERS WITH ELECTRON BEAM TECHNOLOGY
As the flexible packaging market continues to grow, the focus will shift to predominantly shorter run lengths due to shorter time-to-market, smaller pack quantities and a migration of paper based (offset) packaging to film and foils. This shift will be accompanied by increasing change-overs per day and lower production up-time as an inevitable result. In spite of these pressures, flexographic printing must meet gravure-quality and even offset-quality standards.
COMEXI, a company with a long track record in flexible packaging printing and converting, has conducted extensive research and testing on energy curable ink systems and now offers this mature technology to the market.
Because energy curable inks do not contain any diluents and are pure 100% ink, evaporation plays no part in the curing process, resulting in clean and sharp dots. (Fig. 1).
Meeting the highest quality standards within the highest lineatures has never been easier.
Superior print quality is one of only many advantages in Electron Beam curing;
EB curable ink consumption is less than half that of solvent based printing, as no solvents or water have to evaporate and no additional
solvents have to be added during production, saving substantial amounts of
additional solvents. Additionally, the enormous energy consumption of hot
air dryers, incinerators and VOC abatements do not play a part in the EB
curing process (Fig.2).
Due to current and future environmental regulation, carbon footprint reporting and reduction are expected to become dominant issues in the packaging industry as their cost factors increase (Fig. 3).
The COMEXI EB Flexo environmental benefits, print quality, reduced waste
and cost reduction are welcome news to an industry facing increasing
regulatory and competitive pressure. COMEXI offers its mature EB printing
technology alongside the highest standard of experience—COMEXI has
installed more electron beam printing facilities than any other company in
the world. As an undisputed leader in EB flexographic printing, COMEXI
delivers products and solutions you can count on.