Comexi Expands its Presence in the U.S. with the Sale of an F2 MP to New Wave Converting

The flexographic press will be installed at the company’s headquarters in Fontana, Calif.

Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and conversion industry, is expanding its presence in U.S. with the installation of a flexographic press at the New Wave Converting facilities in Fontana, Calf. This Comexi F2 MP 10 colors, especially designed for the American market, is ideal for long runs in the flexible packaging sector of the retail and wholesale channels.

“It is a very important operation for Comexi North America (CNA),” said Tom Calahan, Comexi area manager in this region. “This operation with New Wave Converting allows us to enter into the market and opens the doors for future operations with flexographic presses in this area.”

For over 30 years, New Wave Converting, a family-owned American company, has been printing and laminating plastic film for the snack food and food industries in its two plants located in Fontana, California. The company is leader in printing high quality and processed photo images on packaging film for its customers.

“This year, New Wave Converting will celebrate 34 years of providing quality printing and lamination services at our two facilities located in Fontana, CA. With the acquisition of the Comexi F2 MP 10 color press, we are able to perform coatings in register, as well as produce matte and gloss images for our customer’s packagings”, explains Fritz Huber, New Wave Converting finance executive. “We are 100 percent committed to our customers. We can do 10 color printing and solventless lamination in only one week, or at the most, two weeks if they do not have an art file. Additionally, we make printing plates and pouches.”

Comexi F2 MP has been designed to meet long run printing needs of the flexible packaging sector. It has the patent of FLEXOEfficiency concept of ergonomics and accessibility as well as sharing the performance and robustness of the remaining F2 range. All of this is combined with a drying system design for the best drying performance and a reinforced design for the printing units at a maximum speed of up to 500 m/min for runs where the print speed is the differentiating factor.

The agreement with New Wave Converting allows Comexi North America to strengthen its presence in the United States, where the company recently moved its headquarters to Miami, FL. In this new 15,000 SF facilities, CNA will replicate the Technological Center Manel Xifra Boada (Comexi CTec) experience. This new demo and training centre will give its customers an enhanced experience, in regard to printing, laminating and slitting within the flexible packaging industry, and will offer custom demonstrations.

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