In a move that strengthens its position in the wide web market, Vetaphone announces that its Corona technology has been chosen by Comexi, the leading manufacturer of flexible packaging converting equipment, for its newly launched ML2 laminator. The decision to recommend Vetaphone equipment on the new ML2 was taken after extensive tests of the Danish technology, and is hailed as a mark of best practice for Vetaphone, which is the leading supplier of surface treatment in narrow web.
The system chosen for Comexi is the newly developed VE1L model that is capable of treating conductive and non-conductive materials, and is supplied with the high-efficiency iCorona generator that Vetaphone describes as ‘state-of-the-art’.
The new Comexi ML2 is a top of the range machine designed for both high productivity and versatility, and is intended to build on the success of the company’s popular Dual model, which it replaces. It is a true ‘operators machine’ with a range of gadgets that make it easy to operate, and fast to run. Capable of running solvent, water-based, or solvent free adhesives, the ML2 has a maximum web width of 1530 mm and is capable of 450 m/min, offering cold seal, heat seal, ink, matt and gloss varnish, as well as all kinds of in register applications. Its trolley design permits gravure, solvent-less, flexo, semi-flexo and enclosed doctor blade chamber operation, and customers can specify drying tunnels up to 9 metres long, with independently controlled sections.
Commenting on the new working partnership that has been forged between the two manufacturers, Vetaphone’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Kevin McKell said: “We are delighted to be working so closely with such a leading wide web manufacturer as Comexi, whose technology is universally respected and admired. For our Corona technology to be approved and recommended for the new Comexi ML2 is key milestone for Vetaphone as we aim to extend our market penetration in wide web.”
For Comexi, Brand Manager Carles Rodríguez confirms that collaboration with Vetaphone was excellent right from the beginning: “We have very strict and demanding specifications that have been successfully achieved during our comprehensive tests. We are more than pleased to welcome on board such a talented group of professionals, with the latest state of the art technology products.”
Albert Chicote, Comexi’s Laminating Business Unit Director, announces that his Unit has registered significant growth over the past three years. “In order to keep with this ultra-fast growing ratio, we need to incorporate the latest technology in our top sales machinery. The new ML2 places multi-purpose lamination at a completely new level.” He confirmed that Comexi sold 10 ML2 laminators in the first two months after its launch.
For Comexi, the new ML2 will help to boost its record sales performance in global markets and sets the company well on the way for its Industry 4.0 solutions. For Vetaphone, the new cooperative agreement is a key milestone in its 2020 plan.