Laminators from Comexi
Comexi and its holding organization COMEXI GROUP were set up as a business endeavor guided by a soul of magnificence since 1954.

Our Principal, as a family business, moulds our values and marks the Group with the legacy of its founder to pursue long term sustainable activities. We are a global leading supplier of machinery and services for the flexible packaging industry by offering highly specialized services in each product line (C.I.flexo, Gravure and C.I. offset for flexible printing, Laminating machine, Slitting & rewinding and logistical and environmental solutions) that complement each other and thus give our customers end-to-end solutions with maximum synergies.

Through this 60 years of history, our philosophy is aimed at constantly adapting to the demands of the market and continuously striving for excellence in order to fulfill our customer’s needs.

Today, 25% of all consumer goods are contained in flexible-packaging materials, which are replacing traditional folding cartons, boxes and fiber board cases and trays. In fact, the flexible-packaging market is the only packaging segment still exhibiting rapid growth outpacing the annual growth rate of other types of rigid packaging.

Considering this fact the converting industry is coming with new technology with high speed automated lines suitable for short run jobs and replacing solvent base laminating machine with solvent less laminating machine depending on the end use and application.

Hence the demand of solventless laminator has gone high when compared to solvent base lamination. Looking at the market trend of solvent-less laminator, converter usually buys a 350 mpm solventless laminating machine for his requirement of 200 tonnes per month laminate which serves his purpose but down the line of a year and half his volume increases and need one more solventless laminating machine. When we studied the trends on solventless laminator converter invests more money in capital i.e, having two or more machine which increases the space, operator, labour, energy, change overs etc.

Based on today’s trend and future demand of solventless laminating machine, it is advisable that a converter should look for 450 mpm solventless laminator which will be more productive for today and tomorrow. The investment would be 20-25% higher than the 350 mpm but when we see the ROI for this incremental cost is between 6 -7 months and he is also getting 100 mpm higher productions. From there converter produces higher volume of laminate from day one and now if we compare the production capacity, a 450 mpm machine produces 25-30% high productivity. Classic example is given below,

Let us assume a laminate structure 12 mic PET/25 mic. PE where ink is 2 gsm and adhesive is 1.5gsm therefore the total gsm of laminate is 43

 

SPEED 450 mpm 350 mpm
OUTPUT IN KGS PER HOUR 1.45 1.15
*UTILISATION % 80%
EFFECTIVE OUTPUT in tonne 1.0 0.90
OUTPUT PER DAY 12 HOUR SHIFT 12 11
OUTPUT PER MONTH in tonne 305 271
TOTAL DIFFERENCE IN tonne OF LAMINATE PRODUCED PER MONTH BETWEEN 450MPM AND 350 MPM 34