May 20, 2013
Flexo Market News
Inaugurates New Façade
On Saturday May 11, Comexi Group, located in
Girona, Spain, inaugurated its new façade: a 635m2
vertical garden. Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont,
and Mayor of Riudellots de la Selva, Montserrat
Roura, accompanied Comexi Group’s chairman,
Manel Xifra, when the ribbon at the opening ceremo-
ny was cut. The façade’s inauguration was arranged
so that it would coincide with Girona’s ‘Temps de
Flors’ (Flower Time) festival.
The building’s former façade was transformed into
a vertical garden in order to exemplify the compa-
ny’s bid for sustainability and environmental care:
two ideologies that underlie its current expansion
philosophy and field of research. In this respect, the
company is striving to increase the efficiency of its
machinery, both technically and mechanically, so that
both Comexi Group and its clients can reduce their
At the same time, it is also researching the develop-
ment of printing and laminating machines that do
not use pollutant solvents like UV inks.
RockTenn Launches New
RockTenn will roll out the TAPPISAFE Safety Orien-
tation Program at the West Point, Virginia mill. TAP-
PISAFE, a service of TAPPI offered in partnership
with Alliance Safety Council, provides a standardized
safety orientation program for contractors and is re-
portedly the only safety orientation program specifi-
cally designed for the industry, by the industry.
Key aspects of the program include: standardized
courses that helps reduce redundant and potentially
costly safety orientations, up-to-date OSHA compli-
ance information, and instantly verifiable records.
The West Point mill produces nearly 900,000 tons
of linerboard and corrugating medium.
AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech-
nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor-
rugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft,
bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Nar-
row web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the
vast thickness range requirements and specific adhesion
systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide
technical service and problem solving services for unique
customers & applications.
Advanced Prepress Graphics, Inc.
Flexo Plate making at it’s finest. All format’s available up to
x 80”. Flexo artwork, Flexo films, and Flexo Plates.
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate
processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo-
graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag-
ing systems and software specifically designed for
Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.
The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality
flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging industry
worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators,
slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as
automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery systems, au-
tomatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage
Specialized Doctor Blades for every printing and coating
application, including the One-Step, which eliminates or
greatly reduces UV spitting and the Soft Blade, designed to
significantly reduce score lines. New Stableflex, which
eliminates or greatly reduces chatter. MDC Flexo Consum-
able Products includes end seals, cleaning brushes, pro-
tective roll covers, filter/magnet systems, cylinder repair
kits, FOG ink remover and lint-free rags and more.
Daetwyler provides solutions to improve efficiency and pro-
ductivity from prepress to pressroom.
DuPont Packaging Graphics
DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier
of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional
formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates,
Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves,
mounting and finishing products. For more than 35 years,
beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate,
through to today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has
been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing
industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has
been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print
performance, and environmental benefits.
Flexo Market News