Wipak Group acquires 4 slitters Comexi S1 DT

The two global companies strengthen its extensive strategic alliance

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Girona, January 2018. – Comexi, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry,
and Wipak Group, manufacturers of highly innovative premium-quality packaging solutions,
reinforce its strategic alliance. Wipak Group has just acquired 4 Comexi S1 DT slitters, which
joints the rest of Comexi’s slitters and laminators that the firm has already installed at its several
productive plants all around the world.
The alliance between Wipak and Comexi dates back to 2005 when the global group purchased
its first Comexi slitter. Nowadays, with these new acquisitions, the firm doubled its confidence in
Comexi. Three of the new S1 DT will be integrated with the other Comexi’s slitters that the
group has already working in its Walsrode plant, in Germany, in order to complete the
automation project in its slitting section. The fourth slitter Comexi S1 DT will be installed in the
Wipak Group plant in Poland.
“They are slitters completely automatic, with high added value, dedicated to the conversion of
flexible laminates and semi rigid materials such as the ones used for the food packaging.
Materials that only innovative enterprises like Wipak develops”, explains Comexi’s Key Account
Manager, Agustí Combis. In this sense, Combis ensures that with this new agreement, Wipak
puts in value Comexi’s capacity to offer innovative solutions and its flexibility to adapt to any
requirement and improve clients’ competitiveness. Besides, Combis also highlights that another
Comexi’s slitter and rewinder, purchased earlier by the group, has been recently delivered to
Wipak Nastola.
Comexi S1 DT
The Comexi S1 DT slitter ensures excellent results, both in quality and productivity, even in the
most challenging jobs. Is a top-of-the-range double turret slitting machine with regulating and
control elements that allows high production rates in the most demanding jobs or jobs that have
many output reels, such as those intended for the labels market. It also handles easily thicker
structures, aluminums, or non-woven materials.
This slitter also provides a real reading of the tension since it has independent motors for each
turret. Searching for quality does not mean compromising productivity, and that is why this slitter
provides high production rate thanks to the spectacular acceleration ramps, which enable
working with higher average speed and reduce downtimes.
In this sense, it is ergonomic and easily operated thanks to its PC Touch-Panels that set the
machine’s pace and store production data. This slitter can be adapted to each client’s need with
several automation options such as automated reel unloading, splicing tables, print mark
counters and the Comexi Laser system that mark the difference and multiplies the range of
possibilities and applications.
About Wipak – www.wipak.com
Wipak Group develops and manufactures highly innovative premium-quality packaging
solutions for a wide range of food products, medical instruments and devices.
Always searching new solutions to increase their productivity, Wipak has gained a leading
position among European suppliers of multilayer films, in particular, barrier films. Joining forces
with its North American sister company Winpak, offers to all key markets its broad range of
products and services. Both Wipak and Winpak are part of the packaging division of the Finnish
Wihuri Group, which employs more than 5.000 highly qualified professionals all over the world.
Wipak operates 10 factories in Europe in which develop and manufacture premium-quality films
and packaging solutions for food products and medical products alike.
About Comexi – www.comexi.com
Comexi has extensive experience in manufacturing equipment for the flexible packaging
conversion industry. World leader, it runs five product lines, each specialized in a different
conversion process: flexography printing, offset printing, gravure printing, laminating and slitting.
The company has more than 36,000 sqm. distributed over three production centres in Riudellots
de la Selva (Girona, Spain), Brazil and Italy. Furthermore, its widespread sales network extends
to more than 100 countries, providing an answer to all its client’s needs.
Comexi includes the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre where the company provides
support and transfers its knowledge to the various groups involved in the flexible printing
industry process.

 

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