Comexi gives up gravure business

Comexi is to discontinue its rotogravure press business in order to concentrate on its flexo, offset, lamination and slitting equipment.

The Comexi R2 gravure press takes reels up to 1350mm and runs at up to 400mpm.

Comexi entered the gravure business in 2010 with the acquisition of the Acom company, which was part of the Schiavi Group. It launched its R2 gravure press at the last Drupa show back in 2016.

However, Comexi now says that the market is moving to short runs, customized packaging and more sustainable solutions, meaning that there just isn’t the demand for gravure presses. However, Comexi has said that it will continue to service its current gravure customers.

Meanwhile, Comexi says that it will concentrate on offset and digital solutions for flexible packaging and that it will move away from solvent use in favour of more environmentally-friendly solutions.

Comexi was founded in 1954 by Manel Xifra and his wife under the name Construccions Mecaniques Xifra in Girona, Spain. It’s a privately owned company and Comexi has declined to comment on the financial impact to the company of closing down the gravure business.


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