Comexi launches ML2 laminator for packaging

Comexi has launched a new laminator, the ML2, which can work with solvent-based, water-based or solvent-free adhesives and is aimed at packaging applications. Consequently, it can handle a range of coatings and applications such as coldseal, heatseal, ink or varnishes.

The Comexi ML2 is a 1530 millimeter wide laminator that can run at 450 mph.

Comexi says that it began designing the ML2 back in 2015 when it saw an increasing demand for jobs with multiple solutions that required frequent changes. Albert Chicote, Comexi’s Lamination Business Unit director, explains: “This machine was designed to increase productivity; with this technology, changeovers can be done with the maximum speed and  minimum  waste.”

The laminator works with materials up to 1530 millimeters wide and at a speed of 450 metres per minute. It has a high precision register control system for higher quality work, as well as a motorised linear web guide and Quick Front-Reverse Reading system for fast  job  adjustments. It also boasts 3-roller NIP technology to apply higher pressure at a lower point of contact, which makes for more uniform pressure across the lamination NIP leading to better quality finish for jobs and reducing the chance of breaks and wrinkles.

It’s been designed to be highly flexible, having five easily interchangeable trolleys. These allow it to be configured quickly for different processes, including gravure with open chamber, gravure closed chamber, solventless, flexo GL and semi-flexo. Customers can also configure the drying tunnel, choosing to have 6 or 9 metres, with 2 or 3 independent zones, depending on their needs.

The ML2 also has two panoramic touch screens with the latest software which allows it to load the next job while the machine is running and to run the peripheral equipment, and to save the parameters of all jobs.

 


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