The goal of innovation and the development of more sustainable printing unite three companies: Comexi Group, a specialist in the manufacture of machinery for the flexible packaging converting industry, is working with BASF and Wikoff Color Corporation in the development of its latest innovations.

Comexi Group and BASF demonstrated the sector’s move towards solvent-free printing with the Comexi Flexo F2 at drupa 2012. The company’s new press will be adapting the latest water-based inks technology with BASF resins to flexographic printing, thus offering enhanced sustainability and reduced cost, yet maintaining a high level of print quality and printability. BASF also presented its solutions for water-based printing inks, adhesives for lamination and biodegradable packaging materials.

At drupa, Comexi and Wikoff Color Corporation exhibited a new printing technology that uses solvent-free, low-migration inks for food-grade packaging and perfectly compatible with the innovative offset printing system with a central drum using EB offset inks. The Wikoff inks offer excellent print properties and stable performance in food-grade packaging applications, with outstanding adherence on various plastic films.

Comexi
+34 97-247-77-44; www.comexigroup.com

Wikoff Color Corporation
(803) 548-2210; www.wikoff.com

BASF
(973) 245-6000; www.basf.com