Royal Sens invests in Comexi Offset CI8

Comexi, a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, and Royal Sens, a company specialising in the production of glue-applied labels and packaging materials for a wide range of applications, have signed an acquisition agreement for an Offset CI8 printing press. The use of Comexi’s offset central impression printing technology and EB (Electron Beam) curing system will allow Royal Sens to improve its productivity.

“With the central drum, Royal Sens will obtain a perfect register of every materials, allowing the company to reduce material thickness, in turn, being more sustainable”, explained Comexi brand manager of the offset business, Felip Ferrer. “The EB curing system consumes low energy and provides high productivity, with low migration inks and low odour, approved for food packaging. The technology ensures perfect ink curing at a maximum speed.”

The Comexi Offset CI8 press is the result of combining the advantages of offset variable size printing with central drum technology. It is designed as an ideal solution for short and medium size runs, embracing the demand of time to market and printing quality, and reducing operative cost; all with less impact on the environment. The press has a printing width of 1100mm and a speed of up to 300 m / min.

Dutch firm, Royal Sens can consider a move into new markets, thanks to the acquisition of the press, which provides maximum flexibility by combining multiple SKU within the same print job, reducing changes and waste. Mr Ferrer explained: “As a result of grouping designs in a single run, Royal Sens will we able to take advantage of our technology to expand its opportunities. This will open the door to new markets and allow the company to attract new customers, including flexible packaging markets.”

Founded in 1896, Royal Sens is based in Rotterdam and has a second production site in the Dutch town of Enschede. The company daily produces more than 60 million wet glue labels, and sleeves, which are delivered to most countries in the European Union. Its production focuses on

glue applied labels for Food (including chocolates and sweets), infant nutrition, medical, beverages, pet food, and household products. Royal Sens manufactures labels and flexible packaging for companies such as Abbott, Britvic, Coca Cola, Danone, Kraft Heinz Company, Mondelez, Unilever, and Refresco.