UnionPlast increases its production capacity with the purchase of an entire Comexi line

Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, and UnionPlast, a Peruvian company which specialises in the production of flexible packaging, has strengthened its business relationship after the acquisition by the company of an entire Comexi line.

The F2 MB flexographic press, the SL3 laminator, and the Compack 2 slitter will be installed in the new UnionPlast plant, which is being constructed in Lurín, south of Lima. This installation will allow the company to increase its production capacity.

“We are in a process of growth and modernisation. Presently, our plant is situated in the district of San Luís, but in the coming months we will relocate to our new facility, on a 10,000sq m piece of land, south of Lima, in Lurín,” explains UnionPlast manager Miguel de la Flor, who highlights that “the growth of the company confirms that we need to increase our production capacity.”

The Peruvian company has chosen these three Comexi machines, not only “for their technology and equipment quality, but also for Comexi’s 24/7 service and the trustworthy local representative,” concludes Miguel de la Flor.

Since 1983, UnionPlast, with more than 150 employees, has been dedicated to the production of flexible packaging, printed and non-printed, for the general industry. “Comexi and UnionPlast have a long relationship that solidified in 2017, after the purchase of a Comexi F4 flexographic press, which enabled the Peruvian company to improve productivity”, explains Comexi area manager José Luis Soriano.

Last year, after securing the new Lurín plant project, UnionPlast once again entrusted Comexi, and finalised the agreement to acquire a complete printing, laminating, and slitting line. “UnionPlast especially values our technical support as well as the local service we offer,” says Mr Soriano.

The Comexi F2 MB central drum press is designed to satisfy the short and medium print run needs of the retail and wholesale channels within the flexible packaging sector. This flexographic press has the patented FLEXOEfficiency concepts of ergonomics and accessibility, as well as the performance level and robustness familiar to the Comexi brand.

All of these features are integrated with a simplified drying system design. The Comexi F2 MB has been designed to be an extremely productive and high-performance machine that can meet the needs of the most demanding of jobs.

The Comexi Compack 2 slitter is a compact and fully electric ergonomically-designed machine. In addition to permitting adjustments, it manoeuvres the slitting process after the progression of material. The tension-separating NIP system enables the machine to use various tensions while rewinding and unwinding. Quality and quantity are not incompatible with the Comexi Compack 2, due to the high productivity which is achieved by acceleration ratios.

All of this is accomplished through reaching top speed at a quick rate. Operation with this slitter is straightforward and intuitive, due to tools such as the PC Touch-Panel, which is used to set the pace of the machine, and store production data. The Comexi SL3 is an ideal flexible packaging laminator designed for converters beginning or thus far managing a large number of printing projects which do not require high tensions. Due to the efficiency and compactness of the machine, the Comexi SL3 has a very intuitive user interface, making it much easier for operators to use.