Operational by August

Coveris in mega Comexi press spend

The press prints with 10 colours at up to 600m/min
The press prints with 10 colours at up to 600m/min

Sustainable packaging company Coveris has invested in a new Comexi flexo press as it takes a further step on its journey towards its ‘No Waste’ sustainable vision.

Representing a €3m (£2.56m) investment, the new F1 Evolution press is expected to be operational at Coveris’ flagship Louth facility by August. The site is also home to the company’s ReCover de-inking and closed-loop recycling plant.

Printing with 10 colours at up to 600m/min, the new 1.7m wide-web press uses GeniusTech automated intelligence to optimise changeovers, impressions, and registration.

The press is expected to deliver major capacity increases in rapid-downstream print to support the Louth site’s continued growth in recyclable MonoFlex and recycled ReGen extruded films.

Coveris said the machine also supports its strategic growth plans in the produce films sector, allowing the business to better support seasonality and market volatility through more dynamic and sustainable print technologies.

Paul Barber, managing director of Coveris’ Louth plant, said: “We’re very excited to announce this investment and the opportunity to showcase it at the world’s leading print event alongside Comexi.

“Having made one of the packaging industry’s most groundbreaking and significant investments into ReCover at our Louth facility last year, we continue to invest in game changing technologies for our customers.

“Offering unrivalled quality and speed alongside minimised waste, energy and process, this really does represent the future of print and we look forward to sharing the technology both with our customers and at Drupa.”

The new Comexi press was shown at Drupa.