Comexi selected Brazil as the venue for the fifth 2018 technical seminar, confirming the confidence of the company’s owners in the economic recovery of this country. The first four seminars were held in Peru, Mexico, South Korea and Japan, respectively.
“The flexible packaging market is economically healthy for industrial monitoring because it has a historical and future annual growth of more than 5% per year,” said Marc Boadas, general director of Comexi in Brazil. “The South American market has an annual consumption of flexible packaging per capita less than US $8, while Europe has US $24 and the United States US $63.”
Eduard Sala, CTec specialist in prepress, covered color management and extended gamut management. The use of extended gamut saves cleaning solvents, simplifies the management of return inks, reduces waste and also decreases changeover and the time of color adjustment, among other benefits.
“The short time of activity of the teams and the difficulty of finding experts in printing means that more and more machines must be more self-sufficient and automatic,” André Pérez, sales manager of Comexi in Brazil, said.
“We have seen a technology born before our eyes,” said TotalFlex CEO Clodoaldo Neto, who added that “the extended gamut is something new that in a few years should become standard.”
The event was sponsored by some of Comexi’s main partners, leading companies such as Dupont, Rossini, Apex, AVT, Daetwyler, Esko, ESI, Alltech and Sun Chemical. Gabriel Zapata, the product manager of the latter, had a speech about the importance of color measurement, highlighting that large companies must be able to have the same corporate color in all their products and places in the world, offering them at the same time level of quality and color everywhere.
“In this seminar, we had the opportunity to share the technical knowledge in the extended gamut, and how our portfolio of machines can enhance this process. And all this, with the participation of the most important Brazilian companies in the flexible packaging sector,” said Boadas.