South African flexible packaging producer Tropic Plastic & Packaging installed its fifth Comexi
F2 MB – it's third within the last two years – which will be installed at its Durban facilities, Comexi said.
The relationship between the two companies dates back to 2011 when Tropic Plastic & Packaging purchased its first Comexi machine: a Comexi FPLUS flexographic press. Following this purchase, Tropic Plastic & Packaging acquired a Comexi F2 MP and its last three acquisitions were the Comexi F2 MB.
“[Comexi's] attention to detail is immaculate and every element is tailored for our purposes,” said Ismail Simjee, Tropic’s managing director. “We are well-positioned to take advantage of the new requirements and developments in the African packaging market, primarily as a result of our investment in innovation and partnership with great suppliers such as Comexi."
Comexi is represented in South Africa by Advanced Packaging Technology, which is based in Cape Town.
Tropic Plastic & Packaging, a third-generation family-owned business, has been in the industry for more than 50 years. Its core business is the manufacturing of polyethylene films and its derivatives, the printing and converting of flexible packaging in various forms, as well as lamination.
“Comexi’s after-sales service has been our primary reason for continuing to purchase new machines from the company," Simjee said. "[Comexi] helped us gain a competitive edge in the southern African market and we have won numerous prestigious awards, including the gold award at the Gold Pack Awards for best overall plastic in South Africa and the gold award at the Flexographic Print Excellence Awards."