BOBST will be present at ICE Europe in Munich, Germany from 10th-12th March 2015 in Hall 6, stand #237 where the latest technologies for the flexible packaging, printing and converting industries will be presented.
Visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to meet with BOBST specialists to discuss the new technologies in more detail. Of particular interest at this exhibition are the fields of vacuum metallizing and coating.
BOBST answers the market needs for coating machines with the ROTOMELT, ROTOTACKY, ROTOSIL and ROTOCOAT production lines. They are designed based on a modular concept which allows for a tailor made process. These lines allow remarkable flexibility in regards to the choice of the most suitable coating technology for coated and/or laminated products. Combined with excellent process knowledge, this guarantees a final product of the highest quality.
In the field of vacuum metallizing, the focus will be on two key innovations - BOBST General Hawkeye Pinhole Detector and the AlOx process. The BOBST General Hawkeye Pinhole Detector is a monitoring system which at full metallizer speed, detects defects which results in increased production speed and increases in the quality of the final product. The AlOx process produces clear film with good water and oxygen barrier levels and can be used for products including baked goods and microwaveable food where product visibility is required.
In lamination, CL 850 / CL 1000 multi-technology laminators and the SL 850 / SL 1000 solventless laminators produce superior quality laminated structures with the widest combination of materials which is possible due to the accuracy of the web handling control. The BOBST flexo coating system in particular ensures the best quality results in coating solvent-based adhesives directly on very thin aluminium foil at high speed.
A superior web handling performance is also one of the hallmarks of ROTOEXTRUDER extrusion coating & laminating machines. These machines can produce the highest quality composite structures for the flexible packaging industry and can also handle a large variety of applications in the paper and board converting industries.
The BOBST range of gravure presses is the most comprehensive in the industry. The platforms of printing solutions for flexible materials such as the Rotomec 4003 can match the user's specific requirements and application in the most efficient and profitable way, due to the different configurations and options which are available.
As for flexo printing the main focus will be on the F&K 20SIX which features print widths up to 1'650 mm, repeats up to 1'200 mm, and speeds up to 600 m/min. Designed to cover the whole range of packaging printing demands, the models of the F&K 20SIX platform provide technologies all with the aim of improving productivity in order to minimize waste, change-over time and energy consumption.