PT Panverta based in Indonesia had their new BOBST K5000 2450 installed in their factory earlier this year.
Panverta was established in 1989 and is well known for being a trusted manufacturer of packaging film in Indonesia, producing CPP and LDPE films; the company is also experienced in vacuum metallizing to provide extra value to their film.
In order to expand their offering, Panverta decided to invest in their first BOBST metallizer due to BOBST’s reputation in the market as a proven solutions provider with superior Process Know-how. The new machine includes unique BOBST processes: AluBond® for high adhesion and DarkNight® for high barrier metallized film.
Panverta invested in AluBond® to improve the bonding performance during the metallization process which is more cost effective than using special resins. AluBond® is a unique metallizing process which achieves high bonding strength on any substrate with values up to 5N/15mm being achieved eliminating the need for chemically treated films.
The machine also includes a high rate evaporation source for higher speed of operation and reduced distance between adjacent boats to give better coating uniformity.
Another innovative feature also included on this machine is the Hawkeye Pinhole Detector which is a monitoring system that at full metallizer speed, detects, counts and categorizes pinholes and other defects from 0.1mm upwards. Hawkeye sets the benchmark for in-process control; bringing increases in speed and final product quality and an improved barrier performance.
Commenting on the investment Suherman Tanjung, Director from PT Panverta said “We have a lot of experience in metallizing films and when we needed to expand capacity to meet demand, we decided to also invest in processes which will give more added value to our films. BOBST are well-known in the market in particular for its AluBond® process and their expertise in this area. The machine is now up and running in the factory and we are very happy with it and look forward to continuing our relationship with BOBST”