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26.07.2017 0

Oben Holding Group Installs Second BOBST at OPP El Salvador

Oben Holding Group starts its another wide web metallizer in El Salvador which locates at their new green field plant. At the OPP Peru plant, it follows on from the installation and setup of the largest metallizer in South America. 
The purchasing decision of this new machine for OPP El Salvador taken because of the company’s strategy to get a step closer to the lucrative market of North America and to serve the growing Central American market locally for food packaging. The K5000 4450mm BOBST machine will work in parallel with two BOPP 8.7m film lines.  

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10.05.2017 0

Treofan Installs Second Bobst Coater

Treofan Group is installing a second high-performance coater at its site in Battipaglia, Italy in addition to its Terni site which produces an annual 10,000 metric tons of coated film.
The Battipaglia site is flexibly designed to produce films in various coatings, including films with both single and double-side coatings and integrated mineral oil barriers. Film width can be varied as well.

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06.04.2017 0

Uflex invests in laser scoring technology

Uflex makes investments in order to provide easy to open flexible packaging solutions. Mr. Arun Anand, Executive Vice President Marketing at Uflex Packaging, said that Uflex is the first company to introduce laser scored flexible packaging in India. This new technology enables them to offer a non-contact, clean processing solution that eliminates the need for mechanical tooling or associated consumables. Production downtime is also reduced.  

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09.02.2017 0

Celplast installs a new metallizer

Celplast is installing a new kind of metallizer, with Metacoat inline top-coating that will produce protected high-barrier materials new to the flexible packaging and converting industry. Extensive testing of Metacoated metallized films from Celplast's pilot line have shown barrier values up to 10x greater than those of traditional metallized films, to be used in layer elimination, foil replacement and other high barrier applications.

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03.11.2016 0

New Bobst K5 Expert launched

Over 80 visitors from around the world attended this year’s Bobst Manchester Open House to see the world premiere of the K5 Expert metallizer.

The BOBST K5 Expert can run at speeds up to 1200 m/min, is available in widths from 2450-3650 mm and can house increased roll diameters of up to 1270 mm to meet new industry trends for improved productivity.

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13.10.2016 0

Michelman introduces barrier coatings for AlOx applications

At the SPE FlexPackCon will Michelman launch two new AlOx topcoats. Together with Bobst Michelman has developed the Michem Flex B5770 and Michem Flex B5780 coating.

In testing, Michem Flex B5770 showed no loss of barrier after 20 Gelbo flexes, while Michem Flex B5780 showed only slightly reduced levels. Michem Flex B5780 shows slightly better print receptivity, and has superior bond strength when tested in laminate structures.   

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13.10.2016 0

Rinco expands technology for Ultrasonic Sealing

Rinco Ultrasonics has been awarded a patent for film sealing technology for ultrasonic film sealing of flexible pouch packaging. The patented technology has resulted in the development of a high-force, high-speed solution which elevates ultrasonic welding to a new performance level, enabling users to increase seal strength, improve aesthetics, and broaden the processing window versus competitive ultrasonic sealing and heat sealing processes.


According to Rinco the new patented technology significantly reduces the need for additional stations on a pouch sealing machine.  

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22.09.2016 0

kalwar presents new functionalisation technology

At the K show the kalwar group, together with Evonik’s Silanes Business Line, is presenting new functionalisation perspectives using kalwar's calvasol process.

Fresh crunchy food looks appetising, but the appearance can be marred by condensation building up inside the plastic wrap. kalwar's calvasol functionalisation systems not only deliver the necessary long-term adhesion but also solve the antifog problem.

According to the manufacturer calvasol also enables release and antiblock effects to be developed in close cooperation with the customer.

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22.09.2016 0

Bobst and Michelman offer new barrier solutions

In response to market demand for high barrier AlOx transparent films to be better protected during the conversion process, Bobst and Michelman have collaborated to develop a solution combining topcoats with AlOx coatings to prevent barrier performance loss during conversion processes such as printing and lamination.

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01.09.2016 0

Highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world

Bobst Manchester will be holding an Open House at their Competence Centre in Heywood, England on 18th October 2016.

The event will see the unveiling of the new Bobst K5 Expert which, according to the manufacturer, will be the highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world.

As is particularly critical in a cost sensitive process such as vacuum metallizing, the new K5 Expert includes significant cost saving innovations to reduce energy consumption, consumable usage and film waste, whilst maximising productivity.

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