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12.05.2016 0

High barrier metallized films and elimination of starry night defects

The BOBST DarkNight process produces high barrier metallized films through defect reduction and web-handling optimization.

Loss of barrier performance due to defects is a common problem

Defects on metallized films lead to a drastic deterioration of barrier properties and poor visuals known in the industry as “Starry Night”. Reduced water vapour and oxygen barrier in turn translate in to a reduction in shelf life of food products.

BOBST DarkNight for Higher Barrier Metallized Film

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05.05.2016 0

Eight gravure press installations in India

In 2015 the Indian industry invested in eight Bobst gravure printing lines. These machines join a total of 70 existing gravure printing presses from Bobst for flexible materials already installed in India, these being made up of well over 500 individual print units.

According to own statement, the manufacturer has maintained a market share of 70% of all imported Electronic Shaft gravure presses sold and installed in India, and that their market share is as high as 50% of the aggregate sales of both foreign and Indian Electronic Shaft gravure presses.




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01.04.2016 0

Bobst about to acquire Wifag-Polytype

Bobst Group and WIFAG-Polytype Group have entered into exclusive negotiations regarding a potential acquisition of WIFAG-Polytype’s coating technology business, as part of the BOBST strategy to successfully drive and continuously expand its existing product portfolio.

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23.03.2016 0

First Bobst metallizer for european market

Poligal has ordered a Bobst metallizer which will be installed at their site in Portugal.

The new Bobst machine will help the company to achieve improved efficiency in the recent extension to their operations where BOPP and CPP films are produced. The General K5000 2850 with Bobst AlOx capability will be the first to be supplied in Europe for the BOPP market due to the increasing demand for high barrier transparent film to satisfy consumers’ requirements for product visibility along with a longer shelf life.

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