June 9, 2021 By PrintAction Staff
Bobst reveals several new solutions to support its vision for the packaging industry.
“We developed an ambitious vision and one year on, we are rolling out new solutions to help brand owners and converters to deliver better quality, efficiency, control, in a sustainable manner at a time when these qualities have never been more important.” said Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO, Bobst Group.
The newly announced solutions address different industries.
Folding carton industry: Expertfold 110 A3 version
The new multi-purpose Expertfold 110 A3 version features newly integrated modules for the dedicated production of crash-locks and 4- & 6-corners, which simplifies and shortens settings when changing box types. This reduces setup time during changeovers.
Novafoil 106 hot foil stamper
The new Novafoil 106 hot foil stamper provides efficient, versatile and cost-effective multi-colour foiling that enables quick setups and changeovers for high productivity, allowing customers to create more elaborate designs for high-value packaging applications.
This machine can also be used for embossing, debossing, hologram application and die-cutting.
The Accuregister is a new version of Bobst’s legendary optical cut-to-print register. Available on the Novacut 106 range, it will reduce setting times and feed related stops.
Digital Inspection Table Folding Carton 106
The Digital Inspection Table (DIT) Folding Carton 106 is a smart digital device that compares the production results with the client’s original PDF.
It monitors all points of the production process, from printing through embellishment and cutting including inspection of braille and embossing.
Corrugated board industry: Mastercut 1.65
The Mastercut 1.65 is designed for litho-laminated converting, and handles carton and corrugated board as well as litho-laminate.
Combining the advantages of folding carton and corrugated board flatbed die-cutters, it can process robust and delicate materials.
Available on the Expertfold 145/165, the Expertfold 170-350 and the Masterfold 170-350 m, the Speedpack automatic packer will allow converters to realize the full potential of their Bobst folding-gluing lines. With the highest possible number of batches per hour and short set-up times, it increases productivity while preserving box quality.
Folded and glued boxes are automatically counted, stacked and banded, and perfectly formed bundles are delivered, ready for palletization. Speedpack can handle all types of boxes, whether corrugated or litho-laminated, from straight-line, 4&6 corners, to crash-lock bottom.
Flexible packaging industry: Onebarrier
Onebarrier is a family of new alternative and sustainable substrates that Bobst is developing with its partners. One key project within Onebarrier is focused on developing EVOH-free solutions for high barrier full mono material polyethylene (PE) to provide a packaging structure that is recyclable and economical.
Vision RS 5003 gravure press
The Vision RS 5003 is a gravure press that delivers high quality printing at speeds up to 450 m/min on a wide range of flexible substrates.
Siegwerk partnership for water-based inks
Bobst developed successful water-based applications on its gravure presses, utilizing Siegwerk’s new formulation water-based inks. The partnership with the ink manufacturer aims to provide ink formulas that have already set unprecedented performance and quality levels in gravure printing, and which have much lower VOC content than many current alternative water-based offerings on the market.
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