For BOBST, it was a premiere participation to Koplas, Korea, March 10-14, and a very successful one with a strong interest in the company’s wide range of web-fed printing and converting equipment including the processes of flexo and gravure printing, coating and laminating, and vacuum metallizing.
The focus of interest was BOBST’s flexo printing equipment, in particular 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.
Visitors also used the opportunity to learn more about BOBST’s range of gravure presses which is the most comprehensive in the industry. Being a compact machine delivering great performance, the brand new RS 5002 shaftless gravure press arouse the visitors’ special interest.
In lamination, the focus was on the BOBST CL 850 / CL 1000 multi-technology laminators and the SL 850 / SL 1000 solventless laminators which produce superior quality laminated structures with the widest combination of materials due to the accuracy of the web handling control.
In the area of coating, visitors were able to discuss the range which comprises of ROTOMELT, ROTOTACKY, ROTOSIL and ROTOCOAT which are based on a modular concept which allows for tailor made processes. Last but not least, in vacuum metalizing, the Hawkeye pinhole detector was presented along with the AlOx process which produces clear film predominately for food packaging.
"Korea is a very interesting market for us with a constantly growing interest in our products. During the exhibition, we were able to make many new contacts with professionals of the industry and kick off promising projects, especially in the area of flexo," comments Eric Pavone, BOBST Business Unit Web-fed Business Director, as he sums up the company’s participation in the exhibition.
Bobst Bielefeld, Germany