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BOBST setting new industry standards in metallization

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Bobst Manchester to hold an Open House at their Competence Centre in Heywood, England on October 18, 2016 debuting the highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world.

On October 18, 2016 at an Open House, BOBST Manchester will launch its highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world at its Competence Centre in Heywood, England.

The event will see the unveiling of the new BOBST K5 Expert, the next generation of the already well-established K5000 platform, capable of running at speeds up to 1,200 meters per minute.

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 maximizing productivity, resulting in a lower environmental impact giving the lowest production costs available in the market.

Visitors to the Competence Centre will see live demonstrations of this new machine as well as learning its innovative capabilities from BOBST technical specialists.


Also being launched during the Open House is the new BOBST AluBond process that provides high metal adhesion with values up to 5N/15mm and improves surface energy retention through a unique innovation in the vacuum metallization process.

This process will be demonstrated on the new BOBST K5 Expert metallizer, along with an educational session in the laboratory where the full effects of BOBST AluBond can be witnessed.

To attend the Vacuum Metallization Open House at Bobst Manchester, register online at

BOBST is the world’s leading supplier of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries.

Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 11 production facilities in eight countries and employs over 5,000 people around the world. The firm consolidated sales of (Swiss) CHF 1.354 billion (CDN $.18 billion) for the year ended December 31, 2013.


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