The purchase reinforces the strong collaboration between BOBST and Constantia which contributed to creating the world’s first high-barrier PE, recyclable solution in Constantia’s EcoLamHighPlus laminates which now has RecyClass approval in Europe.
Narrow-Width Metallizer for the Converter Market
The EXPERT K5 has been specially designed and is the first ever EXPERT K5 at 1,350 mm width. The machine has all of the unique features of this well-established model along with new optimized features, all in a smaller package perfect for the production of MDO PE film.
With the largest coating drum in the industry at 700 mm; the EXPERT gives an increased collection efficiency of 16% and along with the High Rate Source provides better coating uniformity. The 1,350-mm model has new state-of-the-art optimized web handling, tension control, thermal management system and barrier enhancing features to enable production of PE-based film for foil replacement.
The machine also incorporates the BOBST AluBond® and BOBST Hawkeye unique innovations. The AluBond® process provides high metal adhesion with values up to 5N/15 mm as well as enhancing oxygen and water- vapor barrier levels on films including MDO PE, BOPP and CPP. BOBST Hawkeye is an in-line optical density deposition control system that at full metallizer speed, detects, counts and categorizes pinholes and other defects from 0.1 mm upwards with remote reporting ensuring no interruptions to production.
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