The event will see the unveiling of the NEW BOBST K5 Expert which will be the highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world; the K5 Expert is the next generation of the already well-established K5000 platform and can run at speeds up to 1,200 mpm. 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 maximising productivity. This results in a lower environmental impact and gives our customers 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 which 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 and there will also be an educational session in the laboratory where the full effects of BOBST AluBond® can be witnessed.
If you wish to attend the Vacuum Metallization Open House at Bobst Manchester, please register online at www.bobst.com/events/