To expand its offerings, Panverta decided to invest in th BOBST metallizer due to BOBST’s reputation in the market as a proven solutions provider with superior Process Know-How. The new machine includes unique BOBST processes: AluBond® for high adhesion and DarkNight® for high-barrier metallized film.
Panverta invested in AluBond® to improve the bonding performance during the metallization process, which is more cost-effective than using special resins. AluBond® is a metallizing process which achieves high bonding strength on any substrate with values up to 5N/15mm being achieved, eliminating the need for chemically treated films.
The machine also includes a high rate evaporation source for higher speed of operation and reduced distance between adjacent boats to give better coating uniformity.
Another innovative feature included on this machine is the Hawkeye Pinhole Detector, which is a monitoring system that at full metallizer speed, detects, counts and categorizes pinholes and other defects from 0.1 mm upwards. Hawkeye sets the benchmark for inprocess control; bringing increases in speed and final product quality and an improved barrier performance.
Commenting on the investment Suherman Tanjung, Director from PT Panverta, says, “We have a lot of experience in metallizing films, and when we needed to expand capacity to meet demand, we decided to also invest in processes which give added value to our films. BOBST is well-known in the market in particular for its AluBond® process and expertise in this area. The machine is now up and running, and we are very happy with it and look forward to continuing our relationship with BOBST."