Despite the company choosing a quiet build up to its appearance at Labelexpo Europe 2017, BOBST ended the show with a number of visitors having attended its stand and the announcement of multiple sales deals closed, making 2017 BOBST’s most successful Labelexpo to date.
The new Smart DigiMount for fully automated digitally assisted flexo plates mounting, without manual intervention from the operator, completed the portfolio of BOBST’s Digital Automation products. Matteo Cardinotti, MD of Bobst Florence, said: “We believe in the self-adhesive label industry and in its creative hyper-flexible culture, which is a distinctive bonus for the whole labels and packaging industry. M1, M5X and M6 are excellent presses to produce labels and flexible packaging. At Labelexpo, we also introduced the new M8 press digital flexo mid-web press for the production of flexible packaging or folding carton at high speed.”
BOBST, being part of the recently created FoodSafeUV group, co-hosted the Safe4You seminar with the Labelexpo organisers and fellow group members on September 28. The FoodSafeUV group has been set up to align the perceptions of the food packaging industry and to recognise the level of food safety achieved by the latest UV flexo printing technologies in relation to the most stringent food safety laws (Swiss Ordinance, Nestlé standards, EU and US standards). Among other scopes, the FoodSafeUV group will eventually help the industry to develop an easy certification system that enables converting companies that comply with the standards to be awarded certification, which guarantee the full safety of their output printed using UV inks and varnishes for indirect food contact.
Maurizio Trecate, sales director, BOBST Florence, took stock of the company’s participation in Labelexpo: “We have enjoyed a high number of closed deals at the show, this has been the most successful sales result ever at a Labelexpo show, supported by our product innovation and the successful cooperation of BOBST Florence Label and Global BOBST Packaging Teams working together to provide the best opportunities to our converters worldwide.”