BOBST will feature its technology and services for the food, beverage, pharma and cosmetics packaging sectors, among others, at Interpack 2017. BOBST innovations cover both web-fed and sheet-fed printing and converting equipment, along with developments in substrate production and functionality, quality assurance and environmental compliance.
During Interpack, BOBST will host an Open House for show visitors at its Competence Centre in nearby Meerbusch, where some of its innovative technology will be demonstrated live.
Other BOBST Competence Centres throughout Europe will also be available during Interpack for customer demonstrations and a Gravure Innovation Technology Forum and Open House Event will be held at BOBST Italia immediately after the show.
Erik Bothorel, head of the Business Unit Web-fed at BOBST, said, “Interpack is an opportunity for us to talk directly to people involved throughout the entire supply chain of the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors. We have a comprehensive range of equipment that meets the demands of all these segments, from flexo and gravure printing, through coating, laminating and metallizing, to converting and finishing. Just last year alone we launched multiple new products that pushed forward what packaging manufacturers can achieve: from opening up new markets with digital flexo, the UV flexo printing of food packaging, and new barrier coatings, to substantially increasing the productivity of processes such as die-cutting and folding & gluing.”
Along with its ranges of web-fed CI and in-line flexo printing, multi-process printing, gravure printing, coating, lamination and vacuum metallizing equipment, BOBST is also leading in process development. This includes driving the development of high barrier functionality in packaging substrates, making them industrially viable solutions in terms of machinability, and ensuring their properties are maintained unaltered even during the more complex conversion processes required by some flexible packaging applications. Mr Bothorel said, “We support our customers in achieving excellence in process performance so that they can profitably manufacture the highly functional substrates the market increasingly demands.”
In the sheet-fed sector, as well as being an innovator in equipment such as those that will be in demonstration at BOBST Meerbusch, the company is also known as a force in the development of printing and post-press processes that deliver the productivity and functionality that packaging manufacturers need, from high-performing equipment to intelligent quality control systems and the ability of packaging manufacturers to achieve food-grade compliance. During Interpack 2017, the BOBST Competence Centre at Meerbusch will run daily live demonstrations of the Visioncut 106 LER blank separating die-cutter and Expertfold 110 high-performance folder-gluer for folding carton applications, a Foliostar litho-laminator, and a high-productivity Mastercut 2.1 die-cutter for corrugated packaging manufacture.
Mr Bothorel said, “After a successful show last time, we’re returning to Interpack so that people from throughout the industry can again talk directly to our team. Whatever role visitors have in the supply chain, we directly participate in the quality of the products they produce because, today, the packaging is very much part of the product. Our solutions help solve many of the production issues they find themselves facing.”
Interpack 2017 will run from May 4-10, at Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany. BOBST can be found in the Swiss Pavilion – Hall 11, stand C31.