PHILLIPINES • Bobst announced that its roadshow in Manila on 24 August provided a good setting and opportunity for Bobst and its partners to present to the Philippines flexible packaging and label manufacturing industry the latest innovations and trends in printing and converting.
Co-hosted by Bobst agent in the Philippines, Spicers International Ltd, and held in the wake of the drupa exhibition, the roadshow was welcomed by both the speakers and the participants as it provided all with the opportunity of sharing and discussing new products and technologies relating to both equipment and consumables that Bobst and partners unveiled earlier this year.
High on the Bobst agenda were the presentation of its Digital Flexo technology for narrow- and -web inline flexo printing in the web-fed flexible and carton packaging and label industry segments, the range of equipment in CI flexo printing, with special focus on the new mid- to wide-web MW range of presses and the range of gravure printing solutions from the RS 5002 gravure printing press, a best seller in Asia, to the new RS 6003 HS platform.
For converting, one presentation highlighted the brand new Bobst compact laminator – the multi-technology CL 750D and the solventless SL 750D machines – that can handle run lengths from ultra-short upwards, across a wide range of substrates and web combinations. The other presentation, focussed on how the Bobst range of equipment and process solutions can meet market needs in vacuum metalling and the production of clear high barrier substrates.
Addressing regional drivers for growth, speakers from Daetwyler Graphics and Daetwyler SwissTec, DuPont, Esko, Henkel, Macchi and Rossini spoke about their solutions aimed at meeting market needs and supporting the Philippines converting industry drive towards quality, performance and competitive advantage in the various segments of the flexible material printing and converting industry.
Complementing the technical presentations, valuable insights on the trends that shape the growth of the industry in the region were given by the representatives of Nestlé and Henkel, which relayed the perspectives of brand owner companies. Henkel also presented the latest adhesive formulations in terms of the safety of food packaging.