UK • Bobst Manchester announced it will be holding an open house at their Competence Centre in Heywood on 18 October. The event will see the unveiling of the new Bobst K5 Expert, which the company said will be the highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world. The machine is the next generation of the K5000 platform and can run at speeds up to 1,200m/min (3,937 fpm).
It includes cost saving innovations to reduce energy consumption, consumable usage and film waste, the company said. This results in a lower environmental impact and lower production costs. Bobst will give live demonstrations of this machine and technical specialists will be on hand to teach about its capabilites.
Also being launched is the new AluBond process, which provides high metal adhesion with values up to 5N/15 mm and improves surface energy retention through a unique innovation in the vacuum metallization process. This process will be demonstrated on the machine and there will also be an educational session in the laboratory. Interested parties can register online.