Bobst – Claims the AluBond process is a breakthrough in high metal adhesion

Bobst’s new AluBond provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vaccum metalization (Source: Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • Generally, the printing industry is dealing with the common problem of poor metal adhesion due to de-lamination. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation. Part of the problem is…

Constantia Flexibles – Anti-counterfeit packaging to rule out product piracy

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To rule out counterfeits, packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles offers effective solutions to meet this crucial task (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
AUSTRIA • Counterfeit pharmaceutical and food products put consumers’ health and the identity of brands at risk. To rule out such counterfeits, packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles offers innovative packaging solutions to meet this crucial task.

Bobst – New vacuum metallizing K5 Vision introduced

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The new Bobst K5 Vision is a compact vacuum metallizer designed for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers (Source: Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • Designed for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers, the compact new K5 Vision is designed to handle a wide variety of different film types including heat sensitive films and thin gauge substrates. It can run at speeds up to 840m/min (33”), is available in widths from 1250mm to 2450mm (49” to 96,5”)…

Celplast – Offers metalized film replacements

Celplast offers metalized film substitutes for Chinese aluminum foils (Source, Celplast)
CANADA • Since the US Department of Commerce investigation on Chinese aluminum foil imports have now resulted in preliminary antidumping duties ranging from 96% to 162%, on top of preliminary countervailing duties in the range of 16% to 81%, the aluminum foil market has been impacted and many converters are looking for new products for their…

W&H – Over 1000 installations of the Turboclean Advanced E

W&H claims Turboclean is able to optimize the inking unit and allow the ink to be changed more quickly (Source, W&H)
GERMANY • With over 1,000 systems already integrated into central cylinder machines worldwide, W&H has recently upgraded and supplemented the Turboclean Advanced with a new variant, the E, which features low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 units have already been sold since the Drupa 2016, which the company claims is further proof of the high interest in…