BOBST 2021 press conference
BOBST unveils latest solutions to support its vision for the packaging industry
Jean-Pascal Bobst at the BOBST Annual Press Conference, June 9th 2021
One year ago, BOBST announced its vision to shape the future of the packaging world, offering a profound transformation of the packaging industry. In June 2021 BOST presented several new solutions to support that vision.
“We developed an ambitious vision and one year on, we are rolling out new solutions to help brand owners and converters to deliver better quality, efficiency, control, in a sustainable manner at a time when these qualities have never been more important.” said Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO Bobst Group. The newly announced solutions address different industries.
Here is an excerpt:
For the folding carton industry:
The new multi-purpose EXPERTFOLD 110 A3 version features newly integrated modules for the dedicated production of crash-locks and 4-& 6-corners, which simplifies and shortens settings when changing box types. This reduces setup time during changeovers by as much as 80%.
The new multi-purpose EXPERTFOLD 110 A3.
The EXPERTFOLD 110 folder-gluer continues, more than ever, to be synonymous with versatility and high performance. It allows companies to produce an impressive number of box styles in a wide range of materials, producing cartons at speeds of up to 450 meters per minute, with very short makereadies and changeover times for maximum uptime.
20 years ago, BOBST introduced the POWER REGISTER. This ‘no sheet edge contact’ sheet feeding system was an industry-first and remains unique in its capabilities to this day. Today, ACCUREGISTER is a new version of this legendary optical cut-to-print register. Available on the NOVACUT 106 range, it will reduce setting times and feed related stops, boosting productivity and delivering outstanding blank register quality.
New features have been specifically developed for the ACCUREGISTER, also helping to reduce maintenance to an absolute minimum. It also features integration into the BOBST Helpline for quick and efficient support including human-machine interface (HMI) integration to offer best ergonomics for the operator.
For the corrugated board industry:
According to BOBST the MASTERCUT 1.65 is completely unique – the only machine especially designed for litho-laminated converting – and handles carton and corrugated board as well as litho-laminate, making it one machine for all jobs.
Combining the advantages of folding carton and corrugated board flatbed die-cutters, it can process robust and delicate materials equally well, going from 300g solid board to BC double wall litho lam. A sheet-to-sheet top feeder for delicate and sensitive substrates, a specially adapted POWER REGISTER and its high cutting force enable extremely precise die-cutting, even for complex box designs and delicate substrates, ensuring an exceptional die-cutting quality.
For the flexible packaging industry:
Also BOBST developed successful water-based applications on its gravure presses, utilizing Siegwerk’s new formulation water-based inks
oneBARRIER is a family of new alternative and sustainable substrates that BOBST is developing with its partners. One key project within oneBARRIER is focused on developing EVOH-free solutions for high barrier full mono material polyethylene (PE), whereby maximizing the amount of PE, we provide a packaging structure that is recyclable and economical while ensuring exceptional barrier performances.
Future projects are focused on other mono material plastic solutions as well as developing alternative fiber-based paper packaging solutions, which will be easily recyclable, supporting the drive for a circular economy.
oneBARRIER has the potential to transform the industry moving towards high barrier mono-materials as environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional multi-plastic and multi-material packaging.
Also BOBST developed successful water-based applications on its gravure presses, utilizing Siegwerk’s new formulation water-based inks. The partnership with the ink manufacturer aims to provide ink formulas that have already set unprecedented performance and quality levels in gravure printing, and which have much lower VOC content than many current alternative water-based offerings on the market. These solutions will ensure that BOBST customers can improve their sustainability, comply with the latest regulations and remain one step ahead addressing new regulation effectively.
Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 19 production facilities in 11 countries and employs more than 5 600 people around the world. The firm recorded a consolidated turnover of CHF 1.372 billion for the year ended December 31, 2020.