Nearly all of the 100 strong workforce based at Bobst’s site in Heywood near Manchester, England have been involved in some degree in the project to see the General K5000 4850 ready to the shipped to a customer’s site in South East Asia. Bobst has been able to achieve this engineering feat through a combination of a dedicated workforce and the latest state-of-the-art engineering simulation tools and advanced manufacturing techniques.
The K5000 is equipped to run large diameter rolls at high speeds whilst keeping the film cool through its unique heat management system and protecting the film’s barrier properties. The K5000 can deposit aluminium at a rate of 860 metres a minute at 2.2 OD to obtain an excellent coating uniformity and good barrier properties at a low operating cost.
“This machine has been designed to produce high quality metallized films with high output at the lowest possible operating cost. The purchase of the largest metallizer in the world demonstrates the trend in the market for wider machines and Bobst’s ability to set the
standards in vacuum metallization,” commented Steve Carey, managing director at Bobst Manchester.