Mex, Switzerland – This October, Bobst will present its sustainability-ready technologies at three separate events across Europe, including K 2022. The company will showcase its
know-how and technical capabilities in substrate functionality and process
performance, which enable converters to maximize opportunities and take
transformative steps toward a circular economy.
Bobst is a leading supplier of substrate processing, printing, and converting
equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton, and
corrugated board industries.
In addition to daily presentations and displays at the K show in Düsseldorf, Bobst
is extending its reach by inviting flexible packaging converters to visit two Open
Houses at its European Competence Centers – one taking place in Bielefeld,
Germany, and the other in Manchester in the UK.
“The focus at all three locations will be on exploring the possibilities for packaging
manufacturers to proactively meet the fast-evolving market demands and their
related challenges, not only in terms of sustainability but across all the elements of
the Bobst vision – connectivity, digitalization, and automation,” explains Sara
Alexander, marketing and communication manager, Flexible Packaging at Bobst.
Barrier Paper Solutions Open House
Bobst Manchester, UK, 18 October 2022
The Manchester Open House will demonstrate the latest achievements in
developing viable fiber-based packaging solutions. Titled Barrier Paper Solutions:
A New Opportunity for the Flexible Packaging Market, the event will take visitors
step by step through the development of the FibreCycle solution by Bobst and the
project ecosystem of partners, which comprises UPM and Michelman.
Developed within the scope of the oneBarrier family of solutions, it responds to the
escalating interest in paper packaging and delivers an industrially viable mono-
material paper solution that utilizes the synergies between wet dispersion coating
and dry vacuum coating technologies to produce high-barrier, recycle-ready
Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, 19–26 October 2022
Sustainability and connectivity will take center stage on the Bobst stand (Hall 4,
A39) at K 2022 in Düsseldorf. Interactive displays and video presentations will
show how Bobst is making sustainability in packaging a reality through
groundbreaking innovations and exceptional support.
Bobst and partner companies Dow, Michelman, Sun Chemical, and Zermatt will be
on hand to discuss the development of the PE mono-material oneBarrier
PrimeCycle solution, a recycle-ready, industry-viable alternative to non-recyclable
metalized film. The partners will illustrate how their contribution to the project
guaranteed a successful result.
Visitors will be apprised of other advances under the wide scope of the oneBarrier
project, including the extensive testing program that led to the introduction of the
high-barrier and recycle-ready fiber-based oneBarrier FibreCycle solution, which
has been developed with UPM and Michelman. There will be updates on other
collaborative projects with different ecosystems of partnerships falling under the
Bobst pillars of sustainability.
The capabilities of Bobst Connect will also be highlighted. The user-centric
platform, which can be shared by all Bobst equipment, links all steps of the
workflow processes and improves efficiency, control, and data knowledge to drive
quality and productivity across the entire value chain.
One Complete Solution Open House
Bobst Bielefeld, Germany, 19–22 and 24–26 October 2022
The program of the Bielefeld event will demonstrate the unique advantage of
Bobst as the only manufacturer that can provide all equipment and processes for
end-to-end flexible packaging production.
A very wide range of different integrated workflows, equipment, and process
combinations are gathered as ‘One Complete Solution’, which will allow visitors to
experience a fully optimized flexible packaging workflow in action: from pre-press
and flexo plate production, through to automatic plate mounting and setting,
printing on the Vision CI flexo press, quality control with Bobst DIT digital
inspection table and solventless lamination on the Nova SX 550 Laminator.
The Bobst flagship Maste CI flexo press featuring advanced robotics for a fully
automated press setup will also be shown in a separate demonstration.
“We are ready to show Bobst’s transformative technologies, which will offer flexible
packaging manufacturers new capabilities for improving the productivity, quality,
and sustainability of their processes and prepare their businesses for the future of
packaging production,” says Sara Alexander.