Launch of K5 Expert, AluBond

Bobst Open House at Competence Centre

Adhesion testing on AluBond Film

Bobst Manchester has planned an Open House at their Competence Centre in Heywood, England on 18 October 2016. The event will see the unveiling of the Bobst K5 Expert vacuum metallizer. The K5 Expert is the next generation of the popular K5000 platform and can run at speeds up to 1,200 m per minute.

As is particularly critical in a cost-sensitive process such as vacuum metallizing, the new K5 Expert includes significant cost-saving innovations to reduce energy consumption, consumable usage and film waste, whilst maximizing productivity. This results in a lower environmental impact and gives customers the lowest production costs available in the market.

In addition to the K5 Expert will be launched the 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. The process will be demonstrated on the K5 Expert metallizer while another educational session will be held in the laboratory where the full effects of AluBond will be put on show.


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