Bobst organizes Open House during Converflex 2015

Rotomec 4003MP and CL 850D duplex laminator demonstrated

142
Bobst
Based on the strong financial results, the Board of Directors has recommended payment of a regular dividend of CHF 5 per share plus an extraordinary dividend of CHF 5 per share in 2023. Photo Bobst

The closeness of the Milan exhibition grounds where the Converflex exhibition which took place from 19 to 23 May 2015 in Milan, Italy to Bobst Italia’s production plant in San Giorgio Monferrato, provides an opportunity for show visitors to make the short journey to see live demonstrations of Bobst gravure printing presses and laminators. This latest Converflex was no exception, and over 60 converters attended the two days of the Open House organized by Bobst.

On its Converflex stand, Bobst treated visitors to a first taste of things to come at the Open House by exhibiting a print unit from one of its most successful gravure press models ever – the Rotomec 4003MP gravure printing press for flexible materials, the same line in demonstration at the Open House. Gravure printing was, however, just one of the processes visitors to the Bobst stand at Converflex could discuss with the specialists who were on hand, each ready to illustrate the many solutions developed by Bobst to meet the production requirements of packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries.

For converters who made the journey to Bobst Italia’s production plant, the first technology to take centre stage was gravure printing. The Rotomec 4003MP gravure press currently in Bobst Italia’s Competence Center is configured for shaftless gravure cylinders. The printing demonstration was built around showing guests the efficiency, and the resulting output quality of the systems and equipment the press is equipped with – most notably its integrated washing system and its Twin Trolley.

The Open House was designed to show the efficiency of the Rotomec 4003MP in terms of performance of its register control and its rapidity of print unit set up and job changeover. The demonstration also gave visitors an opportunity to compare print samples taken from the machine at different stages of the run, that is, before and after the color changes. The samples were compared using a spectrophotometer, which registered a low ‘Delta E,’ demonstrating the absence of contamination in the colors subsequent to wash-up. The use of the Twin Trolley system highlighted the flexibility it provides in terms of fast job preparation and ink logistics, as well as the savings that can be made by a reduction in both ink use and solvent waste.

After seeing the performance of the equipment dedicated to gravure printing, visitors moved to the CL 850D duplex laminator equipped with a flexo trolley. As the quality of the Bobst flexo trolley is acknowledged, especially for its performance in coating solvent-based adhesives onto thin aluminium foil, visitors were able to check the perfect quality of the output – a two-layer composite material made up of 7 micron aluminium foil and 12 micron PET.

The two machines in demonstration represent the highly successful solutions Bobst brings to their respective fields of application. Over 200 Rotomec 4003MP gravure printing presses are installed worldwide, whilst the CL 850 laminator has a firmly consolidated position in the class of high performance equipment with advanced technology and automation, holding the largest market share in the two major markets of Italy and Germany.

Packaging South Asia — resilient, growing and impactful — daily, monthly — always responsive

The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are grown similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

For editorial info@ippgroup.in — for advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our Newsletter