Bobst’s range of technologies for the label industry

Labelexpo India Stand F6

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Bobst’s stand at Labelexpo India 2014. Photo PSA

The scope of Bobst solutions for the different segments of the label industry is very comprehensive, from narrow- to very-wide web, and offering a host of printing and converting options. Depending on their market segment, visitors to the Bobst stand will find information on the latest technology innovations and dedicated solutions appropriate to them.

Bobst presses in the narrow- and mid-web flexo and multi-process inline range of solutions for labels deliver profitable production and superior quality across a wide spectrum of applications, including liner-less labels, PS labels, wet-glue labels, in-mold labels, wrap-around labels, sleeves and coupons. The M4 line is an efficient press for printing a variety of applications. The press delivers new standards of precision in servo control, providing stability and perfect register quality and consistency at all speeds.

The advantages of the Bobst Digital Flexo process will be explained by the Bobst specialists on the stand. When fitted on Bobst narrow- and mid-web inline flexo presses, the system enables users to digitize all their press operations, delivering on the one hand the assurance of packaging color consistency through the use of the REVO Extended Color gamut, and on the other a highly efficient, hence profitable, production flow with automatic job changeovers and up to 95% press run time.

Other Bobst solutions that Labelexpo India visitors will be able to discuss with Bobst experts include the brand new MW CI flexo and the CL 750 – SL 750 compact laminating solutions, which are especially effective for mid- to wide-web short run production, as well as the range of wide web gravure printing presses, coating lines and vacuum metallizers suitable for a great variety of applications in the label manufacturing industry.

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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.

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