Bobst specialists will be on hand at ICE USA to present the latest technology to serve the flexible packaging and converting industry. The main focus at this exhibition will be coating and vacuum metallizing.
For vacuum metallizing, the focus will be on two key innovations: the AlOx process and the Bobst General Hawkeye pinhole detector. The AlOx process produces clear film with a good water and oxygen barrier level and can be used for products including baked goods and microwaveable food where product visibility is required. Whilst the Hawkeye pinhole detector is a monitoring system which detects defects at full metallizer speed, resulting in increases in production speed and final product quality.   
For coating, the product lines ROTOSIL, ROTOMELT, ROTOTACKY and ROTOCOAT are designed based on a modular concept for a tailor made process will be presented. The product lines provide a remarkable flexibility in the choice of the most suitable coating technology for coated and/or laminated products. This combined with an excellent process knowledge guarantees the highest final product quality.
In lamination, Bobst CL 850 / CL 1000 multi-technology laminators and the SL 850 / SL 1000 solventless laminators have an accuracy of web handling control which enables production of superior quality laminated structures with the widest combination of materials, including very thin aluminum foil.  
A superior web handling performance is also one of the hallmarks of Bobst Rotoextruder extrusion coating and laminating machines which can produce composite structures of the highest quality for flexible packaging or handle a great variety of applications in the paper and board converting industry. 
As for flexo printing the main focus will be on the Bobst F&K 20SIX which features print widths up to 1'650 mm, repeats up to 1'200 mm, and speeds up to 600 m/min. The models of the F&K 20SIX platform designed to cover the whole range of packaging printing demands and provide an array of technologies all aimed at enhancing productivity by minimizing waste, change-over time, and energy consumption.
The range of Bobst’s gravure presses is the most comprehensive in the industry. Its platforms of printing solutions, such as the Rotomec 4003 for flexible materials, provide different configurations and options to match the user’s specific requirements and applications in the most efficient and profitable way.