BOBST, along with its partners in the industry, recently hosted a roadshow in the Philippines. Illustrated by BOBST specialists from different product lines and services organisation, by Mouvent, the BOBST Competence Center for digital printing, and by the representatives of partner companies – Atlas Converting, Coim, Dow, Esko, Flint Group, Kodak, Macchi, TKM – the presentations highlighted innovations that can add real value to label and packaging production.
The equipment presentations spotlighted the performance and technologies of printing and converting equipment along the production chain from film extrusion to slitting-rewinding by way of vacuum metallising, CI and inline flexo printing, gravure printing, digital printing and lamination. These were complemented by the latest updates on the new generation adhesive systems, UV curable low migration inks for food packaging applications, flexo plate and doctor blade technology. In addition, BOBST also presented its first-class services capabilities.
“BOBST has succeeded in developing innovations like the AlOx technology for clear barrier film and in making them viable industrial solutions” explains Eric Pavone, Business Development Director of BOBST Business Unit Web-fed “We are also in the front line of many more developments in this field, also as turnkey solutions and for subsequent processes like coating and printing”.
“Demand for high quality labels and high performance packaging is growing and the Philippine industry continues to make progress” comments Sebastien Geffrault, Zone Business Director, South East Asia Pacific, BOBST Business Unit Web-fed “Local converters are looking to invest in efficient equipment that delivers the packaging quality demanded by increasingly demanding consumers and makes them competitive vis-a-vis imported packaging” .