BOBST Showcasing New K5 EXPERT Metalliser

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The next generation of the K5000 metalliser, the BOBST K5 EXPERT, can run at speeds up to 1200m/min, is available in widths from 2450mm to 3650mm and can house increased roll diameters of up to 1270mm to meet new industry trends for improved productivity.

The K5 EXPERT houses the largest coating drum in the industry at 700mm, which improves collection efficiency by 16%. It also features a redesigned evaporation source, providing the widest coating window in the market.

Information about the K5 EXPERT will be presented at ICE Europe in Munich, Germany from 21-23 March, along with BOBST’s other substrate functionalities, which include vacuum web coating and metallising processes: from the latest AluBond breakthrough in advanced metal adhesion technology, through to the processes for the production and the conversion of AlOx clear high barrier films, to the SelectMet system and DarkNight process.

In coating, the solutions presented will also spotlight the increasing demand for high performance substrates, for example lacquered aluminium foils, coated and barrier films, release liners, consumer and industrial tapes and labels. The latest BOBST developments in the field of coating, featured on its range of ROTOCOAT, ROTOMELT and ROTOSIL lines, include the optimisation of the pressurised doctor blade chamber used for the production of no-label-look labels, a high performance dryer for air temperatures up to 350°C and a modular coating head for hot melt applications.