BOBST & Partners host roadshow in Pakistan to present developments in labels and packagingDate: 13 December 2018 Source: Bobst Mex SA, Switzerl
Over 90 participants from 45 companies attended the BOBST & Partners roadshow held on November 22nd 2018 at the Avari Tower Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan. The event was dedicated to presenting a comprehensive update of the latest innovations and trends in printing and converting technologies and processes from raw materials to the finished products. "The interest for innovative equipment is high in Pakistan as the local industry is increasingly looking to invest in latest technologies to enter both the domestic and foreign markets with quality products" said Eric Pavone, Business Development Director of BOBST Business Unit Web-fed "Together with industry partners Esko, Henkel and Macchi, we have provided a focus on new technology and consumables and above all how that technology can benefit the users". BOBST presentations spotlighted the most recent advances and services aimed at continuously improving performance so as to secure customers' competitiveness in the long term. In gravure printing, the focus for flexible materials applications was on the best-selling RS 5002 web-fed press and the broad spectrum of application requirements met by the dedicated configurations of the RS 6003 gravure platform. For the general folding carton market, the LEMANIC FLEXO equipment for inline printing, enhancement and converting of carton boxes in a continuous, fully integrated process adds the maximum possible value to packaging applications. The CI flexo presentation highlighted the advantages of process consistency and repeatability of the 20SEVEN press which delivers increased efficiency with conventional printing and is ideal for the requirements of the 7-color Extended Color Gamut (ECG) process. ECG was also dealt with during the presentation of narrow- and mid-web inline UV flexo presses like the BOBST M5 that can be equipped with Digital Flexo technology for fully automatic digitized workflow and REVO 7-color printing process. In the field of substrate functionality, one presentation highlighted the CL 750 multi-technology compact duplex laminator, which embodies the best-in-class mid- to wide-web solutions to deliver profitability and high product quality, irrespective of run lengths. Attendees were also updated on the K5 EXPERT vacuum metallizer and the exclusive BOBST technologies available in the domain of enhanced barrier performance and adhesion, including the very latest AlOx conversion process. Complementing the technical presentations, very valuable insights on the trends of the packaging industry in Pakistan in both the flexible and carton market sectors were given by guest speaker Mr. Numan Noor, Operations Manager, Business Unit Folding Carton, Packages Limited. Mr. Noor relayed the perspective of both a major converter and a brand owner respectively. The roadshow was co-hosted by Sal-Im International Company, BOBST's agent in Pakistan. "The overall perception is that the local industry is looking to invest in innovative technologies and workflows to enter new markets, while at the same time increase the efficiency, the profitability and the sustainability of printing and converting of equipment, be it new or already installed, "commented Salman Hanif, Director of Operations, Sal-Im international Company quot;In that respect, BOBST is best placed to offer converters the best tools, knowledge and systems to fulfil their requirements" he concluded.