(07/25/2013 / nho)

Bobst Manchester Launching Next Generation Bobst General K5000 at Open House

Bobst Manchester will be holding an Open House at the Heywood technology Centre on 15th October 2013. Customers who attend will witness a next generation K5000 machine with the focus on: High barrier metallization – a new approach to defect elimination to achieve higher barrier films.

The day will consist of technical presentations and 2 live machine demonstrations:

The first demonstration will be: High OD aluminium metallization with real-time pinhole detection and reporting functionality (Bobst General Hawkeye)

Bobst General Hawkeye is a monitoring system that at full metallizer speed, detects, counts and categorizes pinholes and other defects from 0.1 mm upwards. Hawkeye has a reporting option which generates reports as PDF files; the use of this option ensures that production is not interrupted.

The second demonstration will be: Clear barrier coating (AlOx) at high speed as a real alternative to PVDC and EVOH.

A standard aluminium metallizing machine is used as a foundation for the AlOx process which results in versatility as one machine can be used for two processes without compromise. The application is available for coating a wide range of films including PET, BOPP, CPP, PLA and other types of plastic films. The coated film can be used for end products including baked goods and microwaveable products.

To attend the Bobst Manchester Open House, please complete the online registration at

Photo Caption: Hawkeye Performance Screen