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BOBST Reveals its New Solutions for Packaging Industry

BOBST introduced its newest portfolio of services and products to assist converters and model house owners to navigate via a brand new packaging setting.

Back in 2020, BOBST revealed an {industry} imaginative and prescient primarily based on 4 key pillars – connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability. Recent world occasions have accelerated the necessity for these as by no means earlier than. Now, these 4 pillars have turn into the cornerstones not solely of the BOBST technique, however all the packaging setting.

“While it was inconceivable to foretell world occasions of current years, just like the pandemic, world conflicts, and subsequent penalties for our {industry} corresponding to shortages of supplies and manpower, we did appropriately establish the general packaging {industry} traits,” mentioned Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO, Bobst Group. “While these traits have undoubtedly been accelerated, BOBST has applied a technique and constructed a portfolio of options and companies that permits converters and model house owners to thrive even on this new packaging world.”

At BOBST, we consider the long run can be pushed by much more connectivity and proximity, extra digitalization and adaptability, extra automatization and productiveness and extra sustainability and duty. Here are among the latest improvements to enhance the BOBST portfolio.

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More connectivity and proximity

BOBST believes that all the packaging worth chain might be related, giving clear visibility of the manufacturing course of to converters and model house owners.

The key enabler of this imaginative and prescient is the new, up to date BOBST Connect, which supplies digital options to arrange, produce, react to, preserve, and optimize the manufacturing workflow of a job. The newly launched model of BOBST Connect gives a bunch of options and performance to assist prospects optimize their packaging at each stage. By linking up each single step of the method, BOBST Connect heightens effectivity, management, and information information, bettering high quality and effectivity throughout the worth chain.

An excellent service expertise is ensured via proximity to our prospects. The new BOBST Helpline Essential for non-connectable machines is a distant help service that permits prospects to have entry to video streaming and excessive precedence reference to BOBST Technical Services Specialists for faster bother capturing and problem fixing. It is estimated that round 50% of instances can be solvable through streaming.

Meanwhile, to additional enhance elements logistics companies, BOBST is opening a new logistics hub for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) areas. The new EMEA hub – situated in Genk, Belgium – joins present hubs within the US and Asia Pacific. The logistics heart, with 100 000 elements for all product strains can be found for speedy dispatch, and it’ll considerably enhance the service degree to our EMEA prospects with quicker supply occasions together with a 24/7 dispatch service.

More digitalization and adaptability

The want for digitalization is rising because it continues to allow discount of steps and waste.

In folding carton, BOBST is asserting the new ACCUCHECK RECIPE EDITOR for folder-gluers. Introduced in 2020, the brand new functionalities “inline inspection system” with ACCUCHECK, fastidiously checks carton blanks for defects and ensures full high quality consistency. The new Recipe Editor permits customers to create and edit ACCUCHECK recipes remotely inside the BOBST Connect platform and to ship these recipes to a number of ACCUCHECKs on the manufacturing flooring. Leveraging the PDF information of the packaging paintings, this answer simplifies and considerably shortens set-up. As a consequence, it permits greater store flooring productiveness, whereas additionally growing high quality and decreasing waste by limiting the potential for human errors.

The BOBST All-in-One DIGITAL MASTER 340 and DIGITAL MASTER 510 label presses have been additionally launched in March

, which basically change the best way label manufacturing is about up – totally digitalized from the PDF, with 100% inline inspection as a closed loop, to the ultimate embellished and completed labels throughout one unified workflow.

More automation and productiveness

In an period the place converters and model house owners are dealing with greater calls for than ever because of the booming e-commerce market, whereas concurrently dealing with challenges corresponding to shortages in expert manpower and uncooked supplies, automation and productiveness have by no means been extra vital.

In the corrugated board sector, the new EXPERTLINE – consisting of the EXPERCUT 1.7 I 2.1 and the EXPERTFLEX – is a big format changing line combining flatbed die-cutting and post-print flexo course of, ideally suited to producing e-commerce options. It gives nice flexibility and is obtainable in an ordinary and mirror model. With unbeatable registration precision and ideal print register, the road supplies unmatched field high quality. Short setup occasions mixed with TooLink expertise guarantee most uptime and a productiveness of as much as 20 million sq. meters per yr. With its low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), it’s the good answer for any enterprise to course of the last word number of e-commerce and FMCG (fast-paced client items) packing containers.

In the folding carton sector, BOBST is asserting the new SPEEDSET, an enhanced arrange time discount pack out there on all flatbed die-cutters. This pack significantly reduces changeover occasions and will increase output. SPEEDSET contains improved ergonomics, corresponding to an extra 15″ display screen on the feeder for quicker setup of the optical registration system. Increased automation can also be a part of the pack, like pallet lifting for every new job setup and a motorized micrometric system to completely heart die and counter plate to make sure good matching between reduce and creasing positioning. TooLink is included to digitally join the instrument with the machine to change job information inside seconds.

Other highlights from this yr embrace MASTERLINE DRO, a brand new rotary die-cutting answer that gives extra efficiency, extra worth, and which equips converters within the corrugated {industry} with essentially the most versatile, most automated, related and extremely ergonomic answer available on the market; MASTERCUT 1.65 PER, the one flatbed die-cutter in a position to course of folding carton, corrugated and litho-laminated board, from 0.5 mm to 2,000 g/m2, single or double flute; EXPERTFOLD 165 e-commerce, a brand new folder-gluer designed particularly to satisfy the calls for of digital retail; and NOVAFOLD 50 | 80 | 110, a brand new folder-gluer for assured reliability and efficiency.

More sustainability and duty

At BOBST, we consider that sustainability isn’t tomorrow’s problem – and we’re able to launch sustainability options in the present day.

BOBST – along with its companions – continues to make nice progress. As a part of the CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging) initiative, now we have just lately launched an thrilling new excessive barrier versatile packaging answer designed for recyclability – a metallized, excessive barrier, mono-material, flexo printed new recycled polypropylene (rPP) pouch. It is the primary floor printed pouch with barrier, produced utilizing rPP family collected recycled materials available on the market.

We are additionally engaged on a house compostable packaging answer in partnership with Tipa – a specialist developer of sustainable packaging – and a totally paper primarily based, excessive barrier, recycle prepared answer, referred to as FibreCycle. The latter is a part of oneBARRIER – a household of recent various and sustainable options that BOBST is growing with its companions.

Finally, as a part of our dedication to the cross-industry consortium R-Cycle and its mission to make sure the traceability of single-use plastics via Digital Product Passports (DPP), BOBST has accomplished a pilot at its Competence Center in Manchester, the place a demo machine is R-Cycle prepared. This mission will now be prolonged to different product strains (Coating, Laminating, Ci Flexo printing, Gravure printing).

We consider that BOBST is in a robust place to assist converters and model house owners to remodel the best way packaging is produced.

“While there is no such thing as a query that the challenges we face in in the present day’s packaging setting are higher and extra various than ever, at BOBST we all know now we have the portfolio, companies and partnerships in place to assist converters and model house owners navigate efficiently via them,” says Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO, Bobst Group. “We have chosen the suitable technique again in 2020 and now converters and model house owners can actually profit from that. Together, we will embrace a greater future with confidence.”

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