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  • 29 Nov 2019

Bobst opens coating center in Italy

Bobst opens coating center in Italy

Bobst has opened a coating product line facility that enables converters and brand owners to carry out production tests and coating technology comparisons, certifying the results and calculating the costs related to each test from real production data.

More than 120 participants from different segments of the worldwide coating industry attended the event that marked the inauguration of the Bobst coating excellence line and technology center in San Giorgio Monferrato in Italy.

‘The name we have chosen for the coating line – Leonardo - tells it all,’ explained Detlef Merklinger, head of the coating product line at Bobst and managing director of Bobst Italia. ‘Just like Da Vinci is the ultimate polymath, our Leonardo delivers expertise and process excellence in all the different segments and countless end–use sectors and niche applications of the coating market.’

The coating product like is 40 m long and offers more than 30 different application methods, including a modular drying concept with four different web-handling and drying technology systems.

‘We have been successful in rising to the challenges of diverse sectors of the flexible packaging, consumer goods and industrial products coating industry’, said Merklinger. ‘As the market evolves, we continue to add dedicated technical developments and extend our reach in the different end-use segments of the industry. The coating excellence line, and the dedicated technology center embody our commitment to the development of innovative coating technologies for future demands.’

‘Sixty years of constant developments, attention to market needs and partnering with customers have established Bobst as a leading supplier of coating solutions. The potential ahead is compelling, but so are the challenges in a specialized market that addresses the requirements of industries as diverse as packaging, medicine, security, electronic, energy and more,’ added Merklinger. ‘But we are in a unique position to continue building on the momentum behind our growth in recent years. The availability of the coating excellence line, dedicated infrastructure and resources places us a step ahead to extend our hold in the global market, and with us, our brand owner and converting clients.’

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