Kalyar Replica Limited, one of the leading flexible packaging specialists in Bangladesh, has purchased Bobst Vision K5 high-performance metallizer to bring the process in-house.
The machine ordered by Kaylar Replica is equipped with Bobst AluBond for the production of CPP and BOPP with high barrier and high adhesion levels, as well as Hawkeye monitoring system.
The Bobst Vision K5 enables the company to handle various film types, including heat-sensitive and thin gauge films. It will be used for processing the latest specifications of polyolefins.
AluBond metalizing process for polyolefin-based substrates was initially developed to increase metal adhesion on the most commonly used substrates when applied to CPP and BOPP films. It also provides enhancement of oxygen (OTR) and water vapor (WVTR) barrier performance.
The machine also includes Bobst Hawkeye, an in-line optical density deposition control and defect monitoring system. It detects, counts, and categorizes pinholes and other defects at full metallizer speed, alerting the operator so the issue can be rectified immediately, resulting in less film waste.
‘When we decided to purchase our first metallizer, we needed a machine which could process a range of substrates. We chose Bobst and the Vision K5 as it is able to handle heat-sensitive films and for the AluBond process, which will enable us to produce CPP and BOPP films with both high barrier and high adhesion,’ commented Tasneem Sinha, managing director of Kalyar Replica Limited. ‘The machine will be arriving very soon, and we look forward to it being installed and running in the factory.’