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Bobst to showcase new machines for folding carton, corrugated industries at its open house in Switzerland

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Bobst to showcase new machines for folding carton, corrugated industries at its open house in Switzerland

June 24, 2010 - 16:32

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 24, 2010 (Press Release) -Set to be one of the most active machine shows in recent years, the Competence '10 Open House will be held in September at the Bobst Group's main manufacturing facility in Mex, outside of Lausanne, Switzerland. A list of the machines which will be featured and operating at the event has been released by the company. Competence '10 takes place Wednesday, September 22nd through Tuesday the 28th.

The open house event will feature approximately 30 machines serving the folding carton, commercial printing and corrugated industries. Six of the machines will be "World Premier" introductions, shown in public for the first time.

The latest innovations have been developed to ensure that converters can deliver the increasing quality the market demands, while at the same time improving in-plant performance. Adding to the comprehensive approach to quality, production and production issues, many industry partner companies will be present and exhibiting their products.

Operating machinery, producing folding carton products, will include:

  • MASTERFOLD 110 A3 with Speedwave and Lockpack

  • MASTERFOLD 110 GNB+S New High Speed Beverage Carrier

  • MASTERFOLD 75 A1 with Batch Inverter, Easyfeeder GT and Cartonpack GT

  • EXPERTFOLD 110 A2 with dual left and right Accubraille modules and Handypack GT

  • VISIONFOLD 110 A2 with Handyfeeder

  • EXPERTFOLD with Accuwin in line Window Patcher






  • SP 76-BM, presented for the first time with four independent advance shafts for even more flexibility



  • NOVACUT 106 E with Hotplast

  • The World Premier of a top of the line hot foil-stamper that will be setting industry standards for precision, quality, productivity and ergonomics

Operating machinery, producing corrugated and litho-lam products, will include:

  • VISIONFOLD 1.7 A2 with Accuwave

  • The World Premier of a Mid-Range, 118" wide folder-gluer operating with LOGIPACK, a high performance corrugated box packer and also a World Premier

  • The World Premier of an entirely new flexo press with an integrated quality control system which will set a new standard for high definition printing on corrugated

  • The World Premier of a new mid-range, small footprint and high productivity Autoplaten® diecutter for corrugated board

ASITRADE AG will provide live demos at their facilities in nearby Grenchen, Switzerland for:

  • Foliostar 165 sheet to sheet laminator

  • The World Premier of the next Generation of Inline Laminating with Power Aligner

"Competence '10 will be the largest and most extensive open house in the history of the company," promises Hakan Pfeiffer, Head of Business Unit Sheet-fed for Bobst. "More live machinery, more demonstration products being produced and six ‘World Premier' -brand new to the market, machine introductions. We are looking forward to an exciting and highly productive event."

Converters interested in attending the Competence '10 Open House should contact their Bobst salesman, email or call Bobst Group North America at 888-226-8800, ext 5288.