BOBST is offering state-of-the-art machinery and services for flexo and gravure printing, coating and laminating, and vacuum metallizing. With its comprehensive range of equipment, BOBST covers the demands of all segments of the food and non food packaging industry including pharma, confectionery, cosmetic, and industrial products.
Of particular interest for the packaging of food are the latest innovations in barrier coating. One such innovation is BOBST's AlOx process which results in clear film with good water and oxygen barrier. AlOx also enables lower production costs as the process requires only a fraction of the thickness of the equivalent atmospheric coatings. The process can be used for goods where product visibility is required such as baked goods and microwaveable food.
BOBST is the world's leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries.
Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 11 production facilities in 8 countries and employs over 5,000 people around the world. The firm consolidated sales of CHF 1.354 billion for the year ended December 31st, 2013.