Topic: Paperboard packaging pretreatment. Carton pretreatment. Plasma activation of coated folding cartons. Gluing on high-gloss printing. Gluing of hologram film.

Modern folding cartons to meet the most demanding design and quality requirements: cost-effective and quick to produce with Openair® Plasma

The trend in the packaging industry is toward continuously rising design and quality requirements. Manufacturers count more and more on the appeal of finishes like high-gloss printing, soft-touch coatings, or hologram printing to attract consumers. And display and window packaging often involve special combinations of materials.
These materials must be joined to each other cost effectively, at high speeds, and most of all reliably. This requires an especially robust, high-performance pretreatment process: Openair® Plasma.
When integrated inline, plasma activation creates ideal surface properties for subsequent process steps, such as gluing, printing or laminating.

Particular advantages of Openair® Plasma technology in manufacturing carton packaging:

  • Makes high processing speeds possible
  • No open flames mean greater process safety.
  • Robust, durable technology
  • Simple process monitoring
  • Cost effective

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A question of surface tension

Bobst is the leading supplier of equipment and services in the area of folding cartons, corrugated board, and the processing of flexible materials.

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Plasmatreat UK Ltd.
D5 Culham Science Centre,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 3DB
Great Britain

Phone: +44 1865 408324

Contact: Mr. Graham Porcas

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