Kalyar Replica invests in Bobst Vision K5

Bangladesh-based flexible packaging specialist Kalyar Replica has brought the metallising process in-house with the installation of Bobst Vision K5. The Vision K5 1650-mm is equipped with Bobst AluBond and Hawkeye.

10 Apr 2021 | By WhatPackaging? Team

Kalyar aims to produce high-barrier CPP and BOPP films with the new Bobst Vision K5

With this new investment, the company aims to produce high-barrier CPP and BOPP films and manufacture products which are almost defect-free, that too, in a competitive time frame. The Vision K5 is equipped to handle a wide range of films including heat sensitive and thin gauge films. The machine will be employed for processing the latest specifications of polyolefins at Kalyar.

Tasneem Sinha, managing director of Kalyar Replica, said “When we decided to purchase our first metalliser, we needed a machine which could process a range of substrates. We chose Bobst and the Vision K5 as it can 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.”

The Vision K5 1650-mm at Kalyar is equipped with Bobst AluBond and Hawkeye

Initially developed to increase metal adhesion on common substrates, when applied to CPP and BOPP films, AluBond also provides oxygen and water vapour transmission rate barrier enhancement. It can also be used to produce high-barrier metallised CPP and BOPP mono-material laminates as a sustainable offering.

Meanwhile, the Vision K5 machine at Kalyar also includes Hawkeye, which is an in-line optical density deposition control and defect monitoring system. At full metalliser speed, this system detects, counts and categorises pinholes and other defects, alerting the operator so the issue can be rectified immediately resulting in less film waste.