Market trends, opportunities and latest process innovation in vacuum Metallization – Introducing Bobst AluBond® technology

Market trends, opportunities and latest process innovation in vacuum Metallization – Introducing Bobst AluBond® technology

Nick Copeland
BOBST

The market expectations for commodity grade metallized film continues to increase in complexity based on the global market trends. Cost pressures are driving substrate down gauging, packaging structure simplification/ reduction, greater use of more heat sensitive substrates, higher barrier functionality and higher adhesion requirements. This paper will focus on a new innovative vacuum based hybrid coating technology named AluBond® which greatly increases the adhesion level obtained on the produced metallized film whilst also improving the barrier functionality to levels which provide significant market interest.