Completing the folding-gluing dream team: BOBST introduces the brand-new NOVAFOLD

Leading global manufacturer of print and packaging technologies, BOBST has revealed a brand-new addition to its machine line-up, the NOVAFOLD. This addition solidifies the brand’s folder-gluer range as one the of most diverse and high performance available to today’s packaging printers and converters.

Designed to help packaging companies boost capacity and end-product quality, the new NOVAFOLD 50, 80 and 110 folder-gluer models offer a powerful blend of reliability, precision and versatility. The machines can produce a wide variety of box styles across a range of substrates, at speeds of up to 300 meters per minute.

Available to customers from January 2022, the addition of NOVAFOLD underpins BOBST’s leading offering to the folding carton industry folder-gluers. This range includes VISIONFOLD 50-110, EXPERTFOLD 50-110 and MASTERFOLD 75-110, which can be equipped with dedicated devices or peripherals to enhance further their performance.

Pierre Binggeli, Product Line Director Folder-gluers at BOBST, comments: “At BOBST, we’re proud to put our customer needs at the forefront. By identifying the actual real-world needs of the industry and using that to inform our product development, we are delivering solutions that make a true commercial difference.

“NOVAFOLD is an example of this approach in practice, and we’re proud to launch this new machine to BOBST customers. The folder-gluer has the essential range of efficient and reliable features, from highly steady feeder through to blank aligner, accurateprebreaker, flexible crash-lock module and 4 & 6-corner device. Its technology allows to produce easily all standard packaging, opening the way towards diversification for printers and converters looking to expand their capabilities.”

The new machine range also benefits from rapid setup on all types, and most sizes, of 4 and 6-cornered boxes, produced at speeds of up to 18,000 boxes per hour. The Human Machine Interface (HMI) allows settings to be saved, with automated positioning and remote control for precision and faster job changes.

The NOVAFOLD can also be equipped with the ACCUEJECT complementary device, which provides enhanced quality assurance. Operating in conjunction with all commonly used glue application systems, ACCUEJECT automatically ejects boxes which do not meet the quality control specifications. The device guarantees 100% ejection of faulty boxes at full speed and enables to deliver consistent, high-quality finished products.

Mr. Binggeli adds: “There is huge market appetite for solid, dependable machines that deliver a combination of quality and efficiency alongside the robust design needed to deliver time and again. That’s precisely what converters get with BOBST machines. With pure reliability and performance in one package, NOVAFOLD truly is the essence of BOBST expertise; user-friendly ergonomics, waste reduction and superior quality performance.”

BOBST is hosting both on-site and virtual demonstrations of the machine and its capabilities, which can be booked through the BOBST website. To learn more about NOVAFOLD and the impressive BOBST range, please visit

We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries.

Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 19 production facilities in 11 countries and employs more than 5 600 people around the world. The firm recorded a consolidated turnover of CHF 1.372 billion for the year ended December 31, 2020.