Sealed paper packaging spreads wings

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs debuted their joint effort in sealed paper technology at PACK EXPO International 2016, but at interpack 2017 the two firms revealed significant advances aimed at sugar and flour producers, both large and small scale, to be the users of this technology.

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Sure to attract sugar manufacturers, the SVE 2520 ZAP, Bosch’s first continuous-motion v/f/f/s machine, is now capable of producing dust-tight, sealed paper bags. Meanwhile, flour producers gravitated to the upgraded PME mandrel wheel machine with ZAP-Module.

“The positive market reaction to the launch of Sealed Paper Packaging in 2016 led to an extension of the ZAP-Module within our portfolio. By offering two alternative technologies now equipped with the ZAP-Module, we are not only able to answer the individual needs of dry food producers, but also give them the possibility to differentiate themselves by offering consumers completely recyclable paper packaging – at the same time improving product quality,” says Bernhard Bruhn, product line manager dry food at Bosch Packaging Technology.

Until now, mono-material paper packaging was only possible with glued, pre-made bags or formed paper bags on a mandrel wheel. But while the general v/f/f/s concept is flexible with formats and pack styles, it previously only allowed bag production using polymer film or fully coated paper. With the ZAP-Module from Bosch, it is now possible to process mono-material paper on VFFS technology with dust-tight sealing.

Axello®ZAP paper from BillerudKorsnäs, specially developed for this and the ZAP-Module application, uniquely allows for heat sealing. The ZAP-Module partially applies a minimal amount of the sealing agent during the packaging process, thus enabling heat sealing of the paper on the v/f/f/s machine. This new sealed paper packaging is also available for the mandrel wheel machine to improve the traditional paper bags produced on this type of machine by making them dust-tight. As a result, retailers and consumers profit from clean shelves, enhanced product protection from contamination and thus improved product quality.

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