The solution consists of a patented flow-wrap forming unit and sealing jaws for paper cold-sealing applications. The new kit is already being used on existing lines from international manufacturers for packaging chocolate bars in paper.
Syntegon Technology will also present an extended stroke length for Amplified Heat Sealing (AHS) applications on new horizontal flow wrappers. The innovation helps to optimize the thermal heat input and enables faster processing of monomaterials. “Sustainable paper and mono-material packaging is trending. As an innovation leader we act in a future-oriented, sustainable way. Our upgrade kit allows customers to transition to sustainable packaging materials like cold-sealable paper on their existing horizontal flow wrapping machines – without any restrictions regarding speed or format,” says Christoph Langohr, Project Manager of Sustainability Horizontal Packaging at Syntegon Technology.
The patented forming unit shapes paper without creasing or tearing it, and the customized cold sealing jaws gently create the sealing seams.
“The paper-ON-form upgrade kit can be used for different types of paper as well as for conventional packaging materials, which makes it possible to gradually switch to paper,” Langohr further explains. The forming unit and sealing jaws are pre-configured by the Syntegon Technology experts based on the desired pack size and the material characteristics before being installed on existing Syntegon Technology machines, such as the Sigpack or Pack Series flow wrappers.
The Amplified Heat Sealing (AHS) technology with linear drive was first introduced in 2017. By superimposing the rotational movement of the sealing tools on the linear movement of the transverse sealing station, the heat input into the packaging material can be increased, which allows for an optimal sealing quality. At interpack 2020, Syntegon Technology will unveil the new AHS. Since monomaterials often consist of a more temperature-sensitive outer layer than composite films, it can easily lead to faulty sealing seams. The AHS technology ensures an accurate heat input, which makes it easier to process delicate monomaterials for products such as cookies and crackers.
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