Confectionery industry continues its Cologne takeover

Attendees continued to descend on Cologne’s Koelnmesse in Germany today, where ProSweets and ISM are taking place.

Around 300 ingredients, processing and packaging companies are showing off their solutions for confectionery applications, alongside some 1,600 exhibitors of sweets and snack products.

Bosch Packaging Technology is exhibiting its upgraded WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars. Waste has been accounted for in this machine, with a patented flexible working width that eliminates the trim when processing masses for a range of bar products.

The company is also highlighting the benefits of its recently launched SVE 2520 DZ (pictured), which is ideally suited to nut, chocolate and confectionery manufacturers. The fastest vertical bagger with doy zip functionality, its produces up to 100 doy zip bags per minute.

Gerhard Schubert is focusing on the packaging of pastry products and processing 200g tube bags on its stand to demonstrate the efficiency of its TLM packaging system – a modular system that can adapt to different customer requirements. Each sub-machine takes on a specific function, such as erecting cartons, grouping products, filling and closing packages.

The system on show, which can process 135g, 200g, 400g and 500g flowpacks with a performance of up to 110 packs per minute, consists of three sub-machines.

WDS is generating interest on its stand with the ConfecECO, which enables economic production of both solid and centre filled pralines, bars and tablets with inclusions.

Capable of producing up to 600kg of product per hour, it is aimed at small to medium sized businesses.


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