Gerhard Schubert to examine environmentally friendly packaging at FachPack
German-based packaging group Gerhard Schubert is to focus on key sector trends including development of environmentally-friendly packaging options as part of its appearance at this year’s FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg.
The company will be showcasing its latest machinery lines at the event being between September 24-26, in which topic areas for the sector will examine balancing economic viability, legal requirements and social demands facing manufacturers within the confectionery, bakery, and wider food markets.
As Schubert explained, the company will demonstrate how customers can derive added value from engaging with environmentally conscious business practices. With Schubert-Consulting as its engineering partner, the company offers manufacturer-independent, comprehensive consulting services for cost-effective conversion to sustainable packaging materials.
This ranges from the development of new packaging and its registration in accordance with the new European Packaging Act (VerpackG), through concept development and process planning, to the selection of suitable machine suppliers. Additionally, new requirements from the online mail order business are also taken into account: today, entirely different packing schemes, packing sizes and materials are required than in the stationary trade, which predominantly uses display packs.
In addition, a customer machine at the Schubert booth at FachPack will demonstrate how cardboard boxes can be used instead of packaging film in the packaging process. The exceptionally compact lightline Cartonpacker consists of three sub-machines in two machine frames with the functions of erecting the carton trays, filling and sealing. It packs chocolate bars in display cartons, which are fed via two belts with an output of 120 bars per minute each. The 200-gram chocolate bars are not packed in a film sleeve, but in a cardboard folding box.
As the company noted, its individually manufactured robot tools are now enabling 3D printing for product areas that were previously regarded as being unthinkable. The comparatively fast production of these parts is said to make it possible to respond quickly to new products and changing customer requirements. The design freedom also allows optimally shaped tools, even for fragile and complex product shapes. At the trade fair, Schubert will present a selection of 3D tools which have been designed to date as well as those used in real systems, and will provide information on future opportunities of the digital trend. For more information on the event, visit www.fachpack.de