Syntegon releases form fill and seal line with sustainable paper system
Packaging and processing equipment business Syntegon Technology has released a key new TPU paper form, fill and seal machine using BillerudKorsnäs natural 3D formable FibreForm paper within shaped paper pods for product samples, portion packs and inserts.
As the Germany-headquartered company revealed, its latest sustainably developed system has been devised to offer snacks, biscuits and other manufacturers operating within the confectionery sector uniquely shaped and right-sized packaging, with a tactile feeling reflecting the brand and product content, delivered in an environmentally mindful manner.
According to Syntegon, in addition to confectionery uses for sweets and jellies, concepts are also being developed for applications within the gum market, with the machine being capable of modification for modified atmosphere packaging technology for increased product freshness.
The new TPU paper form, fill and seal machine forms environmentally friendly Shaped Paper Pods with a filling volume of just a few and up to 100 millilitres. The FibreForm paper is shaped by air pressure and embossed by press force. Using heat-sealing technology, the Shaped Paper Pod can be sealed with any heat-sealable lidding materials; barriers will be completely customised to customer needs. “We achieved a perfect match of technology and material for scalable packaging solutions, which creates a unique sensory experience for brand and customer interactions,” says Matthias Klauser, Sustainability Expert at Syntegon Technology, Germany.
To showcase the possibilities and the flexibility of the system, Syntegon Technology and BillerudKorsnäs have previously presented the elaborate packaging concept “Pearl”. As of now, shapes of any kind can be formed from the FibreForm paper for many various applications. “FibreForm is the natural alternative where plastic has been the norm. Allowing for up to ten times deeper embossing than regular paper, resulting in 3D effects that make an impact,” explains Simon Johansson, Project Manager at BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden.
According to the business, the new packaging system is ideal for individual portion packs and products that would usually be packed in blisters. The pods can be used to package dry, chunky or viscous food thanks to a thin barrier layer. Be it spreads, margarine, or biscuits, the new TPU paper forming machine offers manufacturers a range of filling and sealing systems for sustainable packaging at an output of up to 15,000 Shaped Paper Pods per hour.