Major packaging accolade for Syntegon’s form, fill and seal system
Syntegon Technology has gained a major accolade from The German Packaging Institute for the company’s compact TPU1000 form, fill and seal system for the confectionery and bakery sectors, which gained its release this summer.
As the business noted, the judging panel had commented on the machine’s flexibility in delivering innovative, sustainable portion packs made of fibre-based material, offering a heightened level of environmentally friendly credentials.
Each year, the packaging institute honours groundbreaking packaging ideas and machines in a contest that encompasses all industries and packaging materials. This year, one of the coveted prizes went to the TPU1000 paper forming machine from Syntegon, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology.
The event, which began in 1963, has typically received entries from across Europe, with this year being no different. Submissions came from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Denmark, across a total of ten categories.
According to the jury, the form, fill and seal machine for paper-based packaging material paves the way for new, sustainable packaging solutions that meet the trends towards replacing petrochemical plastics and individualisation.
“The TPU offers brand owners with high demands on sustainability and aesthetics completely new packaging options for food, cosmetics and non-food products,” says Matthias Klauser, sustainability expert at Syntegon Technology. “We are therefore all the more pleased that the institute recognises our innovation and sustainability efforts.”
The module-based TPU1000 forms environmentally friendly “Shaped Paper Pods” with a filling volume of ten to 100 millilitres, which are suitable for single-portion packs and small-format products that are normally packaged in blisters. The material fed from the paper roll is formed into the desired shape at a speed of up to 15,000 packages per hour. This enables high quality packaging designs and embossing for a variety of products and filling techniques.
“In combination with BillerudKorsnäs’ 3D formable FibreForm paper, the TPU1000 produces unique packaging with a special feel that meets both brand manufacturers’ needs for an individual look and feel and their sustainability efforts,” says Klauser.
“FibreForm allows for up to ten times deeper embossing than regular paper. This results in unique 3D effects that differ from existing packaging solutions on the market. Various types of barrier layers can be applied to ensure the necessary protection of the respective product. The jury of the German Packaging Award praised the innovative material: “ This highly stretchable paper allows wrinkle-free processing from a roll and a detailed reproduction of small embossing elements.”