Syntegon set to unveil key jelly confectionery production lines at ProSweets Cologne

German-based Syntegon Technology is set to continue its equipment development for confectionery packaging, using ProSweets 2022 to showcase a number of systems including a newly developed line for jelly production, reports Neill Barston.

As the company revealed to Confectionery Production, visitors to the event in Cologne, Germany, between January 30-2 February, will gain the chance to experience the company’s sustainable solutions for the sector using paper or mono-material, which have been driven by consumer demand for product ranges that are less environmentally impactful.

For next month’s event, the company’s range of machinery will include lines catering for mass production to depositing and finishing of jelly products, with visitors to its booth offered insights into its Makat portfolio (featured main image), which has been expanded to include kitchen technology. “Bundling our process technology for jelly production under the same roof allows us to focus even more on product quality and on providing innovative solutions – both for traditional confectionery and so-called nutraceuticals enriched with vitamins or other supplements,” explains Dr. Sandra Link, Product Manager at Makat.

Besides the valuable raw materials, the kitchen is the starting point for manufacturing high-quality jellies. In this context, the Rapidsolver plays a key role in dissolving the jelly mass: The unique geometry of the mixing elements ensures a “first in, first out” principle and reduces dead spaces, resulting in a homogeneous, clear and transparent jelly mass. Just as important is gentle product handling and precise molding, both with the Mogul starch depositing system and starchless depositing solutions. After the product finishing process, the jellies can be seamlessly wrapped in different pack styles.

Visitors to the booth will learn about Syntegon’s broad range of sustainable pack styles for confectionery. For instance, Syntegon’s vertical baggers produce bend- and tear-resistant stand-up bags made of paper. Customers are using this technology for example to package chocolate in multipacks. “The paper stand-up bags are an environmentally friendly alternative to secondary packaging made of plastic and a real eye-catcher,” explains sales representative Oliver Maier. “The smooth structure and stability of the paper bags not only creates a special look and feel, but also highlights the quality of the packaging.” Moreover, the vertical bagger scores with its flexibility, as it can be adapted to process different packaging materials and styles. This makes it suitable for producing bags made of recyclable mono-material film in addition – at speeds of up to 60 paper or 80 mono-material bags per minute.

Furthermore, show visitors will also learn about the “paper-ON-form” retrofit kit for Syntegon’s horizontal wrapper portfolio. With this solution, even sensitive and fatty products such as chocolate and chocolate bars can be packaged in FSC- and PEFC-certified special paper containing more than 90 percent natural fibres. The kit includes a forming shoulder and sealing jaws for cold seal applications – allowing barrier papers to be processed without wrinkling or tearing, while the precision-fit cold sealing tools gently create sealing seams.

In addition to vertical baggers and horizontal flow wrappers, Syntegon also offers an innovative paper forming technology. This enables confectionery manufacturers to package their products in “Shaped Paper Pods” – for uniquely shaped packaging with a special feel and eye-catching design.

Syntegon’s secondary packaging portfolio also supports the shift to more sustainable packaging. Customers can, for example, choose between glue, lock-style or an innovative ultrasonic technology for carton forming to replace commonly used plastic trays for cookies with paper trays. The business will be exhibiting at ProSweets at H028 in hall 10.1.



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