Syntegon Technology: New standards for sustainable materials in horizontal flow wrapping

5 February 2020

At interpack 2020, Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, will showcase two innovations, including its “paper-ON-form” upgrade kit for horizontal flow wrapping machines to form cold-sealable barrier paper. The solution was engineered in the company’s own development center in Beringen, Switzerland, and consists of a patented flow-wrap forming unit and sealing jaws for paper cold-sealing applications. The new kit is already being used on existing lines from international manufacturers for packaging chocolate bars in paper. Syntegon Technology will also present an extended stroke length for Amplified Heat Sealing (AHS) applications on new horizontal flow wrappers. The innovation helps to optimize the thermal heat input and enables faster processing of monomaterials. “Sustainable paper and mono-material packaging is trending. As an innovation leader we act in a future-oriented, sustainable way. Our upgrade kit allows customers to transition to sustainable packaging materials like cold-sealable paper on their existing horizontal flow wrapping machines – without any restrictions regarding speed or format,” says Christoph Langohr, Project Manager of Sustainability Horizontal Packaging at Syntegon Technology.

Revolutionary paper packaging
The patented forming unit shapes paper without creasing or tearing it, and the customized cold sealing jaws gently create the sealing seams. At interpack, the new product will be presented as part of the Sigpack HRM bar-wrapping line and the Syntegon Pack Series flow wrappers. “Comprehensive tests and first field applications have repeatedly demonstrated that there are no restrictions regarding output rates, thus proving that paper flow wrapping easily matches the performance and usability of conventional flow wrapping,” Langohr states.

Enhanced flexibility
“The ‘paper-ON-form’upgrade kitcan be used for different types of paper as well as for conventional packaging materials, which makes it possible to gradually switch to paper,” Langohr further explains.The forming unit and sealing jaws are pre-configured by the Syntegon Technology experts based on the desired pack size and the material characteristics before being installed on existing Syntegon Technology machines, such as the Sigpack or Pack Series flow wrappers.

Amplified Heat Sealing with extended stroke length
Amplified Heat Sealing (AHS) technology with linear drive was first introduced in 2017. By super imposing the rotational movement of the sealing tools onthe linear movement of the transverse sealing station, the heat input into the packaging material can be increased, which allows for an optimal sealing quality. At interpack 2020, Syntegon Technology will unveil the new AHS. Since monomaterials often consist of a more temperature-sensitive outer layer than composite films, it can easily lead to faulty sealing seams.The AHS technology ensures an accurate heat input, which makes it easier to process delicate monomaterials for products such as cookies and crackers.

Holistic approach: Focusing on the packaging process
Wrapping products in paper requires particularly gentle handling in the subsequent packaging processes to avoid tears in the paper and to maintain the material’s protective barrier properties. As a systems provider, Syntegon Technology offers everything from primary and secondary packaging to transport packaging, ensuring a holisitic, sustainable approach to customer’s packaging requirements. In addition to Syntegon Technology’s large portfolio, they also offer comprehensive services such as preventive maintenance and spare parts management.

The innovations from Syntegon Technology,formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, will be on display at interpack 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 7 to 13, 2020 inhall 6, booth A30-C30.

As a systems provider, Syntegon Technology focuses on the entire packaging process to make sure that the paper flow wrap is carefully handled on its way to secondary and transport packaging.

Forming paper flow wraps is a challenge. With the newly developed “paper-ON-form” upgrade kit, Syntegon Technology is able to reliably pack a wide variety of product formats in paper.

Nicole Koenig
Spokesperson Product Communication, Syntegon Technology
+49 7951 402-648

About Syntegon Technology

Syntegon Technology is a leading global process and packaging technology provider. Formerly the packaging division of the Bosch Group, the company, headquartered in Waiblingen (Germany), has been offering complete solutions for the pharmaceutical and food industries for over 50 years. More than 6,100 employees at 30 locations in more than 15 countries generated a total revenue of 1.3 billion euros in 2019. The portfolio of intelligent and sustainable technologies includes stand-alone machines, as well as complete systems and services. Fields of application in the pharmaceutical industry are the production, processing, filling, inspection and packaging of liquid and solid pharmaceuticals (e.g. syringes and capsules). In the food industry, the portfolio includes process technology for confectionery as well as packaging solutions for dry foods (e.g. bars, bakery products and coffee), frozen foods and dairy products.