Packaging Technology

ProSweets 2012 Bosch to Showcase First Single-Wrap Die-Fold Package with Hermetic Seals

  • Precise folds achieved for premium package look
  • Utmost assurance of product safety due to air tight seal
  • Machine designed for gentle product handling and heat minimization
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  • January 12, 2012
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Bosch Packaging Technology will present its first single-wrap die-fold package with hermetic seals at ProSweets 2012 in Cologne. Now, chocolate manufacturers no longer have to sacrifice product quality and maximum shelf life for a strong visual impact.

The hermetically sealed single-wrap die-fold package with only one film allows for maximum product safety. The pack style is produced by the Starpac 600 HL, a machine developed by Sapal, a Bosch Packaging Technology company, and is compatible to run polypropylene film (OPP). The addition of heat-sealed and airtight hermetic seals to die-fold packages maintains product freshness for increased shelf life and protects the product against insects and moisture. It also strongly preserves original aromas and flavors while denying penetration by external scents, such as from nearby products on store shelves. Consumers receive a tamper-proof yet easy-open package due to the machine’s automatic application of tear-tape to the packaging material.

The Starpac 600 HL wraps small- to medium-sized chocolates efficiently with an output of up to 600 pieces per minute. To maintain the elegant appearance of die-fold packages, the Starpac 600 HL uses a folding box to create all folds at once for perfectly symmetrical side and longitudinal seals. This symmetry is achieved by the folding box’s ability to maintain the precise position of wrapping materials with elastic properties, which cannot be ensured with multi-station folding. Not only does this feature ensure aesthetically pleasing packages but also maintains high seal integrity and minimizes material consumption.

The Starpac 600 HL and pack style will be on display in Bosch’s booth (Hall 10.1, Booth C010-D011), 29 January – 1 February 2012, Cologne.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact.

Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7626 - January 12, 2012

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