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FachPack 2015 Bosch presents innovative design solutions for pack styles Greater flexibility thanks to modified mandrel wheel technology

  • Combination of paper- and film-based packaging materials
  • New pack styles designed to stand out at the point-of-sale
  • Advanced format flexibility and less packaging material consumption
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Nuremberg, Germany – At FachPack 2015 Bosch Packaging Technology will present its modernized PME mandrel wheel packaging machine which is designed to accommodate an extended range of innovative film- and paper-based packaging. To demonstrate this technology, the company will be showing various pack styles for dry, free-flowing goods such as coffee, tea, or sugar. Bosch experts will explain how the machine´s technical innovations can save packaging material, while enabling flexibility in terms of packaging designs and sizes.

Enhanced PME mandrel wheel technology
The modified mandrel wheel package maker is able to process a wide range of packaging materials such as paper, cardboard, or film. These materials can also be combined on the machine; for example the carton with inner bag, where both layers of the packaging are completely formed before the inner bag is filled with product. The increased flexibility of the PME mandrel wheel machine allows for the production of a wide range of package sizes from 30 grams to 2.5 kilograms on a single machine. Due to the optimized technology, manufacturers can now choose from a range of innovative pack styles, such as cube-shaped packaging and a wide selection of top closures to help them stand out from the competition.

Efficiency for a competitive edge
Compared to similar packaging solutions, the PME mandrel wheel machine has a smaller footprint, while achieving an output of up to 100 packages per minute. In addition, the technology offers a high degree of weight accuracy thanks to an optional inline weighing system. The high-precision dosing technology allows for the efficient packaging of free-flowing goods and minimizes product loss during the filling process. Depending on the pack style, an ideal material-to-product ratio can be achieved, as well as very good stackability. This enables manufacturers to optimize their storage capacities and logistics processes, thereby reducing their environmental footprint. Furthermore, the machine's modular design minimizes changeover times, reducing downtime.

The new pack styles will be presented on the Bosch booth at FachPack 2015, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany, September 29 to October 1, hall 3A-337.

Contact:
Sandra Petrovic
phone: +49 711 811-57479

Contact person for press inquiries:
Christin Poenisch
phone: +49 711 811-58502

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.

PI9069 - September 08, 2015

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