Interpack 2017

Bosch Packaging and BillerudKorsnäs VFFS success leads to expansion

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs have extended their ZAP-Module portfolio. Picture: BillerudKorsnäs.

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs have extended their ZAP-Module portfolio following the successful launch of its Sealed Paper Packaging on a vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS).

On display at Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany (May 4-10) is the SVE 2520 ZAP for sugar manufacturers - Bosch’s first continuous-motion VFFS machine for producing dust-tight, sealed paper bags.

Dry food applications

The machine combines a footprint with speed of up to 65 bags per minute and opens up new markets for dry food applications.

Bernhard Bruhn, product line manager dry food, Bosch Packaging Technology, told BakeryandSnacks, “The positive reaction of the launch of Sealed Paper Packaging in 2016 led to an extension of the ZAP-Module within our portfolio.” 

By offering two alternative technologies now equipped with the ZAP-Module, we can answer individual needs of dry food producers, and give them the possibility to differentiate themselves by offering consumers completely recyclable paper packaging.”

The VFFS concept previously only allowed bag production using polymer film or fully coated paper.

Dust-tight sealing

With the ZAP-Module from Bosch it is now possible to process mono-material paper on VFFS technology with dust-tight sealing.

The secret lies in the characteristics of the AxelloZAP paper from BillerudKorsnäs, which was specially developed for this application, as well as in the ZAP-Module from Bosch Packaging Technology,” he said.

The ZAP-Module partially applies a minimal amount of the sealing agent during the packaging process enabling heat sealing of the paper on the VFFS machine.

The extension of the ZAP-Module to the first continuous-motion SVE machine means manufacturers can produce various bag styles (pillow, gusseted or block bottom) with different packaging materials (both AxelloZAP mono-material paper and heat-sealable laminates) on the same machine.

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