The German Packaging Institute has honored Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, with the German Packaging Award in the category “Packaging Machines” — the compact TPU1000 form, fill, and seal system convinced the jury with its wide range of possibilities for innovative, sustainable portion packs made of fiber-based material. The German Packaging Award 2020 underlines Syntegon’s focus on sustainable and intelligent technologies.
TPU1000 paves the way for sustainable packaging
Every year, the German Packaging Institute dvi honors groundbreaking packaging ideas and machines in a contest that encompasses all industries and packaging materials. This year, one of the coveted prizes went to the TPU1000 paper forming machine from Syntegon. According to the jury, the form, fill, and seal machine for paper-based packaging material paves the way for new, sustainable packaging solutions that meet the trends towards replacing petrochemical plastics and individualization. “The TPU offers brand owners with high demands on sustainability and aesthetics completely new packaging options for food, cosmetics and non-food products,” says Matthias Klauser, sustainability expert at Syntegon Technology. “We are therefore all the more pleased that the dvi recognizes our innovation and sustainability efforts.”
Sustainable and unique
The module-based TPU1000 forms environmentally friendly ‘Shaped Paper Pods’ with a filling volume of ten to 100 milliliters, which are suitable for single-portion packs and small-format products usually packaged in blisters. The material fed from the paper roll is formed into the desired shape at a speed of up to 15,000 packages per hour. This enables high-quality packaging designs and embossing for a variety of products and filling techniques.
“In combination with BillerudKorsnäs’ 3D formable FibreForm paper, the TPU1000 produces unique packaging with a special feel that meets both brand manufacturers’ needs for an individual look and feel and their sustainability efforts,” says Klauser. FibreForm allows for up to ten times deeper embossing than regular paper. This results in unique 3D effects that differ from existing packaging solutions on the market. Various types of barrier layers can be applied to ensure the necessary protection of the respective product. The jury of the German Packaging Award praised the innovative material — “This highly stretchable paper allows wrinkle-free processing from a roll and a detailed reproduction of small embossing elements.”
The German Packaging Award
Since 1963, the German Packaging Institute dvi has presented the German Packaging Award in several categories. The international competition takes place annually under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. 2020, entries from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Denmark were evaluated in ten categories. The focus of this year’s competition was on the highly topical issues of sustainability and digitalization.