Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs intensify innovation collaboration

Following the increasing demand for sustainable packaging, Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs has once again collaborated to bring new technology to market.

“Developing sustainable packaging solutions is an urgent and challenging topic. New solutions must be sustainable and at the same time ensure efficient processing. By combining the expertise of BillerudKorsnäs in the field of paper-based packaging material with our technological know-how, we will be able to answer both challenges,” said Stefan König, president of Bosch Packaging Technology.

“The collaboration with Bosch Packaging Technology offers new perspectives for sustainable packaging. Bosch brings many years of experience in technology and implementation into the co-operation. By joining forces, we can realise our ideas in a more targeted way and shape the future of packaging together,” said Petra Einarsson, president and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

In 2016, Bosch and BillerudKorsnäs presented their first joint innovation: Sealed Paper Packaging on a vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS). Now Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs are developing new sustainable paper-based packaging innovations: Pearl.

The Pearl concept will aim to show how uniquely formed and right-sized small packages, called shaped paper pods, can contribute to a more sustainable future by utilising the formability of the FibreForm material (3D-formable paper patented by BillerudKorsnäs). The material is then processed on machinery from Bosch Packaging Technology.

In industries like bread, spreads, savoury and confectionery, single-use plastic packaging is widespread. “The goal is to support these industries with a sustainable packaging system and replace plastic in product samples, inserts, refills, portion packs and disposable packaging,“ said Simon Johansson, project manager at Packaging Solutions BillerudKorsnäs.

The Pearl concept will be shown for the first time at FOOMA (International food & technology exhibition) in Tokyo from July 9 to 12, 2019, booth 3C-34, south hall; FachPack (September 24 to 26, 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany), PackExpo (September, 23 to 25, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA) and interpack (May 7 to 13, 2020 in Dusseldorf, Germany).

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