BillerudKorsnäs and Syntegon Technology Launch New Packaging System for Tailor-made Shaped Paper Pods
Syntegon Technology's new TPU paper form, fill and seal machine forms Shaped Paper Pods with a filling volume of just a few and up to 100 milliliters. BillerudKorsnäs' FibreForm paper is shaped by air pressure and embossed by press force.
April 29, 2020 - BillerudKorsnäs and Syntegon Technology have jointly launched a new packaging system for the production 'Shaped Paper Pods' — uniquely shaped and right-sized packaging that has a tactile feel.
The collaboration involves Syntegon as the supplier of the manufacturing equipment, while BillerudKorsnäs ensures the right configuration of the 3D formable FibreForm® paper. Together with brand owners, the companies develop a sustainable and completely customized packaging solution regarding design, functionality and barrier properties.
Syntegon Technology's new TPU paper form, fill and seal machine forms environmentally friendly Shaped Paper Pods with a filling volume of just a few and up to 100 milliliters. The FibreForm paper is shaped by air pressure and embossed by press force. Using heat-sealing technology, the Shaped Paper Pod can be sealed with any heat-sealable lidding materials — barriers will be completely customized to customer needs.
"We achieved a perfect match of technology and material for scalable packaging solutions, which creates a unique sensory experience for brand and customer interactions," said Matthias Klauser, Sustainability Expert at Syntegon Technology in Germany.
To showcase the possibilities and the flexibility of the system, Syntegon Technology and BillerudKorsnäs have previously presented the elaborate packaging concept "Pearl". As of now, shapes of any kind can be formed from the FibreForm paper for many various applications.
"FibreForm is the natural alternative where plastic has been the norm. Allowing for up to ten times deeper embossing than regular paper, resulting in 3D effects that make an impact," explained Simon Johansson, Project Manager at BillerudKorsnäs in Sweden.
According to the companies, the new packaging system is ideal for individual portion packs and products that would usually be packed in blisters. In addition to cosmetics or samples, Shaped Paper Pods can be used to package dry, chunky or viscous food thanks to a thin barrier layer. Be it spreads, margarine, biscuits or Advent calendars in paper trays - the new TPU paper forming machine offers manufacturers a range of filling and sealing systems for sustainable packaging at an output of up to 15,000 Shaped Paper Pods per hour.
About Syntegon Technology
Syntegon Technology is a leading global process and packaging technology provider. Formerly the packaging division of the Bosch Group, the company, headquartered in Waiblingen, Germany, offers a portfolio of intelligent and sustainable technologies includes stand-alone machines, as well as complete systems and services. For further information visit: www.syntegon.com.
BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. The company has 8 production units in Sweden, Finland and the UK. To learn more, please visit: www.billerudkorsnas.com.