The German Packaging Institute has honoured Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, with a German Packaging Award for its compact TPU1000 form, fill and seal system.

According to the jury, the machine, which produces products made from a paper-based packaging material, paves the way for new, sustainable packaging solutions that meet the trend 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 a sustainability expert at Syntegon Technology. “We are therefore all the more pleased that the Packaging Institute recognizes our innovation and sustainability efforts.”

The module-based TPU1000 forms "Shaped Paper Pods” with a filling volume of ten to 100 milliliters, which are suitable for single-portion packs and small-format products that are normally 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.

“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, as well as their sustainability efforts,” says Klauser. FibreForm reportedly allows for up to ten times deeper embossing than regular paper.

According to Syntegon, this results in unique 3D effects that differ from existing packaging solutions on the market, and 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.”