AUSTRIA – Bosch Packaging Technology has been awarded with the Green Star Packaging Award 2017, for the first vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS) for producing dust-tight sealed paper packaging.

The jury noted that the fully recyclable paper packaging conserves resources and reduces wastes, which supports the basic idea of the Green Star Packaging Award.

According to Bosch, the sealed paper packaging is a combination of mono-material Axello paper from BillerudKorsnäs and the ZAP-Module from Bosch Packaging Technology.

Together these enable the production of 100% dust-tight yet fully recyclable packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains and flour.

The module allows coating with the sealing agent on a minimal surface area, enabling heat-sealing while preserving the paper’s mono-material character.

“Sealed Paper Packaging is a perfect example of how our solutions address the market challenges of today and tomorrow.

Retailers and consumers profit from clean shelves, high product protection and improved product quality,” explained Uwe Pfander, Area Sales Manager Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH, Germany.

He accepted the award at the official event of pack force, the Austrian packaging forum.

Since its launch in June 2016, the solution is currently available on vertical form, fill and seal as well as mandrel wheel machines, providing an attractive alternative to traditional paper bags in this segment.

Bosch says that there has been enormous customer interest globally since the launch of the new packaging, as paper packaging can contribute to saving resources with an active role in the future.

Green Star Packaging Award rewards environmental friendly packaging and recycling as well as packaging relevant improvements of operational processes in production, logistics and distribution.