Bosch Vertical Packaging Portfolio in Focus at IPPE

Bosch Packaging Technology, a Waiblingen, Germany-headquartered supplier of processing and packaging solutions with offices in New Richmond, Wisconsin, USA, will spotlight several recent enhancements to its vertical packaging equipment line at Stand B-6413 during the January 26-28 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. Among them will be a new corner seal option for its SVP vertical form, fill and seal platform, targeting frozen food and other market segments that have high hygiene requirements.

Bosch SVC 4020“We believe variation in packaging leads to shelf differentiation which is why we provide multiple solutions to drive interest and fit diverse and constantly evolving consumer demands,” said Jonathon Titterton, the company’s director of sales and marketing. “Corner seal bags catch the consumer’s eye in the frozen food aisles, the Doy Zip bag wins the hearts of snack and confectionery buyers, and our various other bag styles fill the shelves in all areas of the stores.”

Taking Hygiene to Next Level
The SVC 2620 VFFS platform was designed with simplicity, versatility and cleanability in mind, focusing on hygienic design to help manufacturers meet diverse food handling regulations.

The new corner seal option can be easily integrated into the existing SVC machine without adding to floor space requirements. Its increased pack style flexibility supports the needs of brand marketers who are increasingly choosing stand-up pack styles to enhance product appeal at point-of-sale. By adding the corner seal functionality, the machine can now produce up to four different pack styles, including pillow bag, gusseted, block bottom and corner seal.

Meanwhile, the SVE 2520 DZ vertical bagger provides high-quality output within a compact, six square meter footprint, fitting easily within manufacturing lines. Its continuous-motion operation is coupled with a patent-pending zipper applicator to enable high-speed production and ultimately a lower cost-per-bag for increased return on investment. The machine offers seven different bag styles: pillow, gusseted, block bottom, corner seal, full corner, 3-sided, and doy, with various reclosure options, including zipper.

Premium quality and attractive shape of Doy Zip bags help drive greater visibility and consumer preference for food products at the point-of-sale. The standability of the bag protects the contents for future consumption as well as allowing for easy opening and reclosing, features that further contribute to consumer convenience and enhance brand loyalty. By being able to vertically form, fill and seal, the machine has also been engineered for easy operation and maintenance and maximum flexibility. Changeovers from pillow to Doy Zip take as little as 45 minutes.

The Bosch Group, which supplies a myriad of technology and services and employs approximately 360,000 people through roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries, generated sales of EUR 49 billion in 2014.