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Bosch Packaging Technology is set to introduce a new pouch and clean-filling thermoforming machine for liquid food.
According to the company, the SurePOUCH stand-up flexible pack style will allow for multiple packaging and fitment options for flexibility and shelf differentiation.
Bosch claims high standards of hygiene can be achieved as the product is filled directly into the pouch rather than through the spout. As the spout is ultrasonically welded to the exterior of the pouch, the product does not touch the spout until opened by the consumer.
The company will also launch a new clean-fill thermoforming machine, the TFC, which is an addition to its portfolio of forming and filling technologies.
The technology provides a system for the filling of fresh products, foods requiring extended shelf life such as yogurts and desserts, and single-serve portions of butter, margarine, condiments and coffee.
According to Bosch, the technology is also suitable for cold and hot filling, as well as retortable products such as ready meals and pet food.
The company also said that the existing aseptic thermoforming portfolio allows manufacturers to achieve high hygienic standards for dairy creamers, desserts and baby food.
Bosch recently announced the introduction of its first single-wrap die-fold package with hermetic seals for chocolate manufacturers, which has only one film and allows for maximum product safety.
The pack style is produced by the Starpac 600 HL that wraps small to medium-sized chocolates with an output of up to 600 pieces per minute.
Caption: The SurePOUCH flexible pack style will allow for multiple packaging and fitment options for flexibility and shelf differentiation. Image courtesy of Bosch Packaging Technology