Sustainable paper concept for portion packaging

Wednesday, 10 July, 2019

Sustainable paper concept for portion packaging

The demand for sustainable packaging among consumers and brand owners is growing, which drives demand to replace plastic packaging. Driven by a mutual commitment to development and innovation, Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs are intensifying their collaboration in order to meet the demand for sustainable packaging.

A new packaging concept called Pearl is the latest result of this collaboration. Pearl aims to show how uniquely formed and right-sized small packages, called shaped paper pods, can contribute to a more sustainable future by using the unique formability of the FibreForm material (3D-formable paper patented by BillerudKorsnäs). The material is processed on machinery from Bosch Packaging Technology, ensuring the subsequent industrialisation of the newly developed technologies for commercial production.

Single-use plastic is widespread for some products such as bread spreads, savoury goods and confectionery goods. A sustainable packaging system is needed to support these products, replacing plastic in product samples, inserts, refills, portion packs and disposable packaging.

The President of Bosch Packaging Technology, Dr Stefan König, endorses the joint innovative venture between Bosch and BillerudKorsnäs in the field of paper-based packaging, as it will meet the challenge of developing sustainable packaging materials.

“The collaboration with Bosch Packaging Technology offers new perspectives for sustainable packaging. Bosch brings many years of experience in technology and implementation into the cooperation. By joining forces, we can realise our ideas in a more targeted way and shape the future of packaging together,” said Petra Einarsson, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

The Pearl concept will be shown for the first time at FOOMA (International food & technology exhibition) in Tokyo from 9 to 12 July 2019.

The Pearl concept will also be exhibited at other packaging trade shows such as FachPack (24–26 September 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany), PackExpo (23–25 September 2019 in Las Vegas, USA) and Interpack (7–13 May 2020 in Dusseldorf, Germany).

Image credit: Bosch.

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