Sustainable in all respects: Syntegon showcases processing technologies for renewable packaging materials at Fachpack

•Combination of SVE 3220 DZ form fill and seal machine and Elematic 2001 WAH case packer highlights line competence
•Kliklok ACE allows glue-free secondary packaging
•Structured paper pods, paper trays and paper blisters as alternatives to plastic packaging

Syntegon showcases its sustainable packaging technologies at booth 1-204 at this year’s Fachpack from September 28 to 30, 2021. From retrofits to new lines, from primary to secondary packaging – Syntegon's solutions cater to all needs and facilitate the shift to sustainable materials such as paper, mono-materials or corrugated board made of grass fibers. Visitors to Fachpack can experience the efficiency of a comprehensive solution for paper packaging and the glue-free technology of the Kliklok ACE carton erector.

Vertical packaging line combines sustainability and flexibility 
An integrated system consisting of a vertical SVE 3220 DZ form, fill and seal machine and an Elematic 2001 WAH case packer produces stand-up pouches for pasta from recyclable paper and places them in shipping cases. Besides using mono-materials for all common bag styles, the SVE 3220 DZ processes paper to package products in pillow, block-bottom or doy bags with a stand-up height of up to 311 mm. This makes it suitable for packaging confectionery, as well as baked goods, cookies, and powdered products.

The integrated case packer also uses renewable raw materials: it processes solid and corrugated board of varying quality – even particularly sustainable corrugated board made of grass fiber. Bernd Bruckert, sales manager for the Elematic portfolio, emphasizes the efficient use of packaging materials: "The Elematic 2001 WAH processes even bent blanks, and significantly reduces rejects." Up to 100 different packaging designs are possible. From simple trays to shelf-ready trays with hoods, the case packer offers maximum flexibility.

Optimized recycling thanks to glue-free carton forming
The Kliklok ACE carton erector also supports the improved recyclability of secondary packaging: it erects cartons either with glue or – thanks to the lock-style technology – completely glue-free, and therefore in a more environmentally friendly manner. In addition, the Kliklok ACE is available with a new and unique ultrasonic sealing technology. The lock-style process further allows glue-free forming of paper trays with compartments, which enables manufacturers to replace conventional plastic trays for cookies or bars with an eco-friendly cardboard tray.

The future relies on paper
The German Packaging Institute confirms that Syntegon is ideally equipped to process paper: in July, it awarded Syntegon with the German Packaging Award for its innovative paper blister packaging, which the company developed in cooperation with the Finnish packaging material manufacturer Huhtamaki. The paper blisters provide an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional push-through packaging for tablets. The year before, Syntegon received the Packaging Award for its "Shaped Paper Pods", that are characterized by their unique look and texture. Visitors can view these and other paper solutions at the trade show booth.

Reliable service from a single source
Syntegon will also present its services and digital solutions. They range from remote services and digital shopfloor solutions to material testing and the transition to sustainable packaging alternatives. With a team of more than 1,000 service experts, Syntegon supports customers all over the world in retrofitting or converting their packaging lines to environmentally friendly mono-materials or paper. 

Further customer-specific services along the machine life cycle complete the portfolio. Starting in November, Syntegon will deliver all machines IoT ready: with this access to digital applications, customers benefit from a holistic concept of collecting, visualizing and analyzing machine and production data, and can thus elevate their production to a new level of digitalization.

To learn more about sustainable packaging solutions, visit Syntegon at booth 1-204 at Fachpack in Nuremberg, Germany, September 28-30, 2021.