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Sweet and sustainable: Syntegon presents eco-friendly packaging solutions for bakery at IBIE

  • Cookie trays made from paper formed at the booth replace plastic
  • Brands like Doboy, Elematic, Kliklok, Osgood, Sigpack and Woodman united as Syntegon
  • Experts demonstrate continous improvements in packaging bakery products

Las Vegas, August 2, 2022. Visitors to the IBIE 2022 Baking Expo in Las Vegas can gain an overview on how bakery products are packed safely and sustainably at the Syntegon booth 325 from September 18-21. With the Kliklok ACE carton erector, the Pack 202 horizontal form, fill and seal machine and the CBS-D band sealer, themachine experts present three machines that support bakery manufacturers in processing a wide range of different bakery products, such as cookies, cakes, donuts or bars, in a sustainable way. “Visitors to the IBIE trade show will get an impression of the brands that come together as Syntegon: Doboy, Elematic, Kliklok, Osgood, Sigpack and Woodman. With our versatile portfolio, we offer solutions from standalone machines to complete packaging systems,” says Dave Wood, Product Sales Manager at Syntegon. Syntegon values continous improvement and addresses future-oriented topics such as sustainability in the bakery sector: Whether it is reducing material consumption, switching to alternative materials or modifying sealing processes – the experts facilitate the way towards more eco-friendly packaging.

Product protection is sustainable
Sustainability endeavors not only protect the environment, but also the products. At the IBIE booth, Syntegon showcases three technologies that combine sustainability with product protection for sensitive foods. Visitors can take a closer look at the Kliklok ACE carton erector that uses the innovative lock-style technology to fold glue- free paper trays for cookies – and enables manufacturers to replace plastic with recyclable paper. Afterwards, the cookie trays are fed into the horizontal flow wrapper Pack 202 that packages them in pillow pouches made from mono-material films. Alternatively, manufacturers can opt for paper flow wraps by integrating the “paper-ON-form” retrofit kit into their existing form, fill and seal machines.

When it comes to sustainability, not only do alternative materials play an important role, but also new sealing technologies are crucial to making food packaging more environmentally friendly. At IBIE, Syntegon demonstrates how the CBS-D band sealer for vertical and horizontal formats creates tighter seals and thus effectively reduces material consumption. It also features PTFE-coated fiberglass sealing bands that ensure high-quality sealing and minimize machine wear and maintenance.

The processing and packaging experts continously rethink packaging and focus on Research and Development to make bakery production processes more sustainable. Besides technologies that reduce the amount of conventional plastic packaging, solutions such as the recently launched DCS discharge station for cookies, crackers and biscuits, also avoid product waste: thanks to its gentle handling using belt slides, manufacturers can prevent product breakage – and thus the waste of valuable resources.

Predictability thanks to Service Agreements
What is more, continous improvement at Syntegon does not only apply to machine equipment, but also to innovations concerning Services and Digital Solutions. The company now offers revised Service Agreements on different levels including services such as maintenance, spare parts management, remote service and training. The flexible packages enable fixed price support over predefined time periods and even encompasses Synexio, a cloud-based software solution for the acquisition and evaluation of machine and production data – an important benefit for creating efficient, sustainable and future-proof packaging processes.

If you want to learn more about eco-friendly bakery packaging, visit the Syntegon experts at booth 325 at IBIE in Las Vegas, from September 18-21.

About Syntegon Technology
Processing and packaging for a better life – this is what 5,800 Syntegon employees work for every day. Be it with individual machines, systems, or services, Syntegon helps its customers in the global pharmaceutical and food industries to improve people´s lives. The company, which is headquartered in Waiblingen, Germany, looks back on more than 160 years of experience and achieved annual sales of 1.4 billion EUR in 2021. In the pharma sector, the company’s intelligent solutions enable the safe and high-quality production, processing, filling, inspection, and packaging of liquid and solid pharmaceuticals. In the food industry, Syntegon’s flexible and reliable technologies produce and pack confectionery, dry food, frozen food, and dairy products. With 1,100 service experts and a comprehensive service portfolio throughout the entire machine lifecycle from spare parts management to digital line optimization, Syntegon lays the foundation for smooth production processes for all customers. More than 30 sites in almost 20 countries keep a firm eye on Syntegon’s impact on the environment and society. Syntegon is a leader in the development of sustainable packaging solutions, reduces the energy consumption of its machines and pursues ambitious goals to lower its emissions. www.syntegon.com