Bosch at Interpack 2011 New "Eco|Save|Pack" Tray Cartons Protect Fragile Products


o Recyclable, mono-packaging material tray carton reduces process steps

o Product protection ensured via customizable trays

o Production on the CUT 120 horizontal cartoning machine for production rates up to 120 pieces per minute

At Interpack 2011, Bosch Packaging Technology presented the new "Eco|Save|Pack" packaging style; a safe and eco-friendly tray carton for the packaging of fragile products. The package will be produced on the new CUT 120 horizontal cartoning machine. The pack style was created by Bosch in cooperation with the carton manufacturer Faller. The goal is to offer the industry a modern secondary packaging system with the flexibility to handle various products which provides a high amount of protection, and is additionally eco-friendly.

The new packaging protects the contents from transport damage caused by impact, falls or pressure due to storage in multi-packs or on pallets. The inlay provides optimal protection due to its chambered design; the product is locked in place, which prevents shifting and mutual contact, thus preventing damage to the product. The re-closable, folded carton and the easy removal of the product from the inlay make the packaging very easy to use. Additionally, supplements such as usage information in the form of booklets, outserts, or pre-folded inserts from a roll or from a sheet, can be inserted into the packaging.

Furthermore, syringes, needles and pipettes can be packaged with "Eco|Save|Pack". The mono-packaging material used for the tray carton makes the usage on plastics obsolete and therefore saves additional process steps and machinery.

The CUT 120 horizontal cartoning machine erects the tray carton, fills and then closes it. Depending upon the project, single, multiple or combination packaging can be processed. The CUT 120 can also be easily retrofitted for new applications. Therefore the machine provides a flexible and future-proof solution for modern, economical and eco-friendly packaging.

The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of packaging technology. In 16 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete systems in packaging and process technology for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries. Customized system solutions complete the service package. Bosch Packaging Technology's sales and service teams operate worldwide. More information at www.boschpackaging.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre¬sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both inno¬vative and beneficial.

Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, and www.125.bosch.com

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