Flow Wrapping Machine hermetically seals packages.

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Equipped with Long-Dwell sealing technology, HxL Horizontal Flow Wrapping Machine is available in HCL model with output of 150 packages/min and HSL system with output of 350 packages/min. Systems provide sensor technology, controlling parameters online to ensure tight seal. With 2-D Matrix Code for traceability and to prevent counterfeiting, wrapping machines are suited for applications in pharmaceutical industry and for fresh, chilled, and frozen food.

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Sigpack Systems Introduces Flow Wrapping Machine for Hermetic Packaging

Extended sealing time for enhanced hermetic packaging

Sensor technology increases process security

2-D Matrix Code ensures better trace capabilities and prevents counterfeiting

Sigpack Systems, a Bosch Packaging Technology company, presents the HxL horizontal flow wrapping line for medium and high range output. The HxL is equipped with longer sealing technology (Long-Dwell sealing) for flow wrappers. The new line is suited for applications in the pharmaceutical industry and for fresh, chilled and frozen food.

For more than ten years, Sigpack Systems has been a leading systems supplier of hermetically sealed packaging in the high speed range. The seal point in the 4-layer fin seal approach has conventionally been a weak point. Due to a mate­rial bulge, this sealing point is vulnerable to damage and prone to leakage. The HxL's Long-Dwell sealing technology works with a patented sealing mecha­nism that allows 40-times longer sealing times and higher sealing pressures then traditional sealing processes. This technology ensures packaging film thickness and product quality

"In recent years, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, there has been an increasing demand for more process security and traceability", says Andreas Graf, Director of System Integration at Sigpack Systems.

The HxL also provides sensor technology, controlling the parameters online to ensure a tight seal. The 2-D Matrix Code provides greater traceability by recording more information than conventional barcodes. The HxL can effortlessly print while working at high speeds and verify the code online with a modern vision-system. This capability allows manufacturers and suppliers easy access to product information. Production and distribution routes can also be traced more easily and the 2-D Matrix Code prevents counterfeiting.

The HxL system is available in two separate models with different output rates. The HCL model is suitable for medium range output, with an output of 150 packages per minute. The HSL system, with an output of 350 packages per minute, is designed for high speed ranges. These two machines of the HxL- series are distinguished by their flexibility in packaging style and material, as well as easy cleaning and machine handling.

About Bosch Packaging Technology

Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers for holistic systems for packaging and process technology. In 15 countries worldwide the company develops, produces and distributes modules and systems for the pharmaceutical, confectionery, and cosmetics industries, as well as other food and non-food industries. In 2007, 4,460 asso­ciates achieved a turnover of approximately 650 million euros ($890 million).

Contact person for reader inquiries:

Andreas Graf

Director System Integration

Sigpack Systems AG

A Bosch Packaging Technology Company

Rheinstrasse 36

CH-8212 Neuhausen

Phone: +41 52 674-6695

Fax: +41 52 674-687 5832



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 272,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 300 subsidiary and regional companies in over 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spends more than three billion euros each year for research and development, and in 2006 applied for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "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.

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