Interpack 2011 Bosch Innovations Offer Flexibility and Safety for Packaging Lines


o New pack style for chocolate products

o High quality thanks to airtight packages

o Consulting services help achieve high Overall Equipment Effectiveness

At Interpack 2011 in Düsseldorf, Bosch Packaging Technology is presenting a new packaging style for horizontally packaged products and new developments for the production of airtight and hermetically sealed packages. "BrightSide", a new, easy-to-open and recloseable pack style for horizontal bag packaging, will be on display at the show. With ever-crowded store shelves, increasingly tight time-to-market deadlines and rapidly changing consumer preferences, manufacturers need productivity-enhancing lines that can produce high-quality products and unique pack styles. Enabling manufacturers to add a lap seal anywhere on a package, this new technology enhances brand differentiation and convenience and is particularly suited for chocolate tablets, bars and wafers.

Bosch also presents a further innovation for the food and confectionery industries. With the new Sapal Starpac 600 HL, single-wrap die-fold packages can now be produced with hermetic seals, allowing for higher quality chocolate products.

For products requiring more rigorous safety assurance, Bosch will announce the Pack 301 LD (Long Dwell) flow wrapper that uses a longer dwell head to strengthen seal integrity. The Pack 301 LD is the latest addition to the Bosch wrapping portfolio and is particularly ideal for fresh, perishable goods where Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is requested. The Pack 301 LD provides hermetically sealed packages even when thicker film is used, necessary when packaging medical goods.

At Interpack, Bosch will also introduce its OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) Consulting service to enhance productivity throughout the manufacturing process. Bosch specialists work closely with food and confectionery manufacturers to optimize machine performance and maximize output by offering the expertise and technical know-how to suggest and implement system improvements.

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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. According to preliminary figures, some 283,500 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some four 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 innovative 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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