Bosch Packaging Technology wins the German packaging Award

Bosch Packaging Technology’s Sigpack VPF (Vertical Platform for Flat Pouches) prototype, the first freely scalable flat pouch machine, has been honoured with the German Packaging Award 2016. The award is presented on an annual basis by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut).

The packaging machine won with the innovative nature of the overall concept and its superb execution in technical terms. In particular, the scalability offered by the machine, which allows manufacturers to switch production at any time from one line to as many as twelve, is what signals a completely new approach within this segment. The size of the bags can be quickly adjusted, too. A further benefit of the Sigpack VPF is its innovative dosing system, whereby each line has its own dosing chamber and its own stock of product. This means two products can be filled on the same machine at the same time.

Frank Bühler, product manager, and Maik Lamprecht, the project manager for platform development, Bosch Packaging Technology in Beringen, Switzerland, accepted the award during the presentation ceremony, which was held as part of this year’s FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. “We are really pleased that our machine has managed to win the Packaging Award as early as the prototype stage. This confirms we have developed the kind of solution the market is looking for,” explained Bühler. “We are already looking forward to working with a wide range of manufacturers from the pharma and food sectors who have already expressed an interest.”

The German Packaging Award has been presented since 1963 on an annual basis by the German Packaging Institute across ten categories.

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