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Packaging technology company Bosch has partnered with a Swedish paper specialist BillerudKorsnäs to develop what they claim to be the world’s first Sealed Paper Packaging.

Instead of using polymer film, a new solution enables production of dust-tight packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains, flour or powders using sustainable mono-material paper, which contains no additional polymer fractions. As a result, retailers and consumers profit from clean shelves, high product protection and improved product quality. Swedish paper specialist BillerudKorsnäs contributed its expertise to the optimization of the mechanical properties of the paper.

The paper packaging is produced on the first vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS) with the so-called ZAP-Module. The module allows coating with the sealing agent on a minimal surface area, preserving the paper`s mono-material character. 

“This revolutionary concept would not have been implemented without the collaborative effort of both companies. Together we have developed a solution that will change the packaging market,” said Joachim Dittrich, head of Liquid Food product division at Bosch Packaging Technology, responsible for the VFFS ZAP portfolio.