The demand for sustainable packaging among consumers and brand owners all over the world is growing at an exponential rate, which in many cases drives the demand to replace plastic packaging. A good reason for Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs to intensify their successful collaboration.
“Developing sustainable packaging solutions is an urgent and challenging topic. New solutions must be sustainable and at the same time ensure efficient processing. By combining the expertise of BillerudKorsnäs in the field of paper-based packaging material with our technological know-how, we will be able to answer both challenges,” says Dr. Stefan König, president of Bosch Packaging Technology.
One result of this enhanced collaboration is the development of a new packaging concept called Pearl. The aim is to show how uniquely formed and right-sized small packages, called shaped paper pods, can contribute to a more sustainable future by utilizing the unique formability of the FibreForm material (3D-formable paper patented by BillerudKorsnäs). The material is processed on machinery from Bosch Packaging Technology, who not only contributes longstanding expertise in forming, filling and sealing of a wide variety of materials to the cooperation but also ensures the subsequent industrialization of the newly developed technologies for commercial production.
In industries like beauty and personal care, bread spreads, savory and confectionery, single-use plastic packaging is widespread. “The goal is to support these industries with a sustainable packaging system and replace plastic in product samples, inserts, refills, portion packs and disposable packaging,“ says Simon Johansson, project manager of Packaging Solutions at BillerudKorsnäs.