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13 Jul 2017, 12:00 CET

Sealed Paper Packaging wins Sustainability Awards 2017

Bosch and BillerudKorsnäs solution for dry foods receives global recognition.

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs’ collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging has won the 2017 Sustainability Awards in the Bio-Based Packaging category. The international jury recognized Sealed Paper Packaging specifically for its unique combination of mono-material Axello® paper from BillerudKorsnäs and the ZAP-Module from Bosch Packaging Technology, which together enable the production of 100 percent dust-tight yet fully recyclable packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains and flour. Launched in June 2016, the solution is currently available on vertical form-fill-seal as well as mandrel wheel machines, providing an attractive alternative to the traditional paper bags in this segment.

“Bosch takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability. We strive to support our customers in any way we can - from developing and testing new concepts to implementing them in production. Sealed Paper Packaging is a perfect example of how our solutions address the market challenges of today and tomorrow. Retailers and consumers profit from clean shelves, high product protection and improved product quality”, Dr Stefan König, chairman of the managing board of Bosch Packaging Technology, said.

“Thanks to our long-standing cooperation with Bosch we can challenge conventional packaging and transition towards a more sustainable future. We are honored that our passion for innovation is being recognized by this award”, Johan Nellbeck, senior vice president at BillerudKorsnäs.

The philosophy behind the Sustainability Awards is to promote innovative solutions throughout the packaging supply chain that make outstanding contributions to sustainability. In its third year, the competition is organized by Packaging Europe, a leading trade magazine for packaging professionals all over the world, and recognizes advances made in seven categories: weight reduction, circular economy, cutting food waste, bio-based packaging, machinery, best practice and best sustainable packaging. More information is available at www.packagingeurope.com

Press contact for BillerudKorsnäs:
Patrik Bosander,         
Phone: +46 702 135-990

Press contact for Bosch:
Christa Mödinger,       
Phone: +49 711 811-58500

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6300 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. More information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com

BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.com