Bosch Packaging Technology unveils its first technical research, development and testing center for filling and sealing liquid and viscous products in Koenigsbrunn, Germany. At the official opening event on 30th November 2018, guests could explore the 450-square meter building and experience the dedicated test rooms for food products, production lines and packaging materials first-hand.
Dedicated facility to meet growing customers’ needs
The Ampack Technikum includes three separate sections, each dedicated to a different stage of testing and analysis based on customer’s products, production and packaging needs. The first room is a microbiological laboratory for chemical and technical assessments. “By evaluating the sterility of containers of different types (cups, trays, bottles) we can find the ideal decontamination method that ensures the maximum safety for customer-specific products,” explains Rico Randegger, general manager of Ampack. The team runs sterilization tests and develops new decontamination methods, e.g. for sustainable packaging materials.
“In the second room, our team runs mechanical tests, including the inspection of the dosing and sealing process in sterile conditions. At this stage, we technically fine-tune the dosing and sealing process with customer products to ensure an optimum dosing result and sealing quality. Additionally, customers can fill product samples for advertising and marketing purposes (such as consumer tests) on our aseptic lab filler,” adds Randegger.
The last room is for research and development, where Bosch professionals complete the testing phase of new machines and develop functions for the selected packaging materials, machine modules or applications. “Here we have enough space to test run a complete filling machine to validate machine performance under realistic conditions,” said Randegger. Additionally, we optimize the production process with regard to handling and usability, and offer hands-on training for improved maintenance.”
For more information on Ampack’s filling and sealing machines, please visit our website: Filling and sealing machines for cups and bottles
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