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Christmas time means gingerbread time!

Max Weiss Lebkuchenfabrik Neu-Ulm GmbH has been producing traditional German gingerbread cookies – known as lebkuchen and referred to as “brown goods” – in Neu-Ulm, Germany, since 1925. More than 270 employees produce about three metric tons of dough per hour, which is equivalent to some 60 to 70 metric tons per day. The top secret ingredients are weighed and combined according to traditional recipes. Only once the raw materials have undergone strict quality control checks is the finished dough molded into shape, either as pastries or cakes. …more


Bosch protects our coffee’s aroma

According to a recent study (see graphic), 28,935 cups of coffee are drunk worldwide every second, indicating just how important the humble cup of joe has become in our lives today. However, exposing coffee to light, oxygen, and water vapor can damage the all-important coffee aroma, so packaging systems should provide as much protection from these detrimental factors as possible. …more


Bosch wins Food Processing Award 2015

Bosch Packaging Technology has been rewarded with the Food Processing Award in the “packaging solutions” category. Granted by the Food Processing Magazine, the award recognizes the company’s innovative DCS 1000 processed cheese machine, first presented at Anuga FoodTec 2015 in Cologne earlier this year. …more


Replacing or modernizing?

In many cases it is worth considering a modernization of existing machines – especially when they are no longer state-of-the-art, while still achieving a good overall performance. This was also true for Takeda Brasil, a pharmaceutical manufacturer located at Jaguariúna, who decided to upgrade its Premier Coater 500 of the Bosch product brand Manesty. …more


Customized solution for high counterfeit protection

Track & Trace

Counterfeit drugs are an increasing threat to both patients and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Authorities around the world have issued new guidelines in the fight against pharmaceutical counterfeiters. To achieve an even better counterfeit protection, LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG and Bosch decided to implement an improved product coding. The manufacturer and developer of transdermal therapeutic systems received customer orders for the production and packaging of active ingredient patches. Data matrix codes had to be applied onto the packaging according to the drop-on-demand printing process. …more


Bosch and Klenzaids plan joint venture in India

Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls Pvt. Ltd. are planning a joint venture in India. Both companies signed agreements to this effect on November 28, 2014. The plan is for Bosch to acquire a 49 percent share in Klenzaids, an owner-managed company that produces processing, packaging, and clean-room technology for the global pharmaceutical industry. …more


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