BCW-eco packs bouillon cubes efficiently and sustainably

The combination of Theegarten-Pactec’s BCW-eco and the Romaco Kilian S250B compact press enables efficient compression and primary packaging of bouillon cubes. Additionally, Theegarten-Pactec’s cartoner BLM is available for secondary packaging into display cartons

Theegarten-Pactec will present one of its innovations for packaging at Gulfood Manufacturing 2023 in Dubai from 7-9 Nov.

This year, the company showcase the combination of its BCW-eco with its long-standing partner Romaco Kilian’s S250B compact bouillon cube press at the joint stand. In the past, Theegarten-Pactec and Romaco Kilian presented the combination of the KTS1000 bouillon cube press with the BCW3, which packs 1,700 bouillon cubes per minute, ideal for the high-performance sector. The solution being showcased at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing is designed for the medium output range. It demonstrates the combination of the bouillon cube press via direct connection to the packaging machine, which efficiently packs 750 bouillon cubes per minute.

Visitors to the stand can observe the efficiency and sustainability of the machine duo: the direct connection option to the press prevents products from accumulating after being pressed. This eliminates the need for the additional energy-intensive separation of the products before packaging. Instead, the packaging machine’s feed chain, which reaches directly into the press, ensures continuous product feed with a defined distance between the individual products. The design not only avoids product jams and associated downtimes, but it also enables a more compact layout of the production line and a more sustainable use of floor space.

Furthermore, the more environmentally friendly monofoil option can also be used on this machine combination and can be recycled and reused in the waste stream if disposed of properly. Paper-based packaging materials can also be used for the BCW-eco and S250B combination: The first reliable tests with the material, which Theegarten-Pactec has already successfully used for the packaging of confectionery in flow packs, double twist or envelope fold, yielded positive results.