Sustainable Paper Packaging by Koehler

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News and developments on Koehler’s sustainable paper

After the successful presentation of Koehler’s NexPlus® Seal barrier paper at the FachPack 2019, the development of sustainable paper packaging is heading forward.
Together with the packaging experts from Polo, Koehler Paper Group is successfully tackling the challenges of plastic to paper within the packaging industry.

Possible applications for the paper

Koehler’s sustainable paper packaging innovation offers various possibilities for applications in the food and confectionery industry.
Possible applications are for example: tea bag wrapping paper, flexible multipacks for sweets and confectionery, stickpacks and sachets for salt or sugar and in addition also pasta.

Benefits of sustainable paper packaging

The demand for innovative, sustainable packaging solutions increased significantly in 2019. Certainly, paper behaves different to plastic, however numerous tests on packaging machines have already shown that the change is possible and stipulated by consumers:

“We are seeing brands making efforts towards putting sustainable solutions on the market. This is very much in line with our own developments. We have adapted to this extremely dynamic market effect and have made implementing it on the new machine a priority.”
Eckhard Kallies (Division Manager Flexible Packaging Paper at Koehler)

Among the sustainability factor, Koehler’s paper offers features & benefits such as heat-sealable packaging paper, suitable for horizontal form fill seal (HFFS) as well as vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machines, direct food contact and many more.

About Koehler Paper Group

Koehler is a German family-run company and well-known for its specialty paper. The company produces over 500,000 tons of paper, board and wood pulp board annually at four locations in Germany.

The company’s portfolio inlcudes products as for example thermal paper, carbonless paper or decor paper. Moreover, the company produces fine paper, recycled paper, wood pulp board and flexible packaging paper.

Since 2018, Polo Handels AG is Koehler’s competent partner to market these innovative paper products in CEE. Polo has local sales teams & offices in Baltics, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia.

Upcoming events of Koehler & Polo

Schedule an appointment with your local Polo sales team in order to get a personal consultation on sustainable paper packaging for your product.

Follow us on Linkedin, Instagram and Facebook and get all the latest updates on the development of sustainable paper packaging by Koehler Paper Group.

Pharma Conference Southern Europe 2020

Pharma Conference Southern Europe 2020 pharmaceutical processing and packaging polo syntegon technology

Pharmaceutical processing and packaging

We invite you to one day full of interesting presentations and discussions on pharmaceutical processing and packaging. Use this opportunity to exchange your experience and expand your know-how with field experts – join us at the PCSE 2020 in Zgornji Brnik, Slovenia!

+++ Due to the precautionary measures against the Coronavirus, we postponed this event to October 1st, 2020. Read more +++


On 2nd of April, the PCSE 2020 will take place at a beautiful venue in Slovenia.
As Polo Handels AG is the official sales agent for Syntegon Technology in South East Europe (SEE), we are glad to cooperate with their experts on this event.

Together with Syntegon Technology, we invite you to an exciting event full of interesting presentations on pharmaceutical processing and packaging. During the event you will get the opportunity to get to know and exchange your experience with field experts in open discussions.

The presenters from Syntegon Technology will cover the complete portfolio for processing and packaging of solid and liquid pharmaceuticals.
And after the presentations and discussions on 2nd of April (PHARMA DAY), a common dinner and animation with the famous Slovenian chef Luka Jezersek is waiting for you.

For early arrivals on 1st of April, certainly, a Welcome Dinner at Pivovarna Union in Slovenia is arranged.

Moreover, we invite you to one-on-one discussions with field experts on 3rd of April while enjoying delicious cake at lake Bled.

Your benefits

  • Get an overview on new trends in pharmaceutical processing and packaging (incl. filling and inspection)
  • Get to know all the innovations and intelligent solutions for pharmaceutical processing and packaging from a single source provider (Syntegon Technology)
  • Use the opportunity to exchange your experience and expand your know-how on pharmaceutical processing and packaging with field experts

Accommodation & Transfer

The conference takes place at Dvor Jezersek (Zgornji Brnik 63, 4207 Cerklje na Gorenjskem, Slovenia).
The hotel reservations for this event can be made at AUSTRIA TREND HOTELS**** S (Dunajska cesta 154, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia).
For bookings until 2nd of March you will get a special price with the  booking code “PCSE 2020”.

Polo will arrange all transfers (from hotel to venues).

Registration & Contact

For your registration and further information, please contact:
Magdalena Dokmanovic
Sales Assistant – Machinery Division
Phone: +385 1 615 14 59

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Pharma Conference Southern Europe 2020!

Bosch Packaging Technology becomes Syntegon Technology

Bosch Packaging becomes Syntegon Technology Polo CEE

As of 2020 former company Robert Bosch Packaging Technology will be known under the new name Syntegon Technology.

64,000 machines, 150 years of experience and 140 countries.
Syntegon Technology has a new owner (CVC), but remains the reliable partner with the same contact persons that you know. The company with a long tradition and experience in packaging machinery will continue to be your ideal partner for process and packaging technology in the pharmaceutical and food industry in CEE.

Syntegon Technology will be overseen by CVC Capital Partners, which can offer more than 30 years of experience and will focus on a future-oriented company development and smart investments. Most commonly CVC cooperates with other stakeholders, such as the company founders and others.

The new brand name Syntegon Technology

Syntegon Technology stands for intelligent and sustainable packaging solutions for everyone and an increased focus on customer orientation. Besides customer-oriented values, the company puts a strong focus on teamwork, innovational attitude, profitability, competitiveness and future-oriented growth.The abbreviation of the name Syntegon stands for synergy and the vision of processing and packaging solutions for a better life, technology as their core competence and a future-oriented and ahead looking company attitude.

The portfolio of Syntegon Technology

Syntegon Technology will remain your reliable partner for complete packaging solutions for food and pharma products in CEE (Russia, Poland, Baltics, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Croatia and more). All existing projects and agreements will remain, just as your contact persons you’ve grown used to. The focus of the rebranded company are the customers – their needs and demands.

The services of high quality, fast delivery and other benefits will be available. Also, the flexibility and independence of the company is to be expanded and the investments and developments are to be directed towards R&D innovations. With the combined experience of more than 150 years, Syntegon satisfies the customers’ needs.

Your contact persons for Syntegon Technology

Polo Handels AG will remain the official service, sales and marketing agent of Syntegon Technology in CEE. All contact persons within Polo’s markets (Russia, Poland, Baltics, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Croatia) remain the same.

Our customers can now, even better than before, profit from the new name Syntegon Technology, and its innovative packaging solutions. Whether single machines, complete packaging lines or other services, Syntegon Technology is your reliable partner for such demanding technologies.

On our Social Media channels (LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook), we keep you updated on the latest innovations of Syntegon Technology – follow us! #poloag

Take a look at the Syntegon Portfolio.

Upakovka 2020

Upakovka 2020 Packaging Russia Polo Handels AG sales service packaging machinery

The international specialized exhibition on packaging machines and its technologies and solutions, UPAKOVKA 2020, was held in Moscow from 28th to 31st January in Expocentre on Krasnaya Presnya. This year, the exhibition was held for the fourth time as part of the Interpack Alliance.

POLO Handels AG took part in UPAKOVKA 2020 with a booth, where the SVE 2520 machine for continuous vertical packaging machines from Syntegon Technology (formerly Bosch Packaging Technology) was presented. In addition, at our booth, visitors could have a unique experience with packaging machines thanks to VR technology. Our booth attracted a lot of visitors, and our team worked non-stop telling about solutions, packaging machines, service and papers to visitors.

Polo suppliers at the Upakovka 2020

We would like to express our gratitude to our partners who came to take part in UPAKOVKA 2020 this year:

  • Bauermeister – your specialist in industrial grinding solutions & size reductioning (e.g. sugar)
  • Syntegon Technology Ampack – liquid filling machines (formerly Bosch Packaging Technology)
  • Syntegon Technology Remshalden – flexible, vertical and horizontal case packer, optimize packing of secondary cases, half Slotted Containers and other shelf-ready packaging styles (formerly Bosch Packaging Technology)
  • Syntegon Technology Tevopharm – horizontal packaging machines, horizontal flow wrappers, infeed and distribution systems (formerly Bosch Packaging Technology)
  • Syntegon Technology Viersen – Confectionery processing – Confectionery packaging machinery (formerly Bosch Packaging Technology)
  • FMT – process technology for the food industry, filling and closing, pasteurization
  • Sapal – high-tech packaging machines or complete packaging lines for chocolate, cheese and bouillon industries
  • Koehler Paper Group – flexible packaging – carbonless, recycable, thermal, fine and decor papers that suit your demands

Visitors are always interested in hearing directly from a representative of the company all the advantages of their packaging machines, features of the packaging process and the opportunity to directly ask questions.

We were very happy getting to know new potential clients as well as meeting loyal Polo customer. It was a great opportunity for us to discuss business over a cup of coffee and talk about new products from our suppliers.

Facts and Figures of the Upakovka 2020

Some interesting figures of the UPAKOVKA 2020 exhibition:

  • Total exhibition area: 3.500 m2
  • Number of visitors: 24.950
  • Number of exhibitors: 250

UPAKOVKA 2020 presented solutions for all target groups of the industry: food production, bakery products, confectionery, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, consumer (non-food) products, industrial products and beverages. This wide range of exhibitors allows visitors and customers to quickly find the best solutions for their own production.

The exhibitors of the UPAKOVKA 2020 are among the largest Russian and foreign manufacturers and suppliers of packaging machines and equipment, equipment for printing, marking and barcoding, finished packaging and various packaging materials. The exhibition was attended by more than 250 companies, among which you can find manufacturers from Russia and more than 30 other countries. Special national expositions from Germany, Italy, Turkey and China were also presented.

Packaging innovations and trends at the Upakovka 2020

As part of the business program of the international specialized exhibition of the packaging industry UPAKOVKA 2020, many interesting presentations were held on the following topics: food and packaging engineering – market and trends; current state and prospects for the development of the packaging market; environmental solutions in the world of packaging, and more. It is worth noting the following important theses of the speakers:

1) most solutions in packaging industry, in addition to the mandatory environmental component, have more functionality, help the customer to optimize costs, and of course allow consumers make the consumption of the product more secure;

To comment the statement above, we want to emphasize the direct link between product quality and packaging. Our suppliers are the best manufacturers of high-quality packaging machines that can guarantee the safety of your product and its properties.

One of the speakers during the business program at UPAKOVKA 2020 paid attention to the eco-friendly solutions in packaging industry:

2) the current trend is alternative packaging options, such as recycled paper packaging, eco-packaging.

Polo Handels AG are following all trends and our paper supplier, Weig, is ready to provide a solution for the mentioned trend – recycled paper, moreover our new partner on a Russian market – Koehler Paper Group – presents flexible packaging solutions.

In addition, industry experts presented their vision of the marketing potential of corrugated cardboard packaging.

Solutions from our suppliers will help our customers create functional packaging, give the product additional advantages that can impress even the most demanding consumer – this is a direct way to significantly increase our customer’s profits.

Impressions from the Polo team at the Upakovka 2020

Our team was inspired to start the year with the big international specialized exhibition of packaging technologies UPAKOVKA 2020. It is impressive how companies in the packaging industry improve their performance every day and we also have noticed more and more new companies interested in Russian market. From our experience UPAKOVKA 2020 is a place where customers and clients can cooperate in more informal atmosphere and avoiding rush talk about business processes.

“We did our best to find the most efficient solution to our customers and support them with the best packaging machines and paper!”, says our Food Sales Manager, Oleg Sorokin.

Last but not least, we would like to thank the organizers of the UPAKOVKA 2020 exhibition for the high level of the event and are looking forward to the next Upakovka in Moscow, Russia.

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