The company said yesterday that it will tap growing demand among food and beverage groups for both cartons and entire packaging lines, by licensing Paal to manufacture carton machines that will allow it step up production of its products. Bosch claims that the deal is focused mainly on improving sales of both companies' entire packaging lines amidst significant growth in the sector, particularly for bag-in-box products. Under the license, Paal will produce both the CBI and CBC machines, which are used to construct folding cartons. Both of these machines, or cartoners, have a modular structure and use a three stage format allowing for production of six, nine and 12 inch packages for the food industry, Bosch said. Additional design features also allow for synchronized, semi-continuous or continuous operations, depending on the requirements of individual clients, the company added. The machines, which will be used by both companies, to step up production of complete packaging lines from the cartoners themselves, to case packing and palletising as increasingly demanded by the market. With the products available from both companies, manufactures will be able to use the expertise and technologies of both Bosch and Paal to further their own packaging needs, the company said. The two packagers will also consult closely on quality, technical specifications and component use in their products as part of the agreement.