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    Worlds first ISO-conformant lifecycle assessment for mass balance products confirms environmental benefits of innovative SIGNATURE PACK from SIG

    The environmental benefits of SIGNATURE PACK from SIG have been confirmed by a critically reviewed ISO-conformant lifecycle assessment (LCA) – the world’s first for a mass balance product.

    The SIGNATURE PACK from SIG is the world’s first aseptic carton pack linked to 100% plant-based renewable materials. The LCA showed significant reductions in environmental impacts across all 10 categories as a result of the substitution of fossil-based polymers with mass balance plant-based polymers made from tall oil (a by-product of paper manufacturing).

  • Rubric: Press-releases
    combiLink - SIG's smart factory solution to unlock filling line potential

    Today’s food and beverage production demands a digital filling line solution that can deliver a highly accurate monitoring system for information management that may be remote but is always using real time data in order to optimise operations and improve productivity. SIG's answer to this is combiLink – a single and flexible information management solution for filling line operation.

    Food and beverage production is becoming more challenging, with filling plants facing higher demands, greater competition and ever shorter production cycles. All too often, manufacturers are faced with multiple reporting systems, outdated data, manual data collection and a lack of filling line insights.

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    Picnik butter coffee creamer effortlessly stirs in functionality with SIGs combidome carton pack

    Building on the ever-popular butter coffee trend, Picnik releases the first-to-market butter coffee creamer in the convenient combidome 750ml carton packs from SIG, soon to be available in the US.

    The first of its kind, the creamer is the newest addition to Picnik’s product line made with the highest-quality ingredients. A blend of grass-fed butter, whey protein sourced from New Zealand and Medium Chain Triglycerides (100% derived from coconuts) provide benefits of healthy fats and sustained energy without the usual crash that comes with a regular cup of coffee. Effortlessly mixing with hot or cold beverages, the creamer offers the same convenience as classic half-and-half and is reminiscent of the taste, but enhances the consumption experience even more with its versatility, transforming a wide array of drinks and recipes into functional, nutrient-rich creations.

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    SIG and Amcor push responsible aluminium sourcing further

    Following its responsibility approach entitled WAY BEYOND GOOD, SIG is committed to sourcing 100% of its direct materials from only certified sources. Working together with value chain partner Amcor, the partnership aims to assure that the aluminium foil supply chain is working towards the performance standard of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). Amcor, a global leader in responsible packaging, is one of SIG's main suppliers for aluminium in Europe.

    A razor-thin aluminium layer is used in most of SIG’s carton packs to protect the food from light, oxygen and external odours.

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    DNP and SIG create joint venture in Japan

    Tokyo-based Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) and SIG have signed a joint venture agreement which will bring new value added carton packaging and filling technology solutions to the Japanese food and beverage industry. The 50-50 joint venture will be established as of April 1, 2018, under the name of DNP • SIG Combibloc Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo.

    The main focus of the partnership is to provide greater differentiation and added value in the field of carton packaging, technology and services for the food and beverages industry in Japan.

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    SIGNATURE PACK wins the Beverage Innovation Award 2017

    The SIGNATURE PACK from SIG convinced the jury: The world's first aseptic carton pack, which is 100% linked to plant-based renewable material, has won the Beverage Innovation Award 2017 in the category ‘Best carton or pouch’.

    The Beverage Innovation Award has been presented by every year since 2002. This year, the jury received 227 applications from manufacturers and suppliers of the beverage industry from 33 countries. The Beverage Innovation Award recognizes outstanding innovations in areas such as beverages, packaging, marketing and sustainability.

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    SIGNATURE: World first aseptic pack 100% linked to plant-based renewable material

    SIG has developed the world’s first aseptic carton pack with a clear link to 100% plant-based renewable materials – a value-added solution that meets the demands of the industry and today’s consumer expectations.

    There are many global drivers that are shaping the food and beverage industry today. Two main factors which consumers are demanding are environmentally friendly products and packaging that is sustainable. Markus Boehm, Chief Market Officer at SIG Combibloc: “Sales of consumer goods from brands with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability are growing much stronger than those without. These factors have been focal points for developing our SIGNATURE PACK. This is an important milestone in aseptic carton packaging, and we’re proud to present a genuine global innovation catering to these consumer needs”.

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    SIG Combibloc Brazil: Extrusion line at Parana factory put into operation

    At SIG Combibloc’s Brazilian packaging plant, an extrusion line has now been put into operation which laminates unprocessed cardboard for the company’s carton packs on-site. This major milestone completes the modular investment and building project in Campo Largo, near the city of Curitiba in Brazil’s Paraná state. The first rolls of packaging material are already rolling off the belt fully laminated.

    The starting signal for this ambitious building project in Brazil was given in 2010, when SIG Combibloc began construction of its first packaging plant in South America. In mid-2011, the packaging plant was put into operation. With the production line installed, the pre-laminated packaging material used to make the carton packs was printed, cut to size, stamped and sealed.

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    SIG Combibloc presents the bottle made of cardboard

    With combidome, SIG Combibloc now presents the bottle made of cardboard. An innovation in packaging, combidome combines the best features of a carton pack with the best features of a bottle. combidome looks like a bottle, and thanks to its shape, stability and smooth pouring action, it is also just as easy to handle. And in addition, combidome offers all the proven and unrivalled benefits of a carton pack in terms of product protection, environmental and economic considerations. The entire carton pack – from the base to the dome that gives it its distinctive bottle shape and its name – is manufactured from a paperboard composite.

    Markus Boehm, Chief Market Officer (CMO) at SIG Combibloc: “With combidome, we have created a carton pack that offers a new dimension in differentiation and convenience, and brings with it all the proven environmental benefits of the beverage carton”.

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    SIG Combibloc wins the Gulfood Award with drinksplus

    SIG Combibloc Obeikan won the Gulfood Award for ‘Best Innovation – Drink Packaging’. The company received the award, which is highly coveted in the Middle East, for its innovative drinksplus technology. The drinksplus technology is a perfect example of SIG Combibloc’s commitment to offering customers all over the world system solutions that enable them to create a wide range of unique, innovative beverages with added value. In doing so, the company is responding to a growing market trend.

    The Gulfood Awards, presented end of February as part of the ‘Gulfood’ trade fair in Dubai, are among the Middle East food and drink industry’s most highly regarded prizes. The international jury is made up of independent industry experts. A total of 120 entries from 30 countries were submitted and critically evaluated by the expert jury.