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Arla chooses latest SIG sustainability innovation

A German milk provider has become the first company to choose SIG’s new SIGNATURE PACK, described as the world first aseptic carton pack that is 100% linked to plant-based renewable material.

Arla Foods Germany is using the packs for its one litre 1.5% and 3.8% organic milk, Arla BIO Weidemilch.

SIGNATURE PACK cartons are made from 77% paper board from wood and 23% plant-based polymers through mass balancing. SIG said this means that for the polymers used in the SIGNATURE PACK, an equivalent amount of bio-based feedstock went into the manufacturing of the polymers.

Elise Bijkerk, marketing director at Arla Foods Germany explained, “The SIGNATURE PACK from SIG is a great match for our Arla BIO Weidemilch. Consumers that choose for our pure Arla BIO Weidemilch also have an increasingly strong interest in sustainable packaging. With the value-added pack from SIG, we can demonstrate our commitment to transparency and our holistic approach to sustainability across the value chain. We are happy to be the first company to use SIGNATURE PACK and to be able to offer consumers in Germany this solution.”

Martin Herrenbrueck, president and general manager Europe at SIG added, “With Arla we have found a partner who shares our vision of creating a more sustainable future by doing more for the environment and reducing the consumption of fossil resources. By choosing the SIGNATURE PACK, Arla is getting the benefits of a global innovation that better cares for the environment and caters for consumer needs.”

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