SIG has marked the official opening of its €10 million Packaging Development Center Europe, located at the site of the company’s packaging plants in Linnich, Germany.
The facility will accelerate ‘new and most sustainable’ packaging developments and features extrusion and finishing technology, coupled with advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment.
SIG explained it will ‘significantly’ increase packaging processability in serial production, system validation, and capacity for future digital technologies.
Marcel Schopen, department manager test field, prototype & pilot plant at SIG, said, “In today’s fast-paced food and beverage industry, the need to be one step ahead with new product development is vital, and this equally applies to the product’s packaging. Our high-end Packaging Development Center means we can support our customers at greater speed, with complete end to end solutions.
“We will be able to develop and validate new packaging solutions and innovative packaging materials even faster and more efficiently. Together with our existing co-creation and test-filling facilities for food and beverage products, we can produce carton sleeves, fill products in line with food hygiene regulations and pack them on pallets – operating like packaging and food & beverage mini factories from start to finish.”