SIG on course for aseptic carton pack milestone

SIG is poised to hit another milestone as the three billionth SIG aseptic carton pack using packaging material without an aluminium layer is delivered for use in the European dairy industry.

Expanding its aluminium-free solutions is key to the company’s strategy for lowering the carbon footprint of its aseptic cartons further and achieving higher recyclability of packs, by simplifying the material structure and increasing the proportion of paper.

Three billion SIG carton packs with no aluminium layer have now been sold to the dairy industry with SIG Terra Alu-free and SIG Terra Alu-free + Forest-based polymers packaging material.

Robert Kummer, sales director aseptic cartons Europe at SIG, said, “Our customers want to minimise the footprint of their products every step of the way and we work closely together to innovate even more sustainable food and beverage packaging solutions for their needs. Having now delivered our three billionth carton pack without an aluminium layer to the dairy industry, this is a first and important milestone on our journey to end the use of aluminium in our packs.”

SIG packaging materials without aluminium layer can be run on installed SIG filling lines. The business explained that only ‘minor modifications’ are required, without the need for additional CAPEX.