SIG to launch tethered caps for carton packs to help manufacturers meat sustainable packaging goals

EUROPE – SIG, a leading manufacturer of aseptic packaging, has announced plans to launch tethered caps for its beverage cartons in Europe in the second half of 2021 in an effort to help manufacturers improve the sustainability profile of their packaging. According to a statement from the company, the redesigned caps do not compromise on convenience and will be compatible with existing filling machines and closure applicators. This will save food manufacturers from major capital expenditures in the transition to the new packaging format. Additionally, SIG’s new tethered caps are…

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SIG to build US$48m plant in Mexico to support continued growth in North America

MEXICO – Switzerland-based aseptic carton packaging manufacturer, SIG Combibloc, has announced that it will invest around €40 million (about US$48 million) to construct a new production plant in Queretaro, Mexico. This is in an effort to support the company’s continued growth in North America. The facility is expected to open in the first quarter of 2023, creating around 200 jobs. It will particularly enable the company to establish “state-of-the-art” production capabilities for the printing, cutting and finishing of carton packs. SIG says the new facility will also bring it closer…

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Swiss packaging giant SIG Combibloc to take full ownership of Middle East & Africa joint venture

GERMANY – SIG Combibloc a Swiss manufacturer of packaging materials and equipment for the food industry has agreed to acquire the remaining 50% stake in its Middle East & Africa (MEA) joint venture from its partner Obeikan Investment Group (OIG). The joint venture, SIG Combibloc Obeikan was established in 2001 as a 50:50 joint venture between SIG and OIG. The company supplies a range of SIG filling machines, aseptic carton sleeves and closures to customers in the MEA region – where it is present in 17 countries – from a…

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SIG Combibloc to acquire Visy Cartons in Australia for US$48m

AUSTRALIA – Aseptic carton packaging manufacturer, SIG Combibloc has reached agreement to acquire Visy Cartons from VisyPak Operations, a subsidiary of Pratt Consolidated Holdings, for AU$70 million (US$48.29 million). Pratt Consolidated Holdings is a privately-owned Australian company operating in the packaging, paper and recycling industries. Visy Cartons will become part of SIG’s business in the Asia Pacific region. Over the past years, Visy Cartons has been producing SIG aseptic cartons under licence from SIG for sale in the Australia and New Zealand markets. The company generated revenue of AU$84 million…

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Drinks Cubed launches mineral water in SIG’s recyclable packaging in the UK

UK – Drinks Cubed has launched a premium mineral water, Water Cubed, in SIG’s combidome carton bottle, accelerating the UK start-up’s ambitions of becoming the lowest carbon footprint drinks brand by 2022. According to SIG, the carton is fully recyclable, primarily made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified paperboard, and provides the best CO2 performance compared to other beverage packaging solutions on the market. The aseptic packaging provider noted that the product caters to the demands of modern eco-conscious consumers while offering a high level of convenience and differentiation. “We know that…

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Maple Hill partners with SIG to launch single serve organic milk

USA – Maple Hill, American organic dairy producer has partnered with Swiss aseptic packaging producer SIG Combibloc in developing a single-serve version of its 100% grass-fed organic milk. The new eight-ounce Maple Hill’s Whole Milk and Chocolate Whole Milk cartons are designed to be convenient and portable with a re-closable cap and a leak-proof and tamper evident spout, to offer consumers an on-the-go option. The new packaging are primarily made from raw, renewable wood and bear an Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified label representing its responsibility managed sources. Carl Gerlach,…

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SIG Group develops aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil

SWITZERLAND – Aseptic packaging solutions provider, SIG Combibloc Group has developed aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil to meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging. The new cartons were developed in partnership with B-Better®, a start-up brand from Unilever’s Future Platform. The SIG’s ASI-certified cartons will first be launched in Belgium by the B-Better brand. The latest sustainable innovation is part of the company’s commitment to responsible sourcing and ambition ‘to go Way Beyond Good by putting more into the environment and society than it takes out.’ “SIG was the first…

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