SIG Combibloc announced that it has developed “the world’s first aseptic carton pack with a clear link to 100 per cent plant-based renewable materials.”
In a statement, the company explains that it launched its new SIGNATURE PACK for two reasons: consumers want environmentally friendly products and packaging that is sustainable.
SIGNATURE PACK uses plant-based polymer materials. In the statement the company says the polymers used for laminating the paperboard and for making the spout are from renewable European wood sources.
The materials are also certified “according to ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification, a sustainability certification system for feedstocks and markets) or CMS 71 (TÜV SÜD certification standard, which certifies products that directly benefit the renewable resource transition), respectively, via a mass balance system. 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.”
Developing the SIGNATURE PACK wasn’t a simple project, says Ace Fung, Global Product manager at SIG. “Aseptic packages, where the product can be stored without refrigeration over a long period, have higher barrier requirements than chilled packages,” he says.
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