SIG achieves milestone with billionth combibloc EcoPlus filled by DMK

SIG’s combibloc EcoPlus, the world’s first and only aluminium-free aseptic carton, has hit the major milestone of one billion packs filled.

The billionth pack was filled by DMK Group. As an early adopter of combibloc EcoPlus, DMK Group has played a decisive role in the success story of SIG’s low-carbon aseptic packaging solution for the dairy market.

Aseptic beverage cartons already offer a significantly lower environmental footprint than alternative types of packaging due to their high proportion of renewable materials and their lightweight and efficient design.

Combibloc EcoPlus cuts environmental impact even further by using an innovative composite structure to protect contents without the need for aluminium foil. The pack is made up of 82% renewable paperboard, sourced from FSC-certified sustainable sources, which results in a 28% lower carbon footprint than a conventional SIG carton in the same format, as shown by an independent lifecycle assessment by the independent Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU).

Combibloc EcoPlus showcases SIG’s commitment to sustainable innovation as it drives progress towards its Way Beyond Good ambition. The innovative aluminium-free structure also forms the basis for SIGNATURE PACK 100, the world’s first pack aseptic pack linked to 100% renewable materials.

“Combibloc EcoPlus works for customers and for the planet,” said Frederic Faber, marketing account manager D-A-CH at SIG. “It combines environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness like no other aseptic carton pack available on the market. This unique combination has made combibloc EcoPlus appealing to SIG customers across a broad market spread, from premium brands to private labels“.

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