The Italian company is now claimed to be the first in Europe to use aseptic carton packs made from SIG’s SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER
SIG said that it has enabled Casalasco Società Agricola to launch food products in aseptic carton packs manufactured by the company with the SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER packaging material.
Casalasco Società Agricola is an Italy-based producer and co-packer of tomato products. The company is now claimed to be the first in Europe to use aseptic carton packs made from the sustainable packaging material.
Recently, Casalasco Società Agricola refreshed the visual identity of its tomato brand Pomì.
As a part of the restyling, the company selected SIG’s combiblocCompact 300ml aseptic cartons made from SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER packaging material for packing Pomì Finely Chopped Tomatoes.
The Italian firm maintains seven SIG filling machines at its production facilities. The move to SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER is said to have been seamless because of the existing highly flexible filling technology, said SIG.
Casalasco Società Agricola marketing and business development director Fabrizio Fichera said: “Switching to SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER packaging material ensures we are giving our consumers the most sustainable yet convenient packaging solution.
“We have a strong heritage in producing high quality tomato products which respect nature, always working in an ethical and sustainable way along the entire supply chain. Our cooperation with SIG means we’re always ahead of the curve in being able to offer high quality food, while also increasing our commitment to sustainability.”
According to SIG, the polymers contained in the SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER packaging material are linked fully to the forest-based material tall oil. The by-product of the paper industry is used instead of a crop cultivated on agricultural land that otherwise can be saved for producing food.
Besides, all three raw materials in the packaging material are associated with certified responsible sources through mass-balance systems, said the Switzerland-based packaging solutions provider.
SIG Italy and South-East Europe managing director Giovanni Micheletto said: “Together with Casalasco we achieve another sustainable first for the European food and beverage market, with Casalasco launching the first food product in our carton packs with SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER packaging material.
“We will continue to go Way Beyond Good and work closely with the team at Casalasco to package its tomato products in the most sustainable way possible.”