The facility is said to have the latest extrusion and finishing technology, along with advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment to develop new and sustainable packaging
Switzerland-based aseptic carton maker SIG has opened a new Packaging Development Center at the site of its packaging plants in Linnich, Germany.
The €10m centre is intended to expedite the development of new and sustainable packaging and provide SIG customers added value.
The facility is said to have the latest extrusion and finishing technology, along with advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment.
According to SIG, the upgrades will boost packaging processability in serial production, system validation and capacity for digital technologies in the future.
Additionally, the new Packaging Development Center will accelerate the creation of novel packaging formats and materials to meet the growing need for more environmentally friendly packaging options.
Built as per the latest and most efficient energy standards, the site is also expected to strengthen its position in the sustainable packaging solutions sector.
SIG chief technology officer Gavin Steiner said: “We’re incredibly proud of our new Packaging Development Center.
“It perfectly complements our existing facilities and enhances our ability to deliver breakthrough developments and accelerate speed to market.
“Our partnerships with customers will be strengthened and second-to-none customer service will be provided.
“With the packaging innovations we are developing on-site, we’re setting the course for SIG’s future growth in Europe and beyond.”
Established in 1853, SIG has a portfolio of aseptic cartons, bag-in-box, and spouted pouches.
The aseptic carton maker has over 9,000 employees worldwide and markets its products in around 100 countries.
SIG Test Field, Prototype, and Pilot Plant department manager Marcel Schopen said: “Our high-end Packaging Development Center means we can support our customers at greater speed, with complete end-to-end solutions.
“We will be able to develop and validate new packaging solutions and innovative packaging materials even faster and more efficiently.”
Last month, SIG supplied advanced filling technology to South India-based dairy product maker Milky Mist Dairy Food to help meet the varied demands of consumers.