Schwarzwaldmilch debuts SIG combiMaxx closure

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The first commercial launch of SIG’s combiMaxx closure has taken place in partnership with German dairy Schwarzwaldmilch. Pic: SIG
The first commercial launch of SIG’s combiMaxx closure has taken place in partnership with German dairy Schwarzwaldmilch. Pic: SIG

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The first commercial launch of SIG’s combiMaxx closure has taken place in partnership with German dairy cooperative Schwarzwaldmilch.

SIG said its new wider closure combiMaxx is a solution that takes convenience to a new level, while ensuring smooth and easy implementation on existing SIG filling lines.

Schwarzwaldmilch now offers combiMaxx on all its dairy products in SIG’s combiblocSlimline 1,000ml carton packs. Due to its large opening, with a 25mm inner diameter, the new closure offers optimal product flow, stream controllability and easy handling. Other benefits include a tamper-proof ring and the reassurance of resealable and leak-proof storage.

Andreas Schneider, managing director of Schwarzwaldmilch, said, “Meeting the convenience needs of the consumer is important to us. Incorporating SIG’s new combiMaxx closure on our dairy packages offers outstanding performance for consumers, while also strengthening our brand position. Our close cooperation with SIG enables us to take consumer convenience to the next level without the need for a new closure applicator or any major investment.”

SIG said combiMaxx can generally be combined with all existing mid- and large sized combibloc and combifit carton packs, starting with combiblocSlimline, combiblocMidi and combifitMidi. The upgrade to combiMaxx was possible without significant investment by Schwarzwaldmilch, as the company was able to use its existing closure applicator.

Only a minor technical upgrade to the existing closure applicator and sorter unit is required via an upgrade kit and, once installed, customers can run combiMaxx and SIG’s closure solution combiSwift on the same applicator. One setting change is required by the machine operator.

Frederic Faber, marketing manager D-A-CH at SIG, said, “Our combiMaxx closure is certainly a game changer for the food and beverage industry when it comes to consumer convenience. Our close cooperation with Schwarzwaldmilch has turned the challenge of meeting ongoing consumer needs into a reality.”

Consumers are becoming more concerned about not only the products but the sustainability of the packaging. DairyReporter asked SIG about the environmental credentials of the closure.

Faber said, “Our innovative combiMaxx solution offers consumers a new level of convenience, while allowing existing customers to upgrade their packaging without a major investment or the need for new sleeves. And as part of SIG’s dedication to offering the most sustainable packaging solutions on the market, the innovative, material-saving design of combiMaxx uses approximately 4.5% less plastic than combiSwift.”

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