“By extending combibloc ECOPLUS – our world-first aluminum-free packaging material for aseptic cartons – to our fastest-growing family pack format, we are giving dairy companies more opportunities to differentiate their products and shape the trend towards squarish cartons for long-life milk while choosing the most sustainable solutions on the market,” said Ana Ruiz del Árbol, marketing manager Iberia at SIG.
“Sustainable innovations like this are central to SIG’s commitment to partner with customers and go Way Beyond Good for people and the planet.”
Launched in 2010, combibloc ECOPLUS is made from 82% renewable paper board, with ultra-thin polymer layers to contain and protect products over long periods of time.
Initially offered in the 1 liter brick format, SIG said combibloc ECOPLUS is well established in the dairy market, with more than 1bn SIG combibloc ECOPLUS packs sold to date.
SIG is now increasing availability by extending combibloc ECOPLUS to a second format: combiblocMidi. SIG said this is the company’s fastest-growing modern family pack, with the squarish format increasing in popularity for long-life milk.
SIG added the option enhances opportunities for customers to differentiate their products with a pack that offers both on-shelf appeal and environmental credentials.
The first products in combiblocMidi with combibloc ECOPLUS packaging material will be available in Spain, filled at Leche Celta.