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SIG Opens New Packaging Development Centre in Germany

Switzerland-based packaging manufacturer SIG has inaugurated its packaging development centre, located at the site of the company’s packaging plant in Linnich, Germany.

The new centre features extrusion and finishing technology, coupled with advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment. SIG says it will significantly increase packaging processability in serial production, system validation, and capacity for future digital technologies. In particular, the facility will focus on speeding up sustainable packaging solutions, which include SIG Terra circular polymers with 100% attributed recycled plastic, and aluminium-free aseptic cartons.

“We will be able to develop and validate new packaging solutions and innovative packaging materials even faster and more efficiently,” said Marcel Schopen, department manager test field, prototype & pilot plant at SIG. “Together with our existing co-creation and test-filling facilities for food and beverage products, we can produce carton sleeves, fill products in line with food hygiene regulations and pack them on pallets – operating like packaging and food & beverage mini factories from start to finish.”

Since its acquisition of Scholle IPN in 2022, SIG’s product portfolio includes bag-in-box and spouted pouch offerings for retail, institutional, and industrial customers, as well as barrier films, ergonomic fitments, and filling and sealing equipment for bag-in-box and pouch applications.