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SIG Combibloc sets sights on UK food market

02 August 2010

SIG Combibloc has announced it is to introduce packaging technologies, already successful in many parts of Europe, to the UK food industry in coming months

With more than 25 years of heritage in the aseptic food and drink packaging industry, SIG Combibloc has seen a 24% increase in global volumes in the past four years, and is globally renowned for introducing secure, fast and innovative liquid food filling technology.

The bulk of the company’s UK business currently comes from the ambient juice market, but now focus will also shift towards the liquid food market. New high performance and flexible food filling technology and carton formats will be launched in coming months to the ambient liquid food market, which includes sectors such as desserts, soups and cooking sauces.

The soon-to-be-launched new technology will offer food manufacturers across the UK a cost effective and flexible opportunity to fill liquid, viscous and even chunky products at the same high speed output as juice.

Cindy Haast, Marketing Manager for Europe North commented: “We’re getting ready to open up a new chapter in our aseptic filling technology that will set benchmarks in both speed and efficiency within the UK liquid food industry.

“In sectors such as soup, consumers are looking for more content such as meat and vegetables and our forthcoming formats, such as the CombiblocMidi, will be able to handle larger particulates, enabling our customers to respond flexibly to changing trends and consumer expectations. This new format is already in use at the Campbell Soup Company in France.”

The environment is also of paramount importance to SIG Combibloc and the company is the first aseptic packaging manufacturer to have all its sites certified in accordance with the criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for a continuous chain of custody. In a recent Europe-wide Life Cycle Assessment by the Institute for Energy and Environment Research, carton packs were proven to save up to 60% CO₂ emissions compared to other packaging types.


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