Switzerland-based carton packaging provider SIG has developed an aseptic carton pack, Signature, made from certified and sustainable plant-based polymer materials.

Suitable for use in the food and beverage industry, Signature is a renewable alternative to packs made from conventional plastics that are derived from fossil fuels.

SIG noted that the polymers used for laminating the new paperboard and making the spout are produced from renewable European wood sources, and are certified according to the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS) and TÜV SÜD certification standard via a mass balance system.

"The Signature pack is a logical next step towards replacing fossil fuel-based materials with renewable plant-based ones."

SIG Combibloc chief market officer Markus Boehm said: “We want to offer the most sustainable packaging solutions available in the market. Carton packs from SIG are already composed of up to 82% wood, a renewable resource.

“The Signature pack is a logical next step towards replacing fossil fuel-based materials with renewable plant-based ones.

“We’ve achieved a new landmark on our Way Beyond Good, and can offer our customers and the world’s consumers this more sustainable, innovative solution which better cares for the environment. It’s another world first by SIG.”

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SIG’s Way Beyond Good is a part of its business strategy designed to help customers and the company meet the growing sustainability demands of fast-changing markets.

Image: SIG develops new aseptic pack from plant-based source. Photo: courtesy of SIG Combibloc Group.