Aseptic carton packaging supplier Sig has invested in new digital printing technology for aseptic carton packs manufactured in Europe.

The new solution, the RotaJET 168 digital printing machine built by Koenig & Bauer, enables full-colour digital printing on SIG carton packs without cylinders or printing forms.

According to the company, the solution will provide the flexibility and agility required to address customer demands in the growing food and beverage industry.

The new digital printing technology will be installed at Sig’s production facility in Linnich, Germany, with commercial production slated for the second half of 2023.

It will complement the company’s existing efficient and high-quality rotogravure printing process.

Sig Product Management Technology head Holger Schmidt said: “Our aim is to always ensure our customers have the best choice and access to [the] latest technologies and solutions that keep them at the cutting edge of innovation today and in the future – designed to their needs.

“Small-scale production will make it possible for our customers to be creative with design changes and to test out product ideas in the market with reduced risks. Speed, flexibility, and precise product design are decisive factors for success, and this is exactly what we offer with our digital printing solutions.”

Sig’s new printing machine is ideally aimed at SKUs with lower order quantities and will enable food and beverage customers to make design changes efficiently.

Earlier this month, Sig expanded its presence in India with the opening of its second production plant in Palghar, Maharashtra.