Chilean foodtech company NotCo has partnered with Swiss aseptic packaging company SIG in an effort to expand its plant-based food product portfolio.

NotCo is using SIG carton packs for its new NotCreme and NotMilk High Protein products.

The company will also use SIG aseptic carton packs for its NotMilk Original, zero-sugar, semi-sugar and chocolate milk products.

NotCo’s NotMilk High Protein products are available in various flavours, including chocolate, vanilla with coconut and peanut butter.

They are being packed in SIG’s combismile 250ml aseptic carton packs, which feature curved corners to make them easier to grip.

In addition, NotCo is using SIG’s combiblocMini 200ml carton pack for its new NotCreme products.

SIG America South marketing head Renata Kasahara said: “With our agile and flexible filling system, we are able to offer high flexibility combined with speed.

“Our customers can respond efficiently to any trends that are shaping the market.

“Both NotCo and SIG are strongly committed to sustainable innovation and constantly looking for solutions that cut the environmental impact of food and beverage packaging even further.”

The partnership is intended to strengthen NotCo’s expertise and flexibility in the plant-based food sector.

According to a report by Bloomberg Intelligence, plant-based foods are expected to account for 7.7% of the worldwide protein market by 2030.

Based in Neuhausen, Switzerland, SIG partners with customers in the food and beverage sector to provide safe and sustainable packaging.

The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 8,400 colleagues worldwide.

It produced 48 billion packs and generated €2.7bn ($2.9m) in revenue in 2021.

In October last year, Dutch beverage company Riedel selected SIG’s portable combismile carton pack for its juice range.

Riedel is using the combismile packs for its Appelsientje, CoolBest and DubbelDrank juice brands in combination with the SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER packaging material.