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PRESS RELEASES 2017
11.01.2017: All apples are not the same: SIG’s filling flexibility eases market entry with ‘favourite apples’
People who like wine usually develop a preference for a particular grape variety. A similar thing could soon happen with juice drinkers: ‘variety’ is the current catchword for fruit juice specialists such as Amecke GmbH & Co. KG and the Maspex Group with their brand Tymbark. Because all apples are not the same. Both companies are bringing out juices made from specific varieties, to cater to the tastes of discerning consumers and encourage them to drink juice.
No todas las manzanas son iguales: La flexibilidad de llenado de SIG facilita la entrada al mercado de las ‘manzanas preferidas’
La gente a la que le gusta el vino suele desarrollar preferencia por una variedad de uva en particular. Algo parecido podría ocurrir muy pronto con los que disfrutan de los zumos: ‘variedad’ es el eslogan que enarbolan en la actualidad especialistas en zumos de fruta como Amecke GmbH & Co. KG y el grupo Maspex con su marca Tymbark. Porque no todas las manzanas son iguales. Ambas compañías están sacando zumos elaborados a partir de variedades específicas, para responder al gusto de los consumidores más exigentes, y animarles a beber zumo.
Apfel ist nicht gleich Apfel: Füllflexibilität von SIG macht den Markteinstieg mit ‚Lieblingsäpfeln‘ einfach
Wer Wein mag, entwickelt für gewöhnlich eine Vorliebe für eine bestimmte Traubensorte. Ähnlich könnte es demnächst auch Safttrinkern gehen: Sortenvielfalt lautet aktuell die Devise für Fruchtsaftspezialisten wie die Amecke GmbH & Co.KG und die Maspex Group mit der Marke Tymbark. Denn Apfel ist beispielsweise nicht gleich Apfel. Beide Unternehmen bringen sortenspezifische Säfte auf den Markt, um den Geschmack anspruchsvoller Verbraucher zu treffen und sie zum Safttrinken zu animieren.
PRESS RELEASES 2016
05.12.2016: combibloc RS: Robust Structure provides greater system stability and improved environmental performance
combibloc RS: Robust Structure provides even greater system stability and improved environmental performance
combibloc RS is a new composite structure for carton packs developed by SIG Combibloc that further improves system stability during processing, while contributing to even better environmental performance. In the medium term, this new laminate will become the standard composite structure for all combibloc and combifit formats used to fill liquid dairy products (LD) and non-carbonated soft drinks (NCSD) on SIG Combibloc filling machines.
combibloc RS: una estructura robusta que proporciona incluso mayor estabilidad al sistema y un mejor rendimiento ambiental
combibloc RS es una nueva estructura compuesta para envases de cartón desarrollada por SIG Combibloc, que mejora aún más la estabilidad del sistema durante el procesamiento, al tiempo que contribuye a un rendimiento medioambiental aún mejor. A medio plazo, este nuevo compuesto se convertirá en la estructura compuesta estándar para todos los formatos combibloc y combifit utilizados para llenar productos lácteos líquidos (LD) y refrescos sin gas (NCSD) en máquinas llenadoras SIG.
Mit combibloc RS hat SIG Combibloc einen neuen Verbund für Kartonpackungen entwickelt, der für weitere Verbesserung der Systemstabilität bei der Verarbeitung sorgt und gleichermaßen zu einer noch besseren Umweltperformance beiträgt. Dieser neue Verbund wird mittelfristig den derzeitigen Standardverbund für alle combibloc und combifit-Formate ablösen, in denen Milchprodukte (LD) und kohlensäurefreie Softgetränke (NCSD) auf Füllmaschinen von SIG Combibloc abgefüllt werden.
03.11.2016: Brazil: Cooperoeste expands packaging portfolio – “Terra Viva” in carton packs from SIG Combibloc
SIG Combibloc Brazil has gained another new customer: Cooperoeste. The cooperative is based in São Miguel do Oeste, in Santa Catarina State in the far west of the country. Cooperoeste has invested in a filling machine CFA 512 from SIG Combibloc to fill UHT milk products of the popular “Terra Viva” brand into combiblocStandard 1,000 ml carton packs. The investment is part of Cooperoeste’s goal of optimising production costs and being able to offer food at affordable prices.
Brasil: Cooperoeste amplía su cartera de envases – “Terra Viva” en envases de cartón de SIG Combibloc
SIG Combibloc Brasil se ha hecho con un nuevo cliente: Cooperoeste. La cooperativa tiene su sede en São Miguel do Oeste, en el estado de Santa Catarina, en el extremo occidental del país. Cooperoeste ha invertido en una máquina llenadora CFA 512 de SIG Combibloc para llenar productos de leche UHT de la popular marca “Terra Viva” en envases de cartón combiblocStandard 1.000 ml. La inversión forma parte del objetivo de Cooperoeste de optimizar los costes de producción y poder ofrecer productos de alimentación a precios razonables.
Brasilien: Cooperoeste erweitert das Packungsportfolio – „Terra Viva“ in Kartonpackungen von SIG Combibloc
SIG Combibloc Brasilien hat mit Cooperoeste einen weiteren Neukunden gewonnen. Die Kooperative in São Miguel do Oeste, im äußersten Westen des Landes im Staat Santa Catarina gelegen, hat jetzt in eine Füllmaschine CFA 512 von SIG Combibloc investiert. Damit füllt das Unternehmen UHT-Milchprodukte der beliebten Marke „Terra Viva“ in Kartonpackungen combiblocStandard 1.000 ml. Mit der Investition verfolgt Cooperoeste die Ziele, Produktionskosten zu optimieren und Lebensmittel zu erschwinglichen Preisen anbieten zu können.
In June, Brazilian company Vigor, part of the JBS Group, brought into operation its new dairy plant in Barra do Piraí (Rio de Janeiro), one of the most state-of-the-art dairy plants in Latin America. With a total 40.5 million US dollars investment, Vigor has made it possible to process one million litres of milk per day into yoghurt, UHT milk products and products for the food service industry, on site at its new facility. For the equipment of the new plant, Vigor also chose a CFA 812 filling machine from SIG Combibloc, to fill UHT milk, cooking cream and a range of cream products in combiblocMidi 1,000 ml aseptic carton packs.
En junio, la compañía brasileña Vigor, parte del Grupo JBS, puso en funcionamiento su nueva planta de lácteos en Barra do Piraí (Río de Janeiro), una de las plantas tecnológicamente más vanguardistas de Latinoamérica. Con una inversión total de 40,5 millones de dólares, Vigor ha hecho posible que se pueda procesar in situ en su nueva instalación un millón de litros de leche al día en productos de leche UHT, yogur, y productos para la industria del sector alimentario. Para el equipo de la nueva planta, Vigor eligió asimismo una máquina llenadora CFA 812 de SIG Combibloc, para llenar leche UHT, nata para cocinar y una gama de productos de nata en envases de cartón asépticos combiblocMidi 1.000 ml.
Das brasilianische Unternehmen Vigor, zur JBS Group gehörend, hat im Juni in Barra do Piraí (Rio de Janeiro) eine der modernsten Molkereien Lateinamerikas in Betrieb genommen. Mit einer Investition von insgesamt 40,5 Millionen US-Dollar hat Vigor die Möglichkeit geschaffen, vor Ort pro Tag eine Million Liter Milch zu Joghurt, UHT-Milchprodukten und Produkten für den Food-Service zu verarbeiten. Zur Ausstattung des neuen Werkes hat sich Vigor unter anderem für eine Füllmaschine CFA 812 von SIG Combibloc entschieden, um UHT-Milch, Kochsahne und verschiedene Sahneprodukte in aseptische Kartonpackungen combiblocMidi 1.000 ml zu füllen.
19.10.2016: Pfanner switches from gable-top carton to the carton bottle combidome from SIG Combibloc
Long-established company Pfanner, an internationally active premium manufacturer of juices and fruit juice drinks, has opted for combidome, the carton bottle from SIG Combibloc. With the aim of greater differentiation, from this December a number of the best-selling Pfanner 1.0 litre fruit juice range will be moved from the gable-top carton, in which the products have been selling for 18 years, into the innovative carton bottle.
Das Traditionsunternehmen Pfanner, international agierender Premiumhersteller von Säften und Fruchtsaftgetränken, hat sich für combidome, die Kartonflasche von SIG Combibloc, entschieden. Mit dem Ziel stärkerer Differenzierung wird ab Dezember schrittweise ein Teil des erfolgreichen Pfanner 1,0-Liter-Fruchtsaftsortiments von der Giebelpackung, in der die Produkte 18 Jahre lang zu haben waren, in die innovative Kartonflasche gebracht.
La consolidada compañía Pfanner, fabricante premium de zumos y bebidas de zumo de frutas que opera a escala internacional, ha optado por combidome, la botella de cartón de SIG Combibloc. Con el propósito de conseguir una mayor diferenciación, a partir de este diciembre varios productos de la popular gama de zumos de fruta Pfanner de 1 litro pasarán de ofrecerse en el envase de cartón gable-top, en el que se han estado vendiendo durante 18 años, a la innovadora botella de cartón.
The beetroot has a long history. And this long-established root vegetable is more important than ever, because with its vitamin and nutrient content it packs a powerful nutritional punch. It joins the ranks of the superfoods, its luscious purple bringing a splash of colour to the party. Food and beverage manufacturers have rediscovered beets, and are bringing out a host of beetroot products.
Die Rote Bete schreibt eine lange Geschichte. Und gleichermaßen ist die traditionsreiche Rübe aktueller denn je, denn sie ist ein Kraftpaket, was ihren Vitamin- und Nährstoffgehalt angeht. Sie reiht sich ein in die Riege der Superfoods und bringt mit ihrem satten Purpur mächtig Farbe ins Spiel. Getränke- und Lebensmittelhersteller haben die Bete neu entdeckt und präsentieren aktuell vermehrt Produkte, bei denen Rote Bete mitspielt. ...
La remolacha cuenta con una larga historia, y este antiguo tubérculo comestible cobra hoy mayor importancia que nunca, porque gracias a su contenido en vitaminas y nutrientes supone una extraordinaria aportación en ambos sentidos. Se une a la lista de los superalimentos, y su delicioso color púrpura aporta toda una explosión de color al grupo. Los fabricantes de alimentos y bebidas han redescubierto la remolacha, y en consecuencia están sacando un montón de productos que la contienen. ...
Tchin Lait, a Candia Group company, has opened a new production plant in Algiers. In this plant for filling UHT dairy products, all production is done on filling machines from SIG Combibloc. With the four new filling machines, the company is well-positioned to serve a market which, according to forecasts, is set to see significant growth rates in the next few years in the area of UHT dairy products aseptically packaged in carton packs.
Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd. is causing a sensation with two new UHT yoghurt drinks. The two “Baoquzhu”-branded beverages, packed in combiblocSmall 250 ml from SIG Combibloc, contain alginate balls filled with juice, which burst in the mouth when gently chewed. The result: an extra portion of fruity drinking pleasure. These yoghurt drinks are available in apple and strawberry flavours. Produced using the drinksplus solution from SIG Combibloc, they have taken Yili to a new level in the field of beverages with perceptible added value.
The new corporate blog of SIG Combibloc can now be visited at SIGnals.sig.biz. The internet platform is aimed primarily at customers, partners and all interested professionals within the sector. SIGnals reports on current topics from the areas of technology, introduces specific solutions for customers and presents background stories from the world of SIG Combibloc.
Dr. Chung’s Food has taken the lead in South Korea. At the end of 2014, under the brand name ‘Vegemil’ the Korean beverage specialist brought out a product innovation: UHT soy beverages with applemango juice, containing healthy, natural bits of nata de coco and peach as special extras. Especially among the younger generation this product – which combines added value and fun by adding chewy fruit particulates to the healthy soy drink – is gaining in popularity. Due to the product’s good market performance, the company has now added another two beverages containing particulates to its product range: a UHT soy drink with muesli, and a UHT coconut drink with nata de coco. The products are made possible using the drinksplus solution from SIG Combibloc.
Tokyo-headquartered Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) and SIG Combibloc, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cartons for food and beverages, have reached an agreement to collaborate in the food and beverage carton business for the Japanese market.
With Italian downstream manufacturer Mariani, SIG Combibloc now has an additional partner to enable it to offer complete solutions for food and beverage industry customers – from the filling machine right up to the palletising. For SIG Combibloc, a smooth production process does not end after the filling machine or the applicator. Without the corresponding downstream equipment that can keep pace with production, a technologically brilliant, fast filling machine is virtually worthless. To enable customers from the food and beverage industry to utilise the potential of the SIG Combibloc filling machines, the process must continue reliably beyond the filling process.
10.06.2016: Sustainability goal achieved: 100 % of SIG carton packs can be labelled with the FSCTM logo
Sustainability goal achieved: from August, 100 % of SIG carton packs can be labelled with the FSCTM logo
SIG Combibloc has achieved an important sustainability goal: thanks to a global network of cardboard suppliers who are certified according to the criteria of the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM), from August 2016 100 per cent of SIG Combibloc carton packs for food and beverages can be labelled with the logo of the FSCTM. This means SIG Combibloc can guarantee that, starting from August 2016, sufficient quantities of wood from FSCTM-certified, responsibly managed forests have been bought for the manufacture of the unprocessed cardboard, so that every customer across the world can bring to market SIG carton packs with the FSCTM label, now and in future. ...
Even special-purpose foods are safely packaged in aseptic carton packs. Canadian food manufacturer Lassonde has therefore opted for recloseable carton packs from SIG Combibloc with combiSwift screw cap when expanding its product range with “Oasis NutriSolution Hydra+” for people with difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). People who have difficulty swallowing as a result of certain illnesses tend to take in too little fluid, because conventional beverages cause them particular problems: they flow too fast and are difficult to control in the mouth. This creates a risk of choking. In this regard, thickened liquids with a smooth, homogenous consistency, which can therefore be swallowed more easily and in a more controlled way, can be helpful for people with dysphagia. Changing the consistency makes the liquids easier to swallow.
Welcome to a new world! Augmented reality (AR) opens up a new dimension of on-pack marketing. Partnering with Zappar, one of the world’s leading developers and providers of AR, SIG Combibloc is turning carton packs into interactive and engaging experiences. The technology provides a bridge between physical objects and the digital world in real-time. All you need is a smartphone or tablet, the Zappar App and off you go: content is bought to life. The first SIG Combibloc carton packs with Zappar’s “zapcodes” are already on sale. The technology offers scope for a whole range of creative marketing ideas and campaigns – infotainment – that will engage and delight consumers.
Mexican dairy cooperative Alpura has now added evaporated milk to its product portfolio. The products are sold in combiblocCompact with screw cap combiSmart from SIG Combibloc. With this product launch, Alpura and SIG Combibloc are kicking off their partnership with an innovation, because evaporated milk in carton packs with screw cap is a newcomer to the Mexican market and offers a new solution for retail.
Zarin Jam Marina, one of Iran’s leading beverage manufacturers, has once again opted for an innovation from SIG Combibloc. With combidome, the carton bottle from SIG Combibloc, Marina is taking an important step towards clear differentiation of its products on the sales shelf. The company will shortly be launching 21 varieties of its popular ‘SunStar’ beverages in combidome. Apart from the closure, the package is manufactured entirely from a cardboard composite – from its base right up to the characteristic dome that gives the carton its special shape.
The Maspex Wadowice Group, one of the biggest food manufacturers in Central and Eastern Europe, has reason to celebrate this year: the Group’s popular Tymbark brand is 80 years old. Since its beginnings in 1936, Tymbark has become synonymous with fruit in liquid form and love of life.
Wine specialist South Wine Company (SWC) is expanding its range of packaging and is now making its “Odyssey”-brand quality wines available on the Russian market in aseptic carton packs. The company has opted for the packaging and filling technology from SIG Combibloc: four of its own home-grown semi-dry wines are now offered in the combiblocSlimline 1,000 ml carton pack. The South Wine Company’s wines have previously been available in glass bottles only.
Indonesian company PT Sarana Karya Utama, known as Sakatama for short, has decided for the filling technology from SIG Combibloc, and installed a CFA1224-36 high-speed filling machine. With this machine, beverages can be filled in the small-format combiblocXSlim carton pack – a packaging innovation with potential for success.
In addition to the printed issue, the global customer magazine of SIG Combibloc is now also available in an online version. At www.magazine.sig.biz the reader will be taken straight to the current topics. Back issues can also be found. In addition, PDF versions are available for download as well as ePaper variants to scroll through – in a total of nine languages.
With their white-flowering umbels, not only are Sweet Blue Lupins pretty to look at, but right now they are also attracting the interest of the food industry. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) in Freising, Germany, and Prolupin have found a way to produce the unique, purely herbal lupin protein isolate (LPI), which is similar to animal proteins, from lupin seeds. The researchers received the Deutsche Zukunftspreis 2014 (the Federal President’s award for technology and innovation) for this innovative process. On the European market, the high protein content of lupins could make the plant a climate-friendly and GMO-free alternative to soy beans imported from Asia and South America. In Germany, the first lupin drinks are now available in aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc, under the umbrella brand MADE WITH LUVE.
Products from Dos Pinos (www.dospinos.com) are the first choice for consumers in Costa Rica, as the 2015 “Brand Footprint” annual report published by Kantar World Panel confirms: 99.7% of survey participants said they had purchased products from Dos Pinos during the previous year. This successful cooperative – Central America’s and the Caribbean’s largest dairy company – has now become SIG Combibloc’s first customer in Costa Rica.
PRESS RELEASES 2015
In the soft drink and milk drink sector, there are currently two trends that food manufacturers simply cannot ignore: as far as possible, beverages should be made 100 per cent from natural ingredients, and they should contain no added sugar. Against this background, malt beverages promise plenty of potential, because the products are in line with both trends. Especially in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia, malt beverages are very popular. Malt can be used creatively in a huge variety of product formulations. So malt beverages can be positioned very widely.
combidome, the carton bottle from SIG Combibloc, is now available in a package volume of 500 ml – a perfect volume for ‘on-the-go’ products that can be consumed anywhere. The company riha WeserGold Getränke GmbH & Co. KG now offers Extaler-brand mineral water in combidome 500 ml.
Waitrose is changing the packaging for its own label Passata range, from glass jars to SIG Combibloc’s heat resistant combisafe carton pack. The premium food retailer will now use SIG Combibloc’s flexible filling technology and the retortable combisafe carton pack for its own label Passata with Basil and Passata with Garlic and Onion products, moving from 680 g glass jar to a 500 ml combisafe carton pack.
Spanish food manufacturer Interal is expanding its packaging portfolio: with the choice of a filling machine CFA 510 from SIG Combibloc, the company is moving into the trade in premium foods packaged for long life in aseptic carton packs. After first using the CFA 510 to fill high-quality broths in the aseptic carton pack combiblocStandard 1,000 ml, the company is now taking advantage of the filling machine’s product and volume flexibility and is additionally offering vegetable cream soups in the 500 ml volume – also filled on the CFA 510.
A new Sterideal ST5T-SPEC UHT heat exchanger unit, supplied by JBT Corporation’s Stork Food & Dairy Systems business unit, has now been added to the equipment in the filling machine pilot plant at SIG Combibloc’s combiLab. The state-of-the-art system is ideal for processing drinksplus products containing perceptible extras such as pieces of fruit and vegetables or cereal grains, before the beverages are then aseptically filled in carton packs from SIG Combibloc. In the combiLab, product developments such as new drinksplus concepts, and developments relating to filling technology, are tested under practical conditions. This service helps turn product ideas into success stories.
06.10.2015: drinksplus technology: ebba launches South America’s first nectar with pieces of real fruit
Brazilian company Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos, known as ‘ebba’ for short, has now launched fruit nectars containing real fruit pieces in the aseptic carton pack combiblocMini 200 ml, under the established brand name Maguary – an innovation for the South American market. This fresh new concept in the beverage sector is made possible by the drinksplus technology from SIG Combibloc.
Maple water, the lifeblood of juicy maple trees from the US state Vermont, needs a packaging solution that is every bit its equal when it comes to naturalness, believes ‘Drink Maple’. So this ambitious company from Massachusetts has now launched the new US trend beverage in carton packs from SIG Combibloc, which are manufactured almost entirely from wood, a renewable resource. The low-calorie natural tree water with a slightly sweet taste is now available in combifitMidi 1,000 ml and will appeal to health- and beauty-conscious consumers. ...
Packaging products successfully – for SIG Combibloc, that means offering carton packs and filling machines that enable customers from the food and beverage industry to manufacture their products reliably and efficiently, and at the same time to open up new opportunities. The services offered by SIG Combibloc’s combiLab provide valuable support to help turn product ideas into success stories – for internal research and development projects, and for customers’ innovation projects.
Nestlé Mexico has once again expanded its best-selling range of popular “Coffee Mate” coffee creamers in aseptic carton packs from SIG Combiloc. What started in summer 2013 with three varieties of the popular products in combifitMidi 500 ml now includes 10 different flavours, which are offered in 500 and 750 ml volumes. All varieties are free from lactose and cholesterol, and are therefore very well-tolerated. More flavours are in the pipeline.
drinksplus beverages containing pieces of real fruit are well received – in Korea, for instance. Korean producer Haitai Beverage has now launched two ‘Sunkist’ brand premium smoothies in the aseptic carton pack combiblocMini 200 ml. Part of the ‘My Real Smoothie’ range, the drinks are available in Apple/Mango with apple bits, and Strawberry with peach bits. The pieces of fruit give the smoothies a very special texture and authenticity, and offer an unusual drinking experience. The beverages are made possible using the drinksplus technology from SIG Combibloc.
It is the smallest one, but it is making a grand entrance: the carton pack combiblocXSlim from SIG Combibloc, available in volumes of 80, 90, 100, 110, 125, 150 and 180 ml, is shaping up to be a best-seller. In Asia, the USA and Africa, the carton pack has been very well-received. And now the smallest possible volume size of 80 ml is also on the market for the first time: in Indonesia, Frisian Flag Indonesia, a subsidiary of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., has brought out ‘Frisian Flag’ brand strawberry and chocolate milk in combiblocXSlim 80 ml.
OMIRA Oberland-Milchverwertung GmbH has now brought a CFA 812 filling machine from SIG Combibloc into operation at its Neuburg factory. The machine can fill products in the carton packs combiblocMidi and combifitMidi. This format is now available in Germany for the first time. Various products of the brand ‘MinusL’, which are made especially for people suffering from lactose intolerance, are now offered in combifitMidi 1,000 ml – and more are planned.
Steuben Foods, one of the United States’ leading companies in the field of aseptic filling of low-acid foods and beverages, has now opted for filling technology from SIG Combibloc. The CFA1224-36 high-speed filling machine from SIG Combibloc can aseptically fill 24,000 small-format carton packs combiblocXSlim per hour – an innovation for the US market.
With Grupo Água de S. Martinho (Aguarela), Portugal’s leading supplier of packaged drinking water, SIG Combibloc has won another customer in Portugal. For Aguarela, the decision to choose filling technology from SIG Combibloc represents an entry into business with beverages in carton packs, and at the same time entry into the non-carbonated soft drinks (NCSD) segment. Aguarela is now offering ice tea in aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc; nectars and juices are set to follow. For SIG Combibloc, Aguarela is the first Portuguese customer in the NCSD segment.
With Orkla Foods Sverige, one of Sweden’s leading food manufacturers, SIG Combibloc has won another new customer. At its Kumla site, Orkla Foods Sverige has now replaced two existing filling machines with one filling machine from SIG Combibloc. It is the first filling machine from SIG Combibloc in operation at Orkla Foods Sverige. With the CFA 712, the company is now filling premium juice drinks – both ready-to-drink beverages and concentrates – of its JOKK and BOB ranges, as well as Muksu-branded baby food in combiblocSmall and combifitSmall aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc.
‘Bio Sonne’ organic peas in the carton pack combisafe from SIG Combibloc have now been awarded the ‘International Salute to Excellence Awards’ in the ‘Organic Food’ category at the PLMA World of Private Label international trade show in Amsterdam. The prize was given in recognition of the successful overall concept consisting of an excellent organic product in environmentally friendly packaging.
With the new Robotic Magazine (R-CAM) for high-speed filling machines that fill up to 24,000 carton packs per hour, SIG Combibloc offers customers a crucial component on the road to greater automation. The new R-CAM loads the filling machine with carton sleeves fully automatically – a real gain in terms of the efficiency of workflows and reducing the amount of manual work.
The result of the latest joint project by major Chinese dairy enterprise Mengniu Dairy, process technology developer GEA and packaging and filling machine manufacturer SIG Combibloc fits in one hand. And it is right in line with the tastes of Chinese consumers. With the market launch of the new milk drink with cereal grains under the high-end ‘Telunsu’ (that means: ‘Deluxe’) brand, Mengniu has opened up a new product category in China: the milk meal you can drink. The milk meal is available in aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc.
08.04.2015: Brazil: dairy group Quatá Alimentos puts six more SIG Combibloc filling machines into operation
In its drive to expand its production capacity, Brazilian dairy group Quatá Alimentos has once again opted for filling machine technology from SIG Combibloc. Six more filling machines from SIG Combibloc have been put into operation at Quatá. This has significantly expanded the company’s production capacity. And Quatá’s product portfolio is now even more varied, as well.
As from now, a new Spare Parts Shop allows SIG Combibloc customers to order all their spare parts online – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Norbert Schmitz, Head of Global Service Projects: “For our food and beverage industry customers, keeping production efficient and highly competitive means that the equipment installed has to run smoothly, reliably and at a very productive rate. That includes being able to obtain required spare parts, for example for inspections or maintenance, quickly and in a simple way. Here, our new Spare Parts Shop offers the best service. It takes just minutes to place an order, even if the customer doesn’t have the part number to hand. A variety of search options will take you straight to the correct spare part – quickly and easily”.
SIG Combibloc Obeikan, a joint venture of SIG Combibloc and the Obeikan Investment Group, has opened a new headquarters in Dubai Silicon Oasis (United Arab Emirates). Under a single roof, there are now three floors of offices for regional support functions, a knowledge academy and a training centre to facilitate cooperation and for training the company’s own employees and employees of customers in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
A plus for the environment: ALDI Süd puts organic vegetables in combisafe from SIG Combibloc on the supermarket shelf
As from now, ALDI Süd has organic vegetables in the carton pack combisafe from SIG Combibloc on German supermarket shelves. This packaging alternative to the classic food metal can offers comparable product protection and the same kind of shelf-life for the food it contains, but it also scores for its environmental benefits. Compared to other packaging solutions for long-life foods, using combisafe can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 54 per cent, and the consumption of fossil resources by up to 59 per cent.
The VARI-DOS-ASEPT aseptic dosing station from GEA TDS is an innovation that enables users to dose aseptic liquids in very small quantities of 0.2 and 0.3 g/litre directly into the main aseptic product flow – with total accuracy and at favourable cost. This offers significant added value for the beverage industry – in the manufacture of lactose-free milk, for instance. The stimulus to develop this innovative dosing station came directly from the everyday experience of SIG Combibloc’s dairy customers.
They are made exclusively from GM-free organic coconuts, are guaranteed dairy-free, and ‘So Delicious!’: the ‘So Delicious® Dairy Free’ creamy coconut beverages from US food manufacturer So Delicious Dairy Free are made for everyone who, for health reasons or simply on principle, wants to avoid dairy products, or is just looking for new ways to eat a varied and healthy diet. In addition to Cococcino Mocha and Cococcino Latte flavours, for the winter season Pumpkin Spice, Nog and Mint Chocolate varieties are also on sales shelves in the aseptic carton pack combifitMidi from SIG Combibloc.
PRESS RELEASES 2014
This year, Nestlé Spain is celebrating 50 years of the ‘Solís’ brand. The premium tomato products offered by ‘Solís’ have become a tradition in Spain – and closely associated with that is the tradition of packaging the products in carton packs from SIG Combibloc. For the brand’s golden jubilee, the Nestlé Spain is introducing the ‘Solís Responsable’ initiative. The initiative makes it clear that for Nestlé, responsible action involves a wide range of corporate sectors – and that also includes very specifically the choice of the packaging.
Private Equity firm Onex has agreed to acquire SIG Combibloc Group. On Sunday, November 23, 2014 the contract between the Rank Group and Onex Corporation was signed. The takeover is anticipated to formally close in the first quarter of 2015, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.
Three ‘Bio Sonne’ brand vegetable varieties are now available in Germany in the heat-resistant combisafe carton pack from SIG Combibloc. The combisafe carton packs, filled by food manufacturer Jütro, have a volume of 440 ml: an innovation in the industry, because products which consumers have traditionally bought in standard food metal cans are now also on sales shelves in carton packs, packaged in exactly the same drained weight like in metal cans. Another reason for consumers to rethink their opinion and start making use of traditionally canned products packaged in cartons packs.
As a founding member of Britain’s Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK), SIG Combibloc is glad that the Alliance was awarded this year’s UK Packaging Award. With the award “CSR Initiative of the Year”, the Alliance was honoured for its commitment to support the recycling of carton packaging. On the initiative of the Alliance, the first recycling plant for beverage cartons in Great Britain was established in Halifax, Northern England. The recycling plant was opened in September 2013.
For broad sections of the US foodservice industry, it is no longer just coffee, tea and classic soft drinks that are the cornerstones of their beverage business. Increasingly, it is now hand-crafted and custom-made speciality beverages such as artisanal smoothies, lemonades, speciality coffee and tea drinks, or even hand-crafted soda, that are proving to be high-margin menu add-ons. Speciality beverages such as these can increase traffic and boost profits, if the programme is properly executed. In a new White Paper, SIG Combibloc highlights the issues foodservice operators need to consider in order to successfully implement and manage their speciality beverage programmes. This includes the choice of packaging.
Dr. Chung’s Food is launching an innovative drink that is unique on the Korean market. The beverage is targeted mainly at young women who want to eat healthily, without missing out on great taste. Under the brand name ‘Vegemil’, the company is bringing out a UHT soy drink with applemango juice. As a special extra, this innovative beverage contains healthy, natural bits of nata de coco and peach. The beverage is made possible by using the drinksplus technology from SIG Combibloc.
Dairy company frischli has opted for filling technology from SIG Combibloc. With the installation and bringing into service of two CFA 512 filling machines, including a Food Option filling machine, frischli is putting things in place to enable it to launch a wide range of innovative products in aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc. frischli is one of the biggest dairies in Germany, and internationally markets its dairy products and foods for retail sale, food service and industry.
The convenient combiSwift screw cap is also available for food carton packs from SIG Combibloc. This screw cap offers ultimate convenience when opening the carton packs, and when pouring and portioning out long-life foods such as soups, sauces, tomato products and desserts. Because the carton packs can be reclosed, the products are still protected after initial opening.
20.08.2014: A real hero for ‘Hero’ – popular juice brand now available in the combidome carton bottle
Nothing suits a real ‘hero’ better than superhero packaging. So well-established Dutch company Hero (part of the Swiss based Hero Group) is now packaging its newly introduced ‘Hero’ Fairtrade juices in combidome from SIG Combibloc. The innovative carton bottle, which pairs the best features of a bottle with the best features of a carton pack, has already won multiple high-profile international packaging and design awards.
At SIG Combibloc’s Brazilian packaging plant, an extrusion line has now been put into operation which laminates unprocessed cardboard for the company’s carton packs on-site. This major milestone completes the modular investment and building project in Campo Largo, near the city of Curitiba in Brazil’s Paraná state. The first rolls of packaging material are already rolling off the belt fully laminated.
It all started in 1981, with a small vegetarian ‘hippie collective’ called Soyastern. This collective has now grown into Tofutown, a pioneer and innovator in the field of vegetarian foods, which is garnering world-wide attention with its products. In Europe, Tofutown is one of the leading producers of meat and dairy alternatives manufactured from plant sources. The company relies on filling technology from SIG Combibloc, and uses a CFA 310 filling machine to fill a range of soy and rice drinks in the aseptic carton pack combiblocSlimline.
It is one of the giants of Spain’s dairy industry: the Leche Celta dairy. This year the company, which is now part of the Lactogal Group, celebrates 25 years in the business. Right from the start, Leche Celta and SIG Combibloc have had a close partnership. Leche Celta packages around 75 per cent of its annual milk production in aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc, on a total of 12 filling machines. For the anniversary, the two companies are jointly taking stock. Celta and SIG Combibloc – that belongs together.
How aseptic carton packs can revitalize the tomato industry. White paper to download: Why the U.S. canned tomato market requires a bold change
Canned tomatoes are currently facing hard times on the US market. As a consumer commodity which at present is sold mainly in food metal cans, long-life tomato products belong to a product segment which so far has generated a large number of very similar, poorly differentiated products, and very few premium products. That could be set to change. In a white paper, SIG Combibloc is highlighting why the US market for canned tomato requires a bold change, and how carton packs can help refresh the US market for long-life tomato products and breathe new life into it.
In this case study, SIG Combibloc explains how leveraging aseptic carton technology can begin to or help revitalize the shelf-stable tomato segment. Canned tomatoes seem to be a highly commoditized segment featuring undifferentiated products with few premium offerings. In the U.S., aseptic carton packaging has continued to gain widespread consumer acceptance as a viable and trusted food packaging choice. Read this White Paper today and learn why Tomato brand owners, retailers and manufacturers should strongly consider embracing aseptic carton packaging that can offer real innovation and address an evolving consumer landscape to help drive sustainable market growth.
Asia is thirsty. Milk and dairy products in particular are becoming more and more popular in heavily-populated Asia. And right now, China is at the head of the queue. To satisfy Asia’s growing thirst for milk, exports from Europe are in demand, because in Europe milk is available in abundant quantities, and European milk is seen as representing excellent quality and product safety. For export sales to Asia, however, it is not just the milk that must be top quality – the packaging also needs to satisfy exacting quality standards. In this respect, the aseptic carton pack hits the mark with an overall package brimming with benefits.
Brazilian dairy company Sabe Alimentos Ltda is opting for the filling technology from SIG Combibloc. The company now has two filling machines in operation at its Muribeca factory to bring out its popular and well-established ‘Sabe’ and ‘Sabidinho’ branded products, optimally protected and packaged for long life in aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc. ...
They do not yet have the popularity of their fruity siblings, but trend scouts see potential in them: veggie juices. Health-conscious consumers are starting to take notice. Because very few consumers actually manage to eat a portion of vegetables several times a day, as recommended by nutrition and healthcare experts. Sometimes, people find it much easier to eat their vegetables in liquid form.
Unique drinking sensation – chocolate milk with real coconut flakes: Latco launches the first drinksplus products in Brazil
Brazilian consumers can now enjoy two innovative dairy beverages. With ChocoLatco+, Brazilian dairy company Latco is launching two unique varieties of chocolate milk containing flakes of real coconut. The premium UHT products give consumers a totally new drinking sensation, because the flakes provide a perceptible added value. The products have been made possible by the unique drinksplus technology from SIG Combibloc, which allows beverages with up to ten per cent natural particulate content to be processed and aseptically filled in carton packs on standard filling machines from SIG Combibloc for liquid dairy products and non-carbonated soft drinks: an innovation that offers genuine additional benefits for food manufacturers and for consumers. ChocoLatco+ is available in two versions: ‘chocolate with coconut flakes’ and ‘chocolate and tropical strawberry with coconut flakes’.
26.03.2014: Food Option filling machines from SIG Combibloc: unrivalled variety of products, higher margins
The food industry is undergoing constant change. Food manufacturers want to respond flexibly to shifts in the market and changing consumer demand, and to be prepared for these movements. As a result, filling companies and co-packers need the right technical equipment to enable them to provide what their customers want today, while being prepared for what they will want tomorrow. At the same time, if they want to survive long-term in an intensely competitive environment, manufacturers need to find a response to the steadily rising margin pressure. Food Option filling machines from SIG Combibloc offer a convenient response to this challenge in the food business.
combidome is recognised with one of the world’s most important design awards – excellent design, outstanding logistics
It is outstanding in every respect: combidome, the carton bottle from SIG Combibloc. combidome combines the best features of a carton pack with the best features of a bottle, making it different from anything that has ever been seen before in food packaging. The exceptional design of combidome has now been recognised with one of the world’s most important design accolades: the iF Design Award. The carton pack’s remarkable design also creates numerous logistical advantages with which substantial savings can be achieved in total system costs. ...
IFEU life-cycle assessment compares environmental impacts of long-life food packaging: best environmental performance goes to carton packs
In a life-cycle assessment carried out by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), the environmental impacts of the main long-life food packaging solutions in current use have been compared. The result: compared to food metal cans, glass jars, retortable pouches and plastic pots, the carton pack has the best environmental performance. Compared to the other packaging solutions included in the study, using carton packs can save CO2 emissions by up to 63 per cent, and consumption of fossil resources by up to 69 per cent. According to the study, the main drivers behind the environmental impacts of a packaging solution are the material used, and the quantity of the material. ...
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Coega Dairy opts for carton packs and filling machines from SIG Combibloc: good for the environment, highly efficient
It is one of the most modern, eco-friendly and energy-efficient dairy businesses around. Coega Dairy in Port Elizabeth claims to have the smallest CO2 footprint of any dairy in the entire southern hemisphere. The company has made a name for itself beyond South Africa’s borders for its clever amalgamation of economic and environmental considerations. When expanding its production facilities the company decided to use filling machine technology from SIG Combibloc to meet the growing demand for top-quality dairy products packaged for long life. Since the middle of the year, two CFA 312 filling machines have been in operation, packaging dairy products in combiblocSlimline aseptic carton packs.
19.11.2013: The carton pack combisafe: a fresh look for canned products – the rectangle gains ground
'Retro' is not always the right way to go. While retro design continues to be a trend for cars, clothes and furniture, it is a different story when it comes to food. Consumers love a fresh look, and this applies for preserved products as well. So more and more of the products typically sold in food metal cans or glass jars are now being brought out in carton packs instead. More than 200 products are now on sale in combisafe, the heat-resistant carton pack from SIG Combibloc. combisafe is the perfect choice for filling long-life food products with a very high particulate content, such as vegetables and pulses, fruit, ready-meals and stews. The heat-resistant carton packaging can be filled with practically any chunky food product and subsequently sterilised in an autoclave.
29.10.2013: riha WeserGold: Naturella now in combidome – bold new look for this well-established brand
combidome, the carton bottle from SIG Combibloc, is now available in Germany. riha WeserGold Getränke GmbH & Co. KG has opted for the innovative new packaging, and is now offering the not-from-concentrate juices of its well-established ‘Naturella’ brand in combidome. The premium juices come in Orange, Pineapple and Grapefruit. Further products are set to follow.
Juices, nectars and juice beverages in aseptic carton packs are becoming more and more popular with Brazilian consumers. Market research findings show that in these product segments, the carton pack already has a market share of around 70 per cent. A yearly growth rate of 11.5 per cent is expected up to 2015. Brazilian company Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos, known for short as ‘ebba’, is responding to this trend. Believing and investing in this market, ebba is now filling products of its well-established Maguary and Dafruta brands in carton packs from SIG Combibloc. ...
It is a real head-turner, and completely different from anything that has been seen before in the beverage packaging sector: combidome, the bottle made of cardboard from SIG Combibloc. And it is on the fast track to success. At the FachPack exhibition in Nuremberg, the innovative carton pack has now been awarded the German Packaging Award (Deutscher Verpackungspreis) in the ‘Best Sales Packaging: Beverages’ category, which was this year handed out for the 50th time. The expert jury highlighted in particular the carton pack’s good pouring behaviour, and praised the optimised handling in terms of emptying out the product, compared to other beverage packaging solutions. ...
24.09.2013: Beverage Innovation Award for combidome, the bottle made of cardboard from SIG Combibloc
combidome, the bottle made from cardboard from SIG Combibloc, has now been honoured with the renowned Beverage Innovation Award. The jury of international experts was convinced by the new carton, which combines an unusual shape with exceptional functionality.
17.09.2013: Campbells launches vegetables al dente in combiblocMidi: carton pack on the tinned food shelf
Campbells has expanded its Liebig range in France with the addition of new products. The vegetable side dishes under the sub-brand ‘Cuisinés al dente’ are now available in the 500 gr combiblocMidi carton pack from SIG Combibloc. In Mediterranean Ratatouille, Ratatouille with Yellow Vegetables, Aubergines Confit and Vegetable Hotpot variants, ready-to-serve vegetable side dishes are now on the supermarket shelf in carton packs – right next to similar canned products. The carton pack really stands out – one reason is that the packaging for the Liebig products has been printed in landscape format for the first time, and that is the way they will be standing on the shelf.
They are innovative, unusual and a delicious treat. drinksplus products with perceptible extra benefits, made possible by the drinksplus technology from SIG Combibloc, are proving popular with modern consumers – all over the world. Particularly in Asia, drinksplus beverages containing natural extras such as pieces of real fruit, vegetables or cereal grains are best-sellers, and continue to offer further potential. Right now, new products containing unusual bits are creating consumer buzz. The beverages, with up to ten per cent natural particulate content, can all be processed and aseptically filled in carton packs on standard filling machines from SIG Combibloc for liquid dairy products and non-carbonated soft drinks. ...
The US market for long-life food packaging is in a state of flux. Traditionally, the food metal can is the conventional and most widely-used packaging solution for ready-to-serve soups, broths and tomato products. But today’s consumers have all kinds of criteria by which they judge the quality of a packaging type. And aseptic carton packs are among the top performers – for a whole host of reasons. Food manufacturers can quickly and easily enter an area of business producing long-life foods packed in alternative, modern packaging solutions such as the carton pack, via co-packing offers in which some manufacturers, such as Wright Foods and Hirzel, have specialised. ...
SIG Combibloc and Server Products present the SMART DISPENSER, offering a clever and practical dispensing unit for the food service: the SMART DISPENSER allows food to be dispensed into accurate portions in a way that is easy to handle, more hygienic, more cost-efficient and more environmentally friendly.
SIG Combibloc has given its website a makeover. At www.sig.biz, visitors are taken straight to the homepage of the global website, which has a modern, friendly look and an extremely user-friendly navigational structure. ...
Canadian food manufacturer Lassonde Specialties is making the move to carton packs from SIG Combibloc. From now on, the company’s ‘Canton’ brand fondue bouillons, traditional ‘canned classics’, will be offered exclusively in carton packs. The ready-to-serve bouillons in combiblocStandard 1,100 ml come in Beef/Onion, Original, Oriental Delight, Red Wine and Thai varieties. To make them easy to open, the carton packs feature a V perforation. Further products are set to follow. ...
A range of soups from the traditional Unox brand is now available in aseptic carton packs for the first time. Unilever’s Unox-brand soups, in SIG Combibloc’s combiblocStandard 1,000 ml carton packs, are now available in the Netherlands. They represent a true innovation on the Dutch soup market, where most ready-to-eat soups have previously been available only in food metal cans and pouches. ...
Coconut water is the new trend beverage everyone is talking about. The clear, nutty and slightly sweet-tasting liquid obtained from young, green coconuts, is isotonic and has a very high potassium content. This makes coconut water the perfect refresher for restoring the body’s nutrient balance after sports, for instance. In addition, coconut water stimulates collagen formation, and it is also a traditional remedy used in Ayurvedic medicine. Coconut water is a healthy treat even when it is not drunk fresh, straight from the coconut: food manufacturers rely on the aseptic carton pack to provide high-quality, convenient packaging that treats this premium beverage with care. This means consumers can drink wholesome coconut water even outside the tropics. ...
11.3.2013: SIG Combibloc’s environmental performance: Targeted individual projects show first results
When you work toward an objective, it pays to look back on what has already been achieved. This applies equally to SIG Combibloc as it seeks to reduce the environmental footprint of its carton packs, filling machines and production processes still further, to ensure that its packs, which are already among the most environmentally friendly for long-life food, can become even better. Targeted individual projects show first results at SIG Combibloc and can be clearly seen in the company’s environmental performance. ...
Del Monte has brought out a new product range, ‘Del Monte Occasions’, in combifitMidi 1,000 ml carton packs with screw cap combiSwift from SIG Combibloc. The new line-up of fruit-based juice drinks comes in the exceptional varieties Pineapple Mojito, Spicy Tomato and Orchard Zest, and offers a stylish drink that works just as well without alcohol. ...
With combidome, SIG Combibloc now presents the bottle made of cardboard. An innovation in packaging, combidome combines the best features of a carton pack with the best features of a bottle. combidome looks like a bottle, and thanks to its shape, stability and smooth pouring action, it is also just as easy to handle. And in addition, combidome offers all the proven and unrivalled benefits of a carton pack in terms of product protection, environmental and economic considerations. The entire carton pack – from the base to the dome that gives it its distinctive bottle shape and its name – is manufactured from a paperboard composite.
SIG Combibloc is stepping up the pace in Brazil. In 2011, the company’s first South American packaging plant commenced operation in Campo Largo, near Curitiba in Brazil’s Paraná state. By the end of 2012, SIG Combibloc South America has recorded growth of more than 60 per cent compared to the previous year’s performance. As a consequence, work has already begun on the second stage of the plant expansion, earlier than planned. An investment of more than 36 million Euros (100 million Brazilian reais) is set to allow the installation of an extrusion line that will make it possible to laminate unprocessed cardboard for the aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc on-site.