Millions of Packs With SIGNATURE Packaging Material Sold as Demand for Sustainable Packaging Grows

SIG has now sold over 150 million packs with its award-winning SIGNATURE, the world’s first aseptic carton packaging material linked up to 100 percent to renewable materials.

Consumers’ priorities are changing: a clear majority reportedly say they would change consumption habits to reduce their environmental impact. As brands seek to meet demand for more sustainable products, the choice of packaging has a critical role to play as the first key touchpoint for consumers.

SIG’s standard carton packs, reportedly made with around 75 percent renewable paper board from FSCTM-certified sustainable sources, already offer a significantly better environmental performance than alternative types of packaging. The carbon footprint of a carton pack is up to 70 percent lower than plastic or glass bottles.

Launched in 2017, SIG’s innovative SIGNATURE packaging material links the polymers used to 100 percent forest-based renewable materials via an independently certified mass balance system. SIG chose tall oil, a residue extracted from wood in the paper making process, as the forest-based feedstock.

It is a by-product from another industry rather than an agricultural crop requiring land and resources that could be used to produce food. An independent lifecycle assessment reportedly shows that SIGNATURE reduces the carbon footprint of carton packs up to 58 percent depending on the option selected.

SIGNATURE is available in two options to meet demand for sustainable packaging solutions across all market segments.

The aluminum-free SIGNATURE 100 for dairy products is the world’s first aseptic carton packaging material linked to 100 percent forest-based renewable material. SIGNATURE Full Barrier includes an ultra-thin layer of aluminum, certified against the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) standards, to protect products that are more sensitive to light and oxygen.

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