The new centre features state-of-the-art extrusion and finishing technology, coupled with advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment
SIG is celebrating the official opening of its €10 million Packaging Development Centre, located at the site of the company’s packaging plants in Linnich, Germany. The centre will accelerate new and most sustainable packaging developments and offer SIG customers added value.
The new centre features state-of-the-art extrusion and finishing technology, coupled with advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment. It will significantly increase packaging processability in serial production, system validation and capacity for future digital technologies.
As demand for more sustainable packaging options increases, the new Packaging Development Centre will speed up the development of innovative packaging formats and materials to further expand SIG’s leading position in sustainable packaging solutions. It is built according to the latest and most effective energy standards.
Marcel Schopen, Department Manager Test Field, Prototype & Pilot Plant at SIG: “In today’s fast-paced food and beverage industry, the need to be one step ahead with new product development is vital, and this equally applies to the product’s packaging. Our high-end Packaging Development Centre means we can support our customers at greater speed, with complete end-to-end solutions. We will be able to develop and validate new packaging solutions and innovative packaging materials even faster and more efficiently. Together with our existing co-creation and test-filling facilities for food and beverage products, we can produce carton sleeves, fill products in line with food hygiene regulations and pack them on pallets – operating like packaging and food & beverage mini factories from start to finish.”