Switzerland-based food packaging supplier SIG is investing €12 million in a pilot plant of its new Tech Center Europe, which will be located close to SIG’s packaging plants in Linnich, Germany.
Bringing further added value to SIG customers, the new Tech Center will help to expedite new product and packaging development, to meet the ever-increasing demand for more sustainable packaging solutions.
To get the development and validation of such new packaging solutions and innovative materials even faster, more reliable and efficient, the Tech Center Europe will be an important lever.
In the new Tech Center Europe existing R&D Test Field & Prototype and combiLab facilities will be complemented with a new pilot plant, which will host state-of-the-art extrusion and finishing technology as well as advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment. This will significantly increase serial production processability, system validation and future digital technology capacities.
Built according to the latest and most effective energy standards and food hygiene regulations, the pilot plant is scheduled to be operational by end of 2022.
The Tech Center Europe will accelerate new product and packaging development, enhancing SIG’s sustainable packaging solutions and supporting customers with complete end-to-end product launches.