SIG Combibloc cartons prove their strong environmental credentials with a Pro2Pac Product Excellence Award
Three ‘Bio Sonne’ brand vegetable varieties are now available in Germany in heat-resistant combisafe carton packs from SIG Combibloc. The packs, filled by food manufacturer Jütro, have a volume of 440 ml and are an innovation in the industry. 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.
Yet another reason for consumers to rethink their opinion and start making use of traditionally canned products packaged in cartons packs has been presented by SIG Combibloc which won a Pro2Pac Product Excellence Award for its heat resistant combisafe carton pack for long life food.
Global Market Segment Manager Food at SIG Combibloc, Dominik Haug, said more than 200 products are now sold in the company’s heat-resistant carton pack, and more are appearing all the time. The major strengths of carton packs are their convenience, their product protection qualities and their good environmental characteristics.
“Carton packs are proven to be among the most environmentally friendly packaging solutions for long-life foods – that’s been verified by scientific, ISO-compliant and critically reviewed life-cycle studies conducted by the renowned Institute for Energy and Environmental Research,” said Dominik. “In terms of logistics and advertising effectiveness on the sales shelf, cartons clearly outperform competing packaging solutions. In addition, carton packs from SIG Combibloc are, of course, free from Bisphenol-A.”
Range of Options
SIG Combibloc’s combisafe is a carton suitable for particularly chunky foods, and for all food products that cannot pass through a pumping system and an aseptic process – such as vegetables and pulses, fruit, convenience foods and stews.
For filling in combisafe, the proven SIG Combibloc sleeve system is used. Through the use of three modular filling units, including a high-precision multi-head weigher, a range of products can be filled. The size and quantity of the ingredients can vary and can be measured out precisely. After the products have been filled into the carton pack, which is open at the top, the carton top is sealed ultrasonically. The carton packs are then automatically conveyed into an autoclave, which can be static or rotary. In the area of long-life food carton packs, the use of rotary autoclaves is a world first. Not only do the autoclaves, in which package and product are sterilised together, guarantee maximum product quality; through the continuous rotation of the carton packs during heating, they also make it possible to fill and process certain products in the first place – above all, highly viscous foods with extra-large pieces.
Until now, combisafe has come in 200, 300, 400 and 500 ml volumes. Now, the 440 ml volume can also be offered. All can be filled on a single SIG Combibloc filling machine.
With the launch of ‘Bio Sonne’ peas, corn, and peas & carrots, the first carton packs in the new volume are now on sale. In the production process, a volume change can be implemented in just a few minutes – and the design can be switched without interrupting the production process.
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