SIG marks milestone with state-of-the-art €10m Packaging Development Center in Europe

SIG is celebrating the official opening of its €10 million Packaging Development Center Europe, located at the site of the company’s packaging plants in Linnich, Germany.

The center will accelerate new and most sustainable packaging developments and offer SIG customers added value.

The new center 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 Center Europe 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, notes that 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 Center means we can support our customers at greater speed, with complete end to end solutions,” Marcel Schopen said. “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.”

Gavin Steiner, chief technology officer at SIG added: “We’re incredibly proud of our new Packaging Development Center Europe. It perfectly complements our existing facilities and enhances our ability to deliver breakthrough developments and accelerate speed to market.

“Our partnerships with customers will be strengthened and second to none customer service will be provided. With the packaging innovations we are developing on site, we’re setting the course for SIG’s future growth in Europe and beyond.”

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