SIG packaging innovation making renewable materials mainstream

    SIG claims that its SIGNATURE PACK is the world’s first aseptic carton pack linked to 100% plant-based renewable materials.

    The environmental benefits of the package have been confirmed by critically reviewed ISO-conformant lifecycle assessment (LCA) – the world’s first for a mass balance product.

    The LCA showed significant reductions in environmental impacts across all 10 categories because of the substitution of fossil-based polymers with mass balance plant-based polymers made from tall oil (a by-product of paper manufacturing).

    The carbon footprint of SIGNATURE PACK is (on average across Europe) 66% lower than the carbon footprint of a standard SIG 1-litre carton pack of the same format across its lifecycle, based on the Europe-wide LCA.

    Udo Felten, Manager Product Related Global Environmental Sustainability & Affairs at SIG, said: “The environmental impacts of every product innovation at SIG are evaluated through Europe-wide LCAs that conform with the rigorous requirements of recognised ISO standards.

    “The results for SIGNATURE PACK show that SIG’s innovative mass balance approach has significant environmental benefits.”