SIGNATURE PACK wins Worldstar Packaging Award

SIGNATURE PACK wins Worldstar Packaging Award

May 24, 2019
Press Release: SIG

SIGNATURE PACK is a stand-out carton pack both in terms of providing added value to the beverage industry and satisfying growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging solutions

One of the major events held by the WPO (World Packaging Organization), the renowned awards – which have been running for nearly 50 years – are judged by a distinguished panel of international WPO representatives, plus an International Packaging Press Organization member.

SIGNATURE PACK is a key milestone in the aseptic packaging sector, driving the replacement of conventional plastics from fossil fuels by certified and sustainable plant-based polymers, which are used to laminate the paperboard and to make the closure without compromising on the quality of barrier protection.

SIG carton packs contain on average 70-80% paperboard from renewable wood sources. Additionally, in SIGNATURE PACK the polymers used for laminating the paperboard and making the closure are linked to plant-based material via a mass balance system. This means that for the polymers used in the SIGNATURE PACK, an equivalent amount of bio-based feed-stock went into the manufacturing of the polymers.

One of the key attributes that elevated SIGNATURE PACK to the top of the judge’s shortlist was the use of tall oil – a by-product of paper production – as the bio-based feed-stock going into the polymers via mass balancing, as it doesn’t affect staple food crops. To ensure the integrity of this process, the mass balancing is certified through internationally recognized third parties.

“This award is another great accolade for SIG and its ongoing commitment to going ‘Way Beyond Good’ and to becoming a net-positive business,” commented Ace Fung, global product manager at SIG, who received the WorldStar Packaging Award on behalf of SIG.

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