Frederic di Monte, Global Sustainability Marketing manager at SIG, received Packaging Europe's Sustainability Award 2023 ("Climate" category) on behalf of SIG.

Packaging specialist SIG’s Terra Alu-free Full barrier, said to be the world’s first full barrier packaging material without aluminum layer for aseptic carton packs, has won Packaging Europe’s prestigious Sustainability Award 2023 in the ‘Climate’ category.

The awards are a global competition for sustainable packaging innovation and SIG was up against tough competition from all over the world. SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier stood out to the jury. It has a high renewable share, a low carbon footprint and is designed for recycling.

Removing the aluminum layer reduces energy needs in the supply chain and contributes to lowering the CO 2 footprint of packaging. SIG is the innovator in the field of packaging materials without aluminum layer and has been since 2010. SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier further extends SIG’s lower-carbon packaging materials without aluminum layer for wider use with oxygen-sensitive products such as fruit juices, nectars, flavored milk and plant-based beverages. This provides better access to healthy nutrition and reduces food waste, even in countries with complex supply chains, the company said.

The Sustainability Awards’ mission is to illuminate the most important innovation and initiatives across the packaging value chain, helping to accelerate adoption of best practice, better technologies, and nurturing cross-fertilization of ideas, in order to support positive environmental impacts.

SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier further extends SIG’s lower-carbon packaging materials without aluminum layer for wider use with oxygen-sensitive products

Frederic di Monte, Global Sustainability Marketing manager at SIG: “To be honored with this incredibly important global sustainability accolade for SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier is a great recognition and tribute to the team at SIG and our ongoing commitment to providing the most sustainable packaging solutions for long life food and beverages. The international jury of experts are highly experienced in the field of sustainable packaging, which makes this award an even greater privilege.”

Angela Lu, president, Asia Pacific at SIG said, “SIG is proud to be recognized for leading the industry with the first-ever aluminum-free solutions for aseptic cartons. Our aseptic filling technology and packaging materials offer the highest level of product safety and ensure that the high quality of the products can be maintained for up to twelve months without refrigeration and preservatives. We will continue to improve our offering through sustainable innovation as environmental concerns continue to grow in the market.“

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