Responding to strong consumer demand for more sustainable products, Euromilk, located in Southern Slovakia, has worked closely with SIG to be the first in Eastern Europe to launch products in carton packs with pioneering SIGNATURE packaging material, where the polymers used to laminate the paperboard are 100% linked to renewable, forest-based raw materials.
Euromilk decided to switch from PET bottles to carton packs for its Kukkonia UHT milk brand, to appeal to a younger, eco-conscious consumer. The launch is a key milestone for Eastern Europe, as Euromilk ‘breaks the ice’ with SIGNATURE packaging material in the region – a pivotal move for the dairy industry. It is also an important strategic project in the close relationship between SIG and Euromilk, which spans more than 20 years.
SIG’s standard carton packs, made with around 70-80 % renewable paper board from FSCTM-certified sustainable sources, already offer a significantly better environmental performance than alternative types of packaging. The carbon footprint of a carton pack is up to 70% lower than other types of packaging.SIGNATURE packaging material from SIG goes another step further.
Up to 95% of the packaging material components of SIGNATURE Full Barrier are linked to forest-based renewable material and 100% are responsibly sourced. Next to the FSC-certified paperboard, the polymers are also certified by an independent organisation ISCC Plus. Via a mass balancing system, the polymers used are 100% linked to tall oil, a residue extracted from wood in the paper making process.