Schwarzwaldmilch opts for SIG’S innovative Combimaxx closure

First commercial launch of SIG's innovative closure combiMaxx
Schwarzwaldmilch opts for SIG’S innovative Combimaxx closure
The first commercial launch of SIG’s innovative and highly convenient closure combiMaxx has taken place in partnership with well-known German dairy Schwarzwaldmilch.Photo - SIG

Consumer demand for more convenience in packaging is constantly growing. SIG's new wider closure combiMaxx is a solution that takes convenience to a new level while ensuring smooth and easy implementation on existing SIG filling lines.

Schwarzwaldmilch now offers combiMaxx on all its dairy products in SIG’s combiblocSlimline 1,000 ml carton packs. Due to its large opening with a 25mm inner diameter, the new closure offers optimal product flow, perfect stream controllability, and easy handling. Other benefits include a tamper-proof ring and the reassurance of resealable and leak-proof storage.

Andreas Schneider, managing director of Schwarzwaldmilch, said, "Meeting the consumer's convenience needs is important to us. Incorporating SIG's new combiMaxx closure on our dairy packages offers outstanding performance for consumers while also strengthening our brand position. Our close cooperation with SIG enables us to take consumer convenience to the next level without the need for a new closure applicator or any major investment."

CombiMaxx can generally be combined with all existing mid and large-sized combibloc and combifit carton packs from SIG, starting with combiblocSlimline, combiblocMidi, and combifitMidi. The upgrade to combiMaxx was possible without significant investment by Schwarzwaldmilch, as the company was able to use its existing closure applicator.

A minor technical upgrade to the existing closure applicator and sorter unit is required via an upgrade kit. Once installed, customers can run combiMaxx and SIG's best-selling closure solution combiSwift on the same applicator. The machine operator requires just one small setting change.

Frederic Faber, marketing manager D-A-CH at SIG, said, "Our combiMaxx closure is certainly a game-changer for the food and beverage industry when it comes to consumer convenience. Our close cooperation with Schwarzwaldmilch has turned the challenge of meeting ongoing consumer needs into a reality."

The partnership between SIG and Schwarzwaldmilch claims to offer true product innovation and differentiation as part of SIG's value proposition, which aims to deliver innovative product and packaging solutions that enable businesses to satisfy ever-changing needs.

Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. SIG is one of the leading systems and solutions providers for aseptic carton packaging. The company collaborates with its customers to bring food and beverage products to consumers worldwide in a safe, sustainable, and affordable way. Its unique technology and outstanding innovation capacity enable the company to offer its customers end-to-end solutions for differentiated products, smarter factories, and connected packs to address the ever-changing needs of consumers. Sustainability is integral to SIG's business, and the company is going Way Beyond Good to create a net positive food packaging system.

The Schwarzwaldmilch Group, a dairy cooperative, is one of the leading dairies in Germany. For over 90 years, farmers in the region have supplied their milk to the two facilities in Freiburg and Offenburg. The approximately 1,000 mostly small, family-run farms with an average of 43 dairy cows ensure the dairy products' outstanding quality. The company's portfolio ranges from milk (fresh and long-life), yogurts, butter and sour milk products to lactose-free products – the organic and organic hay-milk range are Bioland certified. Since 2020, the Black Forest Nature subsidiary has also been producing and selling vegan oat-based products under the brand Velike! More than 400 employees work in Freiburg and Offenburg.

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