SIG’s groundbreaking SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier, the world’s first full barrier packaging material without an 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. 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 CO2 footprint of packaging.
SIG is the innovator in the field of packaging materials without aluminum layers and has been since 2010. SIG Terra Alu-free Full barrier further extends SIG’s lower-carbon packaging materials without an 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 Sustainability Awards’ mission is to illuminate the most critical innovation and initiatives across the packaging value chain, helping to accelerate the adoption of best practices and better technologies and nurturing cross-fertilization of ideas to support positive environmental impacts.
Frederic di Monte, global sustainability marketing manager at SIG, said, “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.”