Arla Foods USA, Basking Ridge, N.J., is said to be the first processor to select SIG’s SIGNATURE PACK to increase market share of its organic dairy products. Arla’s organic milk cartons now carry a clear message to consumers—buying this pack promotes the use of renewable raw materials to protect fossil resources while making a positive impact in reducing CO2 level.

“The SIGNATURE PACK from SIG is a great match for our Arla BIO Weidemilch,” says Elise Bijkerk, marketing director at Arla Foods Germany. “Consumers that choose for our pure Arla BIO Weidemilch also have an increasingly strong interest in sustainable packaging. With the value-added pack from SIG, we can demonstrate our commitment to transparency and our holistic approach to sustainability across the value chain. We are happy to be the first company to use SIGNATURE PACK, and to be able to offer consumers in Germany this solution.”

SIGNATURE PACK cartons are made from 77% paper board from wood and 23% plant-based polymers through mass balancing. This means that for the polymers used in the SIGNATURE PACK, an equivalent amount of bio-based feedstock went into the manufacturing of the polymers. To ensure the integrity of this process, the mass balancing is certified through internationally recognized third parties.

Plus, the packs are aluminum-free, boast a carbon footprint that’s 72% lower than a standard SIG carton pack of the same format and are based on a life cycle assessment (CB-100732 of 02.03.2018) carried out by independent experts using the ISO 14040 international standard.

The polymers that make up the rest of the SIGNATURE PACK cartons, including the barrier and the spout, are linked to 100% plant-based material using recognized and audited certification schemes to ensure strict traceability and accountability.

“With Arla, we have found a partner who shares our vision of creating a more sustainable future by doing more for the environment and reducing the consumption of fossil resources,” adds Martin Herrenbrueck, president and general manager Europe at SIG, Germany. “By choosing the SIGNATURE PACK, Arla is getting the benefits of a global innovation that better cares for the environment and caters for consumer needs.”