SIG has developed a new generation of packaging called combismile, an innovative on-the-go solution to help food and beverage producers meet growing consumer demand for mobile, convenience and healthy food and beverage products.
The latest innovation was recently introduced during the China International Beverage Exhibition on Science and Technology (CBST 2017) in Shanghai.
With its curved, modern shape and easy-grip corners, combismile is designed to offer convenience and drinking comfort to consumers. The pack is re-closable due to its innovative single-action spout. To flexibly cater to individual market needs, 2 straw hole sizes are available for both small and large footprints as well as different straw types.
SIG has also created combismile to answer growing consumer demand for high quality and convenient packaging that are easy to use while reducing the impact on the environment.
Markus Boehm, CMO of SIG said, “Consumers are now looking for more than just standard products with novel, individual and healthy-minded products high in demand. However, they need to be convenient and easy to consume – anywhere and anytime. With combismile, producers can attract mobile consumers with more targeted on-the-go products that truly stand out at the point of sale.”
SIG combismile is also an ideal partner for premium products due to its smart and elegant appearance. Together with SIG’s built-in drinksplus solution, it can hold more healthy ingredients and real food pieces, such as fruit, vegetables and cereal grains.
The unique combismile shape and smile is formed directly within the filling machine. Each combismile filling machine has an output of 24,000 packs an hour and comes with a number of benefits including high-speed performance, volume flexibility and drinksplus capability added by spout and straw applicators. Together, this represents SIG’s most complete line solution. “As part of SIG’s end-to-end solution approach, combismile will create new possibilities for differentiation, convenience, premiumisation and flexibility,” added Markus Boehm.
Combismile is currently not available in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Japan.
SIG Combibloc Group AG is one of the world's leading solution providers for the food and beverage industry in the field of carton packaging and filling technology with a sales turnover exceeding Euro 1.72 billion (US$2.1 billion) in 2016.
For more information on combismile, go to www.combismile.com.