SIG is investing €12 million in a pilot plant of its new Tech Center Europe, which will be located close to SIG’s packaging plants in Linnich, Germany.
The Tech Center will help to expedite new product and packaging development, to meet the ever-increasing demand for more sustainable packaging solutions. Existing R&D Test Field & Prototype and combiLab facilities will be complemented with a new pilot plant, which will host state-of-the-art extrusion and finishing technology as well as advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment. This will significantly increase serial production processability, system validation and future digital technology capacities.
The pilot plant is scheduled to be operational by end of 2022.
Marcel Schopen, Department Manager Test Field, Prototype & Pilot Plant at SIG, says: “Our new Tech Center Europe will make us even faster and more efficient in bringing new products and packaging solutions to market. It will help our customers to keep one step ahead of trends and changing consumer demands. In the pilot plant and test field of our Tech Center we support all processes from start to finish, including sleeve production, filling products and pallet packing.”