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Europe: SIG release 50% water saving feature in filling machines

SIG releases water-saving innovation that reduces water consumption up to 50% on new and already installed third generation filling machines.

This breakthrough is another step forward on SIG’s Way Beyond Good journey – its roadmap to becoming a net positive business.

This technology will be included on all new SIG high-speed filling machines, which can fill 24,000 small-size carton packs per hour.

The new technology is also available on most filling machines for carton packs with a size of up to 1.100 ml with a capacity of 12,000 carton packs per hour.

Most of SIG’s third generation filling machines for small and medium size carton packs can also be fitted with a newly developed, and easy-to-fit, water reduction conversion kit, which halves water consumption by saving approximately up to 350 litres per hour.

“Our new water saving technology, including the conversion kit, ensures water pressure is reduced, water flows more slowly and less is consumed, saving up to 350 litres per hour,” said Holger Schmidt, Head of Product Management Technology.

“The saving in water usage will ensure the new technology pays for itself in the longer term – a benefit to both business and the environment.”

In the last two years, SIG’s technical updates have helped its customers in Europe save more than 115 tonnes in CO2 emissions and 25,000m3 of water.