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Asia Pacific: SIG, DNP enters Japan with filling technology

The 50-50 joint venture DNP • SIG Combibloc is bringing packaging innovation and value-added filling technology to Japan, with SIG’s on-the-go combismile carton pack.

Co-packer Cosmo Foods will be the first company in Japan to install a high speed combismile filling machine from SIG.

With integrated drinksplus technology, Cosmo Foods can develop and fill new product concepts with tangible added value including real pieces of fruit or vegetables, creating prospects to work with many top Japanese food and beverage brands.

Demand continues to grow in Japan for healthy, differentiating and high-quality beverages in convenient single-serve packs for on-the-go consumption.

With its curved, modern shape and easy-grip corners, combismile provides consumers with convenient consumption straight from the pack, with a leak-proof and tamper evident single action closure.

It is also proven to be one of the most sustainable packaging solutions, created using only paperboard made of pulp from FSC-certified, responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources.

“The new combismile filling line will be sited at our plant in Komono. Cosmo Foods currently offers co-packing of beverages in plastic packaging, but we have decided to add carton packs to our portfolio because of their excellent environmental profile,” says Hideki Kasai, president of Cosmo Foods.

The combismile filling technology is flexible with high output (24,000 carton pack per hour), and low waste rates.

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