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SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has announced the introduction of state-of-the-art filling machines for F&B leaders and startups in the India, Middle East and Africa region.
The SIG SmileSmall 24 Aseptic and SIG CleanPouch 25 Aseptic filling machines, now available in SIG’s Technology Center at Dubai Silicon Oasis, offer F&B innovators various benefits and possibilities for product testing and innovation, high-speed performance, volume flexibility, and SIG’s Drinksplus capability.
The centre offers new opportunities for the F&B industry through innovative technologies including the SIG Accelerator, a turnkey solution that fast-tracks innovative ideas to market, offering support for existing customers and F&B start-ups that are looking to bring the next blockbuster product to the market.
All SIG SmileSmall 24 Aseptic filling machines provide the capacity to fill 24,000 SIG SmileSmall carton packs per hour with a flexibility to fill four different volumes, including 180, 200, 220, and 250ml. The flexible spouted pouches are suitable for a range of different applications, including pouches for concentrates to refill rigid containers and squeezable portion pouches for easy use on the go.
Commenting on these new developments, Abdelghany Eladib, President & General Manager IMEA at SIG stated: “We are delighted to unveil these cutting-edge filling machines, marking a milestone for food and beverage manufacturers in the region. F&B leaders and startups can now utilize our Technology Centre at Dubai Silicon Oasis for testing and innovation through an expanded range of packaging options.”
SIG’s Technology Centre in Dubai is part of the company’s Innovation Hub, a multifaceted facility designed to drive innovation and excellence across the region. The Hub also houses the SIG Reliability Center, hosting a wide range of digital innovations which combine the company’s industry knowledge with state-of-the-art technology to address key F&B challenges. An Innovation Customer Centre is also part of the Innovation Hub, serving as a platform for guiding and supporting customers through accelerators and workshops to foster new product innovations, eventually testing them in the Technology Center.
From ideation and design, including recipe formulation and packaging to piloting and promotion, the Technology Centre ushers in a new era of possibilities for the F&B industry. This integrated approach underscores SIG’s commitment to cutting-edge technology, customer support, and pioneering solutions.
“Our Technology Centre is designed to assist established F&B leaders from the region and back budding entrepreneurs looking to launch their F&B businesses. Its avant-garde extrusion, innovative quality measurement system, advanced testing equipment, and future digital technology capacities allow faster development and validation of new products and packaging that meet the ever-increasing consumer demand for sustainability,” Abdelghany added.
Thanks to its broader packaging portfolio, SIG has expanded its packaging application to a wider range of product categories including dairy, plant-based products, juices, beverage concentrates, liquid food, and non-food areas.
“This month, we are pleased to host an event in our Innovation Hub in SIG’s IMEA HQ, marking the celebration of our 170th anniversary. The event will provide our customers and potential customers with an exclusive tour of our revamped Innovation Hub, where they will embark on a journey through SIG’s past, present, and future. Our goal is to empower customers in enhancing their business by harnessing the full potential of filling machine technology,” Abdelghany concluded.
Header image: SIG SmileSmall 24 Aseptic and SIG CleanPouch 25 Aseptic filling machines now available for F&B leaders and startups to fast track their products to market.