Aldi Spain chooses aseptic carton for milk range

Aldi Spain is to package its Milsani long life milk range in a one-litre aseptic carton pack from SIG. The discount supermarket chose SIG’s combibloc EcoPlus as part of a move towards greater sustainability in packaging.

According to SIG, the combibloc EcoPlus reduces CO2 emissions by up to 28 per cent because it is made of 82 per cent unprocessed paperboard from renewable and bio-based FSCTM-certified raw material wood.

An ultra-thin polyamide layer acts as a barrier to protect the product from flavour loss and external odours. Fine polyethylene layers, inside and out, are also added to the aluminium-free carton pack. The inner layer forms a liquid barrier for the product while the outer layer keeps moisture out.

“Aldi Spain is based on the principle of ‘avoid, reuse and recycle’ to help combat the issue of packaging waste, while also promoting the circular economy,” said Mònica Díaz, part of Aldi Spain’s corporate responsibility team. “Sustainability is also very important to our consumers, who expect high quality but also packaging solutions with minimal impact on the planet. By choosing SIG’s combibloc EcoPlus solution for our Milsani milk range, we’re offering one of the most eco-conscious and premium carton packaging options available.”

Milsani milk products are filled on a CFA310 filling machine from SIG. “Our close cooperation with Aldi ensures we are able to meet the company’s important sustainability goals, as well as bringing added value to Milsani milk consumers,” explained Helena Bayo, head of Iberia at SIG. “Both companies are committed to always acting as responsibly as possible and Aldi’s sustainable promise has perfect synergy with our Way Beyond Good net-positive approach.”