Heilbronn, February 09, 2022 – ILLIG Maschinenbau has become a new member of Packaging Valley Germany e.V., the world's most innovative packaging industry cluster, headquartered in
Waiblingen with an additional office in Schwäbisch Hall. The cluster networks around 100 companies with more than 30,000 employees. These include manufacturers of packaging ystems and machines, providers of software and automation solutions, component manufacturers, service providers, and public institutions.
The companies in Packaging Valley are always one step ahead of the future and offer the market the best technologies in the field of packaging machinery. With an export share of over 80%, the technological diversity from Packaging Valley is represented all over the world.
International market leaders from the food, beverage, confectionery, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors are represented among the wide range of customers.
ILLIG is active around the globe with its own subsidiaries and trading partners. The family business offers its customers innovative, economical and high-performance systems for the realization of resource-efficient and sustainable solutions made of cardboard, paper and plastic.
With "Circular Thinking!”, ILLIG bundles many years of technical know-how into the development of sustainable systems. The company supports packaging manufacturers in the design of recyclable applications with "Pactivity ® 360", a holistic approach to package development.
“Circular Thinking!” solutions support the circular economy and the related goals of reduce, reuse, separate, recycle and renew. Optimized packaging can reduce the use of raw materials and make recycling possible in the first place. This “design for environment” principle can be seen on the market today in the form of ILLIG’s I-PACK ® , a novel combination of plastic and paper, which reduces plastic use by 50%.
A packaging solution from the non-food sector is the first blister pack made of cardboard with a clear cellulose window for the Dr.BEST and Aquafresh toothbrush products from GSK Consumer Healthcare. The outer packaging can be completely recycled as paper. According to the distributor, the switch to cardboard saves more than 444 tons of plastic annually.
This sustainable solution received the "German Packaging Award", the "European Carton Excellence Award" and the "World Star Global Packaging Award" in 2021. The industrial production of packaging made from thermoformable paper is the latest example of “Circular Thinking!” from ILLIG.