Mondi's plant in Korneuburg, Austria ramps up production to supply packaging for the new to market SARS-CoV-2 test cartridge by QIAGEN. Mondi will produce a high-barrier triplex laminate which will provide protection for the test kits which require limited exposure to light and oxygen to remain effective.
- New, mono-material pouch certified as 100% recyclable by independent bodies
- Innovative package has earned three different industry awards
- First StripPouches for Frosch-brand liquid detergents will be on shelves by end of 2019
Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi’s four-year effort with a customer – German cleaning products maker Werner & Mertz GmbH – to develop a fully recyclable, flexible, stand-up pouch for W&M’s Frosch-brand laundry detergent is paying dividends. The project applied Cradle to Cradle® (or C2C) principles to assess every aspect of the product, from design to optimal end-of-life options, to close the packaging loop.
The resulting product, called StripPouch, recently earned certification from two independent bodies for being 100% recyclable, and has been honoured with several industry awards. The product’s first commercial application of Werner & Mertz’s Frosch-brand liquid detergents, is anticipated to be on store shelves by the end of this year.
”Werner & Mertz gave us a challenge to come up with a fully recyclable packaging solution. We embraced this and by applying our EcoSolutions approach, we have both met the challenge and been recognised for our industry effort. Now, applying the knowledge gained from developing StripPouch, others also stand to benefit from Mondi’s approach to being sustainable by design.” Jens Kösters, manager of technical services for Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging.
The two independent bodies who have certified that the pouch is 100% recyclable are:
The institut cyclos-HTP (the Institute for Recyclability and Product Responsibility) and Cologne-based environmental services company Interseroh, with the StripPouch being deemed to be a “fully optimised sustainable design.”
StripPouch, has also won the following awards:
- Austrian magazine Kompack has recognised the StripPouch with its Kompack Green Packaging Star Award®.
- The Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (DVI) named the package a winner in the Sustainability category of its 2019 competition.
- Dow also has honoured StripPouch as a Diamond Finalist as well as with a unique collaboration honorable mention in its 2019 Packaging Innovation Award.
Mondi aims to be sustainable by design, and lives by the mantra: “Paper where possible, plastic when useful.” To facilitate this, it has implemented EcoSolutions –– a customer-centric approach to partnering with clients to deliver on their sustainability goals. This approach empowers Mondi’s partners to meet their commitments through three actions: replace, reduce and recycle.
The StripPouch project with Werner & Mertz is an ideal example of specifically designing for recycling purposes. DVI stated: “This bag impressively demonstrates what can already be achieved today with a consistent recycling approach to design.”
Mondi commissioned sustainability services firm Quantis to conduct a comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of the StripPouch that holds 2 litres of detergent. Quantis concluded that the StripPouch is the best option in comparison to a PET/PE pouch or rigid HDPE bottle regarding carbon footprint. It can save up to 70% of CO₂ emissions compared to the HDPE bottle. The 100% recycling potential, meanwhile, helps to decrease even more of its CO₂ emissions compared to the PET/PE pouch, the study concluded.
Quantis examined the global warming potential (GWP, expressed in kg CO₂eq), which analyses the impacts on climate change due to emissions of greenhouse gases. The StripPouch’s potential is 61 kg CO₂eq, compared to 105 kg CO₂eq for a PET/PE pouch, and 197 kg CO₂eq for a HDPE rigid bottle. Its research further determined that StripPouch production consumed about 80% of the water needed to make a similar PET/PE pouch, and just 40% of the water needed to produce an HDPE rigid bottle.
Mondi is committed to playing its part to produce important supplies and components during the COVID-19 outbreak. As a global leader of elastic and nonwoven solutions for the hygiene industry, Mondi's Personal Care Components team has found a way to convert a production line at its Gronau plant in Germany to manufacture soft, elastic straps which are now being used for face masks and used by medical professionals and consumers globally.
ChemCycling sources feedstock from post-consumer plastic waste to produce virgin grade material for food contact approved quality
Creating flexible packaging from virgin grade material derived from plastic waste is now taking a step towards reality in a pilot project called ChemCycling. Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi, in cooperation with chemical producer BASF and COROOS, have cooperated on a state-of-the-art pilot project.
Mondi recently spun off a new, paper-based line of dog food packaging based on its FlexziBox concept, which until now had been entirely plastics-based. Longtime Mondi customer MERA Tiernahrung GmbH, a socially minded, mid-sized family company in Kevelaer, Germany, supplies private-label pet food to the German retailer Fressnapf Tiernahrungs GmbH.
Mondi, the global packaging and paper group, will highlight BarrierPack Recyclable, its fully recyclable plastic laminate for pre-made pouches and FFS roll stock, along with other innovative products targeting the ice cream, pet food, and food and beverages categories at the upcoming FachPack trade fair in Germany.
New 3D varnish from Mondi adds the “wow” effect to flexible packaging materials at point of sale
Today’s consumers are drawn to unusual and appealing packaging designs and formats that stand out. Inspired by this trend, Mondi has recently created a special 3D varnish with haptic effects for enhanced shelf appeal at point of sale.
As a result of its customer focused research and development, Mondi’s technical films business has created and introduced a water soluble film for the smart and convenient packing and dosing of powders, tabs and granulates. Dissolving completely in water, the film is ideal for single doses of dry materials, such as dishwasher and laundry tabs or bath salts.
Mondi shows how innovative packaging can save food
Global food waste is a serious problem – one that is being tackled by the collaborative efforts of the food and packaging industries and local and global initiatives. Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, is playing an active role in addressing this challenge through its expertise in food safety and innovative packaging.
Mondi to show how its innovative packaging solutions respond to industry and end-user trends at interpack 2017
Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, will show how its packaging solutions are addressing current trends at interpack – the world’s largest trade fair for the packaging industry. Consumers today are sophisticated and demanding. They prefer packaging that is convenient and that helps them make a buying decision. According to a survey from the market intelligence agency Mintel on Packaging Trends 2017, today’s consumers are also attracted by packaging that stands out through unusual and pleasing design, texture or innovative features.
Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, recorded a 30% increase in the number of visitors to its booth at this year’s FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg. Customers, prospective customers, suppliers and other interested visitors totalled nearly 900 over the three-day fair from 27-29 September. Of those, a huge number were first-time contacts for Mondi, showing the importance of trade fairs for reaching a large number of new business contacts and potential customers.
Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, supplies the automotive and automotive parts industries not only with a variety of customised packaging and specialised paper, but also with high-tech automotive interior materials made from extrusion coated multilayer complexes. At the FachPack trade fair on 27-29 September in Nuremberg, Germany, Mondi will show its extensive range of state-of-the-art solutions for the automotive and other industries.
Mondi Containerboard highlights its full range of highly functional papers for packing fruit and vegetables. Whether for high-humidity environments, hot temperatures or cold storage, the ProVantage and EcoVantage product ranges suit all these conditions perfectly. The line features ample selection, offering 12 different paper grades.
Ready-made meals and sauces with high fat content and strong colours often have an undesired side effect on the packaging – they leave stains. As an attractive appearance and long shelf life are two key factors in convenience foods, Mondi set out to find a solution for this problem. The result is a new retort packaging that ensures highest barrier properties whilst sustaining opacity and enabling high-quality designs.
With the launch of numerous new industrial bag constructions over the last few years, Mondi’s innovation strength has been internationally recognized by customers and industry awards. The latest innovations, process improvements, and certifications clearly put the focus on sustainable solutions from an environmental and economic point of view.
- Jo Webb
- Brand Launch
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