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.
Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi, in cooperation with chemical producer BASF and COROOS, one of the biggest European companies in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses for premium A-brands and private label products, have cooperated on a state-of-the-art pilot project.
Together they produced a stand-up pouch that is safe for food contact partly made with raw material which was derived from chemically recycled plastic. Until now, recycling plastic has chiefly been mechanical, limiting the scope of plastics that can be recycled and limiting the number of products that can be created with recycled material, in particular for the strict legal European regulations in place for food packaging.
Mondi believes that packaging should be sustainable by design, using paper where possible, and plastic when useful. For food protection and extending shelf life, plastic is often the best choice because of its barrier properties. These requirements make it difficult to use mechanically recycled plastic due to potential impurities and plastic flaws that can occur in the layers, limiting the applicability for food contact. “BASF is working on advancing the chemical recycling of plastic waste, because this will make it possible to process and reuse plastics that are currently difficult to recycle such as mixed plastics. This prototype packaging which is based on pyrolysis oil derived from waste plastic shows that the life cycle of consumer plastics, including multilayer packaging, could become a closed loop,” explained Christoph Gahn, who is responsible for the polyamide business at BASF.
As a leader in the flexible packaging market, Mondi partnered with BASF to produce this virgin grade material into a multi-layer laminate for food packaging for COROOS private label products and their own A-brand Servero. In the manufacturing, 100% of the fossil feedstock was replaced by pyrolysis oil derived from mixed recycled material for one of the inner layers (oriented polyamide, OPA-12 m). In total 12% of the packaging weight is made of ChemCycled material. The recycled material was allocated via a certified mass balance approach. Graeme Smith – Sustainability Manager for Mondi Consumer Packaging - explained more about the pilot project: “It is important to show proof of concept when establishing breakthrough developments, and for chemical recycling it is an essential part of the roadmap to commercialising this process in the future.”
Sustainable solutions are not just a priority for Mondi, but across the entire value chain: “COROOS is partnering in this project because we care about sustainability and are looking into different options to improve our footprint, e.g. by using packaging from recycled materials, packaging materials being recyclable and/or by being re-usable” shared Elke Schroevers, the Marketing Manager of COROOS. With this development, the way is paved for plastic waste to become a new resource for flexible packaging while replacing fossil fuels.
Physical samples have been produced during a recent line trial by COROOS and will be presented at FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany from 24-26th of September 2019.
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.
Mondi, Werner & Mertz partner on fully recyclable, award-winning StripPouch that supports a circular economy
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 principles to assess every aspect of the product, from design to optimal end-of-life options, to close the packaging loop.
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.
- Alice Masulli
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