Leading packaging and paper manufacturer, Mondi, is launching a fully recyclable 80% paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese. The new packaging will reduce plastic usage for Austrian dairy producer SalzburgMilch by approximately 40 tonnes per year, compared to its previously used rigid plastic trays.
- Mondi’s new all-PE recyclable packaging earns green certification by Institute cyclos-HTP
- BarrierPack Recyclable is used by Dutch pet food producer Yarrah for its organic Yarrah and DANO pet food brands, and UK supermarket chain Tesco for its own-brand dishwasher tablets
Mondi, global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, had its award-winning BarrierPack Recyclable all-polyethylene film certified for recyclability. This lightweight mono-material offers a more sustainable packaging solution for diverse applications ranging from stand-up pouches for dishwasher tablets to resealable pouches for organic dog food.
Institute cyclos–HTP GmbH, the Institute for Recyclability and Product Responsibility, independently tested the material and issued a certificate, rating it as 95% recyclable in those areas where a suitable recycling infrastructure is in place.
Mondi recently partnered with Yarrah Organic Petfood BV to develop more sustainable packaging for its certified organic Yarrah and DANO pet food brands. Yarrah wanted to introduce a fully recyclable pouch to replace a multilayer laminate packaging — which was difficult to recycle — to keep it in a circular economy. The pouch also needed to be resealable to keep pet food and snacks fresh, while adding convenience for pet owners.
“At Yarrah we are committed to make a change for the better –– for pets, for the people we work with, and for our planet. We continuously investigate how we can improve what we do, and our plastic packaging has been on our wish list for a long time. With this alternative from Mondi, we make another step in reducing our carbon footprint. And we will not stop here.” says Bas van Tongeren, CEO of Yarrah.
Similarly, working in partnership with a private-label products manufacturer, Mondi helped UK supermarket chain Tesco bring to market a fully recyclable mono-material pouch for its dishwasher tablets. With the switch to BarrierPack Recyclable, the individual tablets can now be wrapped in a water-soluble film instead of polypropylene (OPP) wrapping, further reducing waste.
Tesco already has a system in place to recycle polyethylene carrier bags used to hold customers’ purchases, and BarrierPack Recyclable pouches can also be recycled in this system. It encourages customers to bring the dishwasher tablet pouches back to the store, where they are collected and then recycled back into new carrier bags.
“We believe that there is no single route towards sustainability. With our customer-centric approach EcoSolutions, we collaborate closely with our partners to create bespoke solutions ensuring that our customers can deliver on their sustainability commitments. We ask our customers about the needs of their business, the product and our planet – and BarrierPack Recyclable is one of these solutions that came out of asking the right questions,” said Graeme Smith, Head of Product Sustainability, Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials, Mondi.
Mondi is a signatory of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, committing to 100% of plastic based packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable and 25% being from recycled content by 2025 (food regulations permitting) and are co-founders of the Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX).
Mondi offers many more applications for fully recyclable mono-material pouches, and as part of its customer-centric EcoSolutions approach, they continue to explore new opportunities to close the loop in the circular economy.
Technical details about BarrierPack Recyclable:
- An innovative flexible, high-barrier, laminate packaging solution designed for the circular economy
- Fully recyclable using mono-material – all-PE solution
- Available as FFS material and pre-made stand-up pouch for applications ranging from confectionary, food, pet food to home and personal care
- Suitable for conversion on existing packaging lines
- Lighter than PET/PE laminates of the same thickness
- Available in a wide portfolio of different thicknesses and barrier properties
Caption: Mondi’s BarrierPack Recyclable helps consumer goods brands advance their circular economy goals.
AIM, the European Brands Association, has launched HolyGrail 2.0 with Mondi and other partners across the value chain to prove the viability of digital watermarking for sorting waste at scale. Postage stamp sized watermarks on packaging—which are not visible to the naked eye—make it possible to effectively sort the material into specific waste streams.
Howling success: ‘Wolf of Wilderness’ by zooplus introduces recyclable packaging delivered by Mondi
New flavours of zooplus premium pet food brand ‘Wolf of Wilderness’ uses Mondi’s recyclable, sustainable packaging: pre-made FlexiBag Recyclable and BarrierPack Recyclable form-fill-and-seal (FFS) reel material. The mono-material constructions provide vital barrier properties and aesthetics while the sustainable flexible packaging is suitable for European e-commerce.
Mondi introduces NextLiner - the world’s first sustainable PCK release liner
Mondi has developed the world’s first sustainable polycoated kraft (PCK) paper release liner, which is being launched on a global scale. Mondi’s NextLiner uses a recycled base paper with a coating made from renewable resources.
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has launched a health and safety app as a new way to communicate to its colleagues on wellbeing in the workplace. The app uses state-of-the-art communication and gamification to explain the businesses nine different safety rules. The HEADS UP! app is free to download on any smartphone
Mondi Paper Bags has acquired two paper bag lines from Helwan Cement Company and InterCement Sacs1. With these acquisitions, Mondi’s paper bag production volume in the country will increase by approximately 60-80 million bags annually. As part of the agreement, Mondi will become exclusive supplier of paper bags to Helwan Cement Company and InterCement Sacs.
Mondi partners with meat producer Hütthaler to create new fully recyclable plastic packaging
Mondi developed new recyclable mono-material film for thermoforming applications with Hütthaler and Hütthaler has launched the packaging for meat and sausage products in Austria, where the new thermoforming film is fully recyclable in existing plastic recycling streams.
Mondi Consumer Flexibles is set to enhance its printing & extrusion capabilities across plants in Aramil and Pereslavl while also improving service and flexibility to customers in Russia. Mondi Aramil will install a nine-layer co-extrusion line to produce high-barrier films by the end of 2020. Mondi will also expand its offering of sustainable products for the confectionary, food, dry and wet pet food markets
Mondi has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The Mondi Nyíregyháza plant, which employs more than one hundred people, serves the Hungarian, Romanian, Austrian and Bulgarian market in many industries and sectors.
Mondi’s FlexiBag Recyclable tickles Fido’s taste buds by keeping soft pet food fresh and succulent
Pet food maker Mera is the first to use Mondi's pre-made, mono-material, recyclable plastic FlexiBags for its semi moist dog food. A new 12.5 kg bag is the largest sustainable FlexiBag Recyclable on the pet food market and has officially been certified for recyclability by Institute cyclos-HTP. The bag features a special aroma and fat barrier as well as optimised palletisation and convenient reclosure.
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.
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, 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.
- Jo Webb
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