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, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has been recognised in this year’s Austrian Green Star Packaging Awards for two recent sustainable packaging innovations developed using its customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions:
PerFORMing - paper-based packaging with special barrier coating to protect cheese slices
Austria’s biggest retailer REWE worked together with Mondi to launch a more sustainable cheese tray for their organic brand Ja! Natürlich. Mondi developed a special kraft paper, Advantage Formable Brown, to replace rigid plastic trays. Its unique stretch characteristics mean it can be formed into a shallow tray enhanced with a special barrier coating.
This PerFORMing technology combines 80% paper, a renewable and recyclable raw material, with a 20% barrier coating. “The adoption of this package allowed REWE to reduce the amount of plastic used by 70% and the carbon footprint by two-thirds,” said Marko Schuster, COO of Mondi Functional Paper & Films.
Fully recyclable thermoforming plastic film for meat
Mondi was able to reinvent packaging for Austrian meat producer Hütthaler. The packaging was designed for recycling while maintaining optimum barrier properties and replacing a previous, less sustainable, packaging.
“Together with Hütthaler, we developed a mono-material film solution for thermoforming applications that can be fully recycled, and still provides a barrier to protect food. The new film meets high food standards, preserves shelf life and also helps Hütthaler to save on disposal fees due to its recyclability,” said Andreas Koppitz, COO of Mondi's Consumer Flexibles business.
Schuster and Koppitz, on behalf of their teams, expressed how proud they are to win these awards. Both products underscore Mondi’s commitment to developing sustainable solutions that contribute to a better world.
Read more about PerFORMing here: “Mondi’s sustainable paper-based packaging solution for food trays”
Read more about the fully recyclable thermoforming plastic film here: “Mondi partners with meat producer Hütthaler to create new fully recyclable plastic packaging”
Technical details about PerFORMing:
- Formable paper packaging with a patented barrier
- Made from natural brown paper (Advantage Formable Brown)
- Ideally suited for shallow food trays (e.g. for cheese, meat or fish)
- High symmetrical stretch for uniform formability
- Suitable for existing filling lines
- Results in 70% less plastic used compared to rigid plastic trays
- 70% CO2 reduction compared to plastic alternative
Technical data for the recyclable thermoforming film:
- Newly developed plastic film for thermoforming applications, which fulfills all functionalities of previous multi-material structures
- Completely recyclable through the use of a mono-material
- Significant improvement of the CO2 balance compared to existing packaging is possible up to 50%
- Suitable for packaging products with excellent sealability requirements, as top and bottom film are made of the same material
- Gives food a longer shelf life due to a unique gas barrier
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.
- Nicole Tauster
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- Created 02 Oct 2020
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