Sara Sizer, Communication and Marketing Director, Mondi Group, says, "We will demonstrate that we are in a strong position to advise our customers and be their preferred innovation partner. We see increasing interest in and demand for sustainable packaging and paper solutions from customers everywhere. Sustainability is not a trend, it's a requirement – and this is reflected in the key themes at all of the trade fairs."
Mondi is further supporting sustainability in the industry by sponsoring the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2018, which will take place in conjunction with the Scanpack fair.
New product launches and product improvements to feature at all three fairsAt all three fairs, Mondi will exhibit a new packaging laminate - BarrierPack Recyclable - that can help reduce plastic packaging waste through recycling. This plastic laminate for pre-made pouches and FFS roll-stock is fully recyclable without any compromise of quality or functionality. BarrierPack Recyclable won the 2018 Plastics Recycling Europe Award for "Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling."
Sizer says, "At Mondi, we work towards a circular economy and these recyclable packaging solutions are good examples of how we will change the conversation about plastic packaging through continued R&D and partnership."
Mondi will also launch an advanced version of its perFORMing brand: a natural brown formable paper for shallow tray applications such as cheese, meat or salmon. perFORMing combines two Mondi materials - Advantage Formable paper and a new barrier coating produced in-house - in a patented new thermoformable packaging solution that offers excellent packaging properties and optimal formability. Compared to other trays, it uses up to 70% less plastic and its paper grade is naturally brown instead of dyed brown.
Mondi's improved Splashbag will also be a highlight at all three fairs. It is a water repellent pasted valve bag ideal for dry, powdery materials. Originally launched in 2015 and improved through R&D, this bag is even more water repellent than before. It resists direct rain for up to 6 hours and can be stored in damp environments for up to five days without moisture spoiling the contents. This is an improvement of 50 percent - from 4 hours to 6 hours - and represents a new industry standard for paper bags.
Mondi Splashbag - it resists direct rain for up to 6 hours