Initial trials of the FunctionalBarrier Paper Ultimate range have shown positive results for both customers and end consumers, indicating that the paper solution is widely accepted and preferred over unrecyclable aluminium and plastic-based alternatives. The investment at their Solec plant in Poland, enables Mondi to produce the high-barrier functional paper at scale using the latest technology. Mondi can offer the complete solution in-house: from production and coating to printing and converting it into the final packaging product. This provides customers with an efficient solution for their packaging needs.
Dirk Gabriel, COO Consumer Flexibles, Mondi, commented: “We have been focused on the aluminium barrier challenge for some time. We knew that with research, development and investment in new technologies, we would find an effective replacement that would provide the necessary protection for our customers’ food products. FunctionalBarrier Paper Ultimate helps our existing and new food producing customers to switch to a more sustainable packaging solution and thus contribute to their sustainability goals. It is a tangible example of our Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030) commitment to making all our packaging solutions reusable, recyclable and compostable.” Industrial scale production of the FunctionalBarrier Paper Ultimate range is expected in the first quarter of 2024.
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