AUSTRIA, Vienna. 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.
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.
Mondi was also 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.
The mono-material film solution for thermoforming applications 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.