17 Sep 2018
Mondi to showcase BarrierPack Recyclable, and a host of other packaging innovations at FachPack 2018
Latest developments boost the convenience factor for consumers
Vienna, 17 September 2018 – 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.
At the show –– to be held 25-27 September in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg –– Mondi will be at Booth 7-254 in Hall 7 to display a variety of products that enhance consumer convenience.
Mondi will partner with SN Maschinenbau GmbH –– based in Wipperfuerth, Germany –– to demonstrate the ease of processing BarrierPack Recyclable products. At booth 3A-242 in Hall 3A, SN German Pouch-Pack Technology will run the material on the FM 060 model –– an intermittent-working, horizontal, and rotary form/fill/seal (FFS) machine which can be customized for particular customer needs based on three basic machine variants (basic, premium and wet).
“We’ve been running samples of this Mondi laminate material, and are excited about its prospects to fill an important sustainability void in the market,” explained Oliver Betzer, SN’s global sales director. “At the show, we will produce filled and sealed pouches from rollstock to demonstrate the safety and the simplicity of the packaging process using Mondi’s BarrierPack Recyclable film combined with advanced SN machine technology.”
This collaboration between Mondi and SN underscores how they are taking a leadership position in developing more sustainable solutions that work in the production environment, contends Mondi. “The live demonstration at FachPack shows that Mondi and its partners have been doing, while competitors have been talking,” said Carl Stonley, Technical Account Manager at Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging, “Seeing is believing at trade shows. It’s one thing to say trials are likely to succeed, and another altogether to show them succeeding in real time.”
Offering convenience and sustainability
Earlier this year, Mondi added a barrier layer to BarrierPack Recyclable’s multilayer construction to provide a gas barrier that greatly extends the laminate’s breadth of potential applications. In addition to being fully recyclable and already providing a moisture barrier, the material offers exceptional mechanical properties and is suitable for a range of packaging style formats.
“Constructed using two layers of polyethylene film,” explains Stonley, “BarrierPack Recyclable is a highly functional, flexible, packaging material that’s easy to open and reclose for added consumer convenience.”
The material is stiffer, stronger and lighter than a conventional PET/PE laminate of the same thickness and it can be formed directly on form/fill/seal machines, as well as used for pre-made packaging. This past spring, the material was honoured as the “Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling” at the 2018 Plastics Recycling Europe Awards in Amsterdam and just recently won the German Packaging Award in the category Sustainability.
“Our new laminate, BarrierPack Recyclable, is a leap forward for sustainable packaging,” said Stonley, “and we’re pleased to see others in the industry recognise that.”
An expanding packaging portfolio
While BarrierPack Recyclable may have pride of place on Mondi’s FachPack stand, it will hardly be the only noteworthy product on display, company officials note.
* Ice cream –– Mondi offers a large portfolio of complementary products for various ice cream and confectionary products, including convenient “easy-to-open solutions” that help to generate impulse purchases. As one of the capacity leaders in this sector, customers can consider Mondi as “one-stop shop” when it comes to ice cream packaging.
* Pet food –– Mondi has long served the pet-food sector with a broad range of solutions, and has a number of well-established customer relationships. Leveraging its “out of the box” thinking, it regularly partners with clients to develop innovative packaging developments for this market, which has generated new products such as premade plastic bags.
* Food and beverages –– Mondi continues to develop new packaging options for this sector that boost consumer convenience and contribute to more sustainable solutions. When it comes to coffee, for example, it offers aluminium-free packages, along with improved portion packaging. In the food arena, Mondi’s spouted pouches and SteamFast microwave cooking pouches fit perfectly into the busy lifestyles of people on the go.
For more information on any of these innovations, feel free to contact your local Mondi CPG representative, visit us or contact SN Maschinenbau online at www.mondigroup.com/flexiblepackaging or www.sn-maschinenbau.com, or stop by either of our stands at FachPack. We’re here to make your life easier and more convenient!
Notes for editors
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, delighting its customers and consumers with innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. Mondi is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is embedded in everything Mondi does. In 2017, Mondi had revenues of €7.10 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.48 billion.
Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker MND, and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker MNDI. Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.
About SN German Pouch-Pack Technology
In Wipperfuerth, about 40 kilometers north-east of Cologne, Germany, SN Maschinenbau GmbH produces horizontal form-, fill-, and seal pouch packaging machines for a very wide scope of products. Our more than 240 employees are experts in their fields, regardless of whether they work in R&D, production, sales, service, or construction. At SN, we believe in flat hierarchies, individual customer service and fast implementation.
SN Maschinenbau is the global leader in horizontally operating FFS and FS rotary pouch packaging machines. Whether pharmaceutical products, food or non food, pet food, cosmetics, drinks or household products: We pack almost everything – even seeds and sensitive dairy products. Our latest innovations provide ULTRA-CLEAN technologies and capabilities, special sealing features and even higher productivity rates. A unique technical standard was achieved by our horizontal 6x packaging machine with ten rotary stations. It is the first of its kind globally.
As a family owned company, we are proud to belong to the so-called “German Mittelstand” that is driven by its passion for innovation, technology, quality and our ambition to serve our clients all around the world, be it in Europe, the Americas or in Asia-Pacific.