Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has partnered with Syntegon, a manufacturer of process and packaging machinery, to develop a recyclable paper packaging solution using recycled fibers for dried foods such as flour, sugar, and pasta.
The packaging uses Mondi’s award-winning EcoVantage kraft paper which has been approved by ISEGA for the entire food packaging sector. EcoVantage is made from recycled and responsibly sourced fresh fibers and was previously mainly used for paper shopping bags. Mondi’s commitment to investing in research and development and its successful collaboration with industry players has enabled it to expand its application, meeting consumers’ growing demand for paper-based packaging.
Mondi supplies EcoVantage roll stock to Syntegon who then applies spot coating to create dust-tight, heat-sealable packaging that eliminates contamination throughout the entire product lifecycle – from production to the consumer’s home. Syntegon’s unique technology ensures that only the minimum amount of sealing agent needed is used. The versatility of their technology ensures the protection of powdered food goods and packaging strength which is recyclable in existing paper streams.
The development of these new packaging solutions illustrates a key element of Mondi Group’s MAP2030 targets – by using recycled fibers EcoVantage kraft paper prevents waste, keeps materials in circulation, and is recyclable in existing paper waste streams, as evidenced by Mondi’s Recycling Lab.
Elisabeth Schwaiger, head of research and development and intellectual property flexible packaging at Mondi said, "Thanks to the close partnership with Syntegon and our extensive technical expertise and knowledge of paper, we can support our customers in making more sustainable choices. With high recycling rates of paper and the use of wood as a renewable material, we are delivering a packaging innovation that embraces resource efficiency, waste reduction, and recyclability."
Torsten Sauer, director of sustainability at Syntegon, adds, “It is our goal to create sustainable packaging solutions with the minimum environmental impact possible. With paper packaging that is both recyclable and contains recycled material, we are making a big step towards closing the circularity loop for primary food packaging.”