Mondi serves up RetortPouch Recyclable to food and wet pet food manufacturers

Extensive research enables range of application needs to be met

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Mondi’s RetortPouch Recyclable for pet food. Photo Mondi

Mondi, a global enterprise in packaging and paper, has added to its range of sustainable premium food and pet food packaging solutions with the launch of RetortPouch Recyclable.

The new high-barrier pouch will replace complex multi-layer and unrecyclable packaging for a range of food and wet pet food products. Moist or semi-moist foods that are heat-treated in steam or hot water retort vessels to achieve commercial sterilization for shelf-stable foods require retort packaging. The aluminium typically used in most solutions has been substituted with an innovative high-barrier film that keeps temperatures high and maintains short processing times during the retort process.

The new mono-material retort packaging is fully recyclable, offering a solution that protects the product, provides exceptional shelf life for a mono-material solution, and reduces potential food waste.

Mondi has spent over two years researching and testing this product to ensure that several important application needs can be met. The launch of RetortPouch Recyclable is another step towards Mondi’s goal of ensuring that all of its products are reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 as part of its MAP2030 commitments.

“Sustainability is a top priority for Mondi and we are committed to make this innovation available for all our customers by using our customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions. Our fully recyclable solution helps to lower the product’s environmental footprint and customers can be confident that their products will be completely protected throughout manufacturing and transportation and meet their sustainability goals. This is another example of our award-winning expertise in creating sustainable food packaging and delivering circular-driven solutions that work for the customer, the end-user, and the environment,” says Eveline Wagner-Hahn, managing director, Mondi Korneuburg.

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Mondi’s RetortPouch Recyclable. Photo Mondi

Mondi is a global enterprise in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Its business is integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the center of its strategy and intrinsic in the way it does business. It leads the industry with its customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions, where it asks the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2020, Mondi had revenues of EUR 6.66 billion (approximately Rs 57,549 crore) and an underlying EBITDA of EUR 1.35 billion (approximately Rs   11,665 crore).

Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). 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.

Mondi Consumer Flexibles is part of Mondi’s Business Unit Flexible Packaging and a global manufacturer of tailor-made flexible plastic and hybrid packaging solutions that are sustainable by design. The product range includes pre-made bags, stand-up pouches, and high-performance barrier materials with film- and paper-based solutions. Making it possible to provide paper where possible, and plastic when useful. It serves some of the world’s biggest brands and FMCG’s in categories such as fresh food, pet food, home, and personal care. Committed to quality, it provides customer-oriented packaging solutions and cutting-edge innovations developed by its state-of-the-art R&D center in Gronau. Its network serves customers from 27 operations located in 12 countries.

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