Mondi wins awards for innovative & sustainable packaging

Receives two ScanStar awards and two Obal Roku awards

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From car parts to sparkling wine, Mondi wins awards for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. Photo - Mondi

Mondi has recently received two ScanStar awards and two Obal Roku awards, recognizing its expertise in automotive, eCommerce, and FMCG packaging solutions. Mondi Ansbach, Germany, developed the double ScanStar award-winning transportation packaging solutions for Volvo. The team works closely with its automotive industry customers to create value-added corrugated solutions that protect heavy-duty goods such as brake boosters and headlamps while improving processes and logistics, it said. The ScanStar jury especially highlighted these factors — cost-effectiveness, sustainability, stability, and improvement in work ergonomics.

“Our stakeholders at the plant are very pleased with this packaging concept when it comes to usability and quality,” explained Paulo Soeiro, packaging engineer at Volvo Cars, about Mondi’s brake booster solution.

At this year’s Obul Roka awards, Mondi Bupak, Czech Republic, won in the Technology and Process category with its special edition sparkling wine box for Bohemia Sekt, which stood out due to the imaginative design and high printability capabilities of the Bupak plant. Mondi’s EnvelopeMailer won the eCommerce category, giving customers a fully recyclable alternative to polyethylene bags and polyethylene-coated products when shipping eCommerce goods.

Armand Schoonbrood, chief operating officer – Corrugated Solutions at Mondi, said, “We believe in packaging that is sustainable by design. Our designers have an innovation mind-set that sets standards in the packaging market. I am proud of the recognition of our innovative products and commitment to service and quality is receiving.”

All four awards qualify for the international WorldStar awards run by the World Packaging Organization (WPO). The closing date for entries is in October, and the results will be announced by 15 December.

Mondi Corrugated Solutions, a segment of the business unit Mondi Corrugated Packaging, is a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with a strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. In 2020 the business won three WorldStar awards. In 2019 the business won seven WorldStar Awards for innovation, to add to five won in 2018, more than any other company worldwide. Through a network of 16 plants, Mondi Corrugated Solutions provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy-duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as a shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases, or large containers when shipping FMCG’s, perishables, industrial and dangerous goods, and other products.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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