Mondi wins two awards for sustainable food packaging

Mondi's EcoSolutions approach gets recognition

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PerFORMing, a paper-based packaging with patented barrier for cheese slices, developed for Austrian retailer REWE. Photo - Mondi

Mondi, a packaging and paper manufacturer, has been recognized in this year’s Austrian Green Star Packaging Awards for two recent sustainable packaging innovations developed using its customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions: PerFORMing, paper-based packaging with special barrier coating to protect cheese slices 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. Mondi said that its stretch characteristics allow it to 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. “The adoption of this package allowed REWE to reduce the amount of plastic used by 70% and the carbon footprint by two-thirds,” said Marko Schuster, chief operating officer of Mondi Functional Paper and Films. Fully recyclable thermoforming plastic film for meat Mondi was able to reinvent packaging for Austrian meat producer Hütthaler. The packaging was designed for recycling while maintaining optimum barrier…

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