Mondi, a global enterprise in packaging and paper, has scooped six competency awards in the Turkish Crescents and Stars for Packaging 2020 competition, organized by the Turkish Packaging Manufacturer’s Association.
The company’s innovative approaches to sustainable and effective packaging solutions were recognized in four different categories – industrial and transportation (cable reel from Mondi Adana plant, and floralbox from Mondi Tire plant); flexible packaging (Unilever recyclable PP base soup packaging from Mondi Kalenobel, and Orkla metal free structure for chips from Mondi Kalenobel); food (safe bottle box from Mondi Karaman plant); and point of sale, presentation; and storage products (one piece from Mondi Izmit plant).
Almost 280 different packaging products were assessed across the 13 award categories in the ninth Crescents and Stars for Packaging competition. The award wins demonstrate Mondi’s cross-market approach to packaging, spanning a range of industries and serving very diverse business and consumer audiences.
Sevinç Yener Çimecioğlu, chief executive officer Mondi Tire Kutsan said, “The standard of entries was very high, so we are delighted to receive these awards. The Crescents and Stars for Packaging competition credits the way we combine creativity and technology to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals, finding ideal, unique packaging solutions for their goods. We are contributing to a better world by making innovative solutions using paper where possible, plastic when useful.”
Umit Sahin, managing director, Mondi Kalenobel, added, “It is fantastic to be recognized for the sustainable packaging we created in collaboration with our customers Orkla and Unilever. This is testament to the hard work of our teams and the strong relationships we enjoy with our global clients. Our aim is always to work closely with our valued partners through our customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions, to create sustainable packaging that works for the products, consumers, and the environment.”
The winners of the Crescents and Stars for Packaging Competition 2020 will be presented with Gold, Silver, and Bronze trophies at a later date, once large scale gatherings are permitted due to the pandemic.
Cable reel is a functional two-piece reel design made of corrugated cardboard. It is used for wrapping of plastic cables or wire. This environmentally-friendly solution is a sustainable substitute for plastic wrapping.
FloralBox is an eCommerce solution offering a modular system to securely ship potted plants of different types and sizes and in various combinations. The one-for-all insert accommodates different protection needs, with consumers delighted by the pristine condition the plants arrive in alongside the positive unboxing experience.
Unilever recyclable PP base soup packaging
A recyclable mono-material film product was created for Knorr’s dry soup powder range, replacing a multi-material laminate. The packaging preserves the shelf-life of the food product and works with existing production machines. The product was developed by Mondi to help Unilever stay committed to using plastic packaging that is 100 % reusable, recyclable, and compostable by 2025.
Orkla metal free structure for chips
Mondi’s metal-free high barrier laminate makes the packaging for Orkla Confectionery and Snacks Norway’s chips range recyclable by eradicating the need to include a metalized layer, retaining crispness, and avoiding grease leakage.
Safe bottle box
Safe bottle box is designed to protect a single bottle from any impact during the eCommerce shipments. Thanks to the adjustable flap on the inner box, it can be adapted to bottles of different sizes.
One piece is a display and transportation unit that provides advantages to the end consumer as well as to the manufacturer with its simple, shopping-friendly structure and its one-piece design.
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 fully 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. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of EUR 7.27 billion (approximately Rs 63961 crore) and underlying EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of EUR 1.66 billion (approximately Rs 14604 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.