Mondi feeds pet market growth with sustainable packaging at Interzoo

Innovative flexible solutions can help the industry become more sustainable

Mondi feeds pet market growth with sustainable packaging at Interzoo. Photo Mondi

Mondi, in packaging and paper, is presenting its broad portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions at this month’s Interzoo and demonstrating how flexible packaging can drive sustainability in the pet food industry.

MondiPackaging for pet food and pet care needs to be both protective and sustainable – the food contents need to remain fresh and intact but the top priority for eight of ten pet owners is packaging that is sustainable, according to a recent Mondi Dow premium pet packaging survey. Shoppers worldwide are shifting towards mindful consumption and actively choosing brands that reduce their impact on the environment, particularly in light of the rise in eCommerce.

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Mondi’s expertise helps pet food manufacturers all over the world respond to this, through its EcoSolutions approach. Working closely with customers means the best possible solution can be created. Those solutions use paper where possible and plastic when useful – and help consumers contribute to a better world once pets have been fed.

At this year’s Interzoo, Mondi will be exhibiting a wide range of packaging solutions for the pet food industry to meet the individual needs of customers –

RetortPouch Recyclable is perfect for wet pet food. A new high barrier pouch, it can replace complex multi-layer and unrecyclable packaging, offering a solution that can withstand high temperatures, protect the product, and provide excellent shelf life while reducing food waste.

Mondi’s FlexiBag recyclable prove popular for dry pet food, meanwhile – a reclosable high barrier packaging solution that confines smells, protects the product and is recyclable, it is already being used by several leading pet food brands.

“We are really looking forward to meeting our partners, customers and suppliers face to face once more,” says Alexander Korolchuk, Business Development manager Pet Food for Consumer Flexibles, Mondi. “This is an important event on the pet food calendar and will allow us to show how Mondi’s technical skills, capabilities and global presence mean we can help drive an even stronger pet food sector, by reducing food waste while improving product protection and end-user trust.”Mondi

The world´s leading trade fair for the pet industry is welcoming manufacturers, retailers and suppliers back to Nuremberg, Germany, from 24 – 27 May 2022. Mondi is present in hall 7A stand 216 and displays further paper and plastic solutions, for examlple paper-based FlexiBags that are made from renewable materials and enhanced with a functional barrier to reduce the amount of plastic used while ensuring premium product protection and convenient handling for consumers. High-quality block or pinch bottom paper bags are available with a variety of barrier options to bring the required protection to the pet food through coated material, laminated or free film between the paper plies, or greaseproof paper.

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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

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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