POLAND – Sustainable packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi has revealed plans to invest over €16 million (US$17.40m) in its Krapkowice plant in Poland in response to demand for sustainable packaging from the eCommerce industry.

The company will utilize this investment to install a new production line at the facility that is set to double the overall production capacity of the bags for this year.

This will further allow Mondi to address the increasing demand for sustainable packaging from the e-commerce industry in the region.

Mondi Paper Bags’ MailerBAG director Thierry De-Vleminck said: “Consumers are becoming more concerned about packaging materials, with research showing around 70% willing to pay more for best-fit packaging.

“The growing e-commerce market needs a strong supply of quality packaging that has a real focus on sustainability, which is what we deliver, a bespoke solution for every customer, every time.”

MailerBAG is lightweight, cost-effective, durable, and puncture and tear-resistant. It saves space and is easy to open and close and is therefore used by consumers to carry their goods.

The bag range is available in various sizes and has good printability to ensure that brand users can communicate their identity and message to consumers.

Bogdan Rozio, Mondi Paper Bags’ regional manager for Central and Eastern and managing director for Poland added: “We are delighted to be investing further in the e-commerce industry and our Krapkowice plant.

“It contributes to our MAP2030 commitment to make all our packaging solutions reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and allows us to respond to the market demand in this key region.”

Syntegon partnership

Early this month, Mondi and packaging machinery manufacturer Syntegon joined forces to develop a recyclable paper packaging solution for dry food products.

As part of the partnership, Mondi will supply its EcoVantage kraft paper to Syntegon, who will apply spot coating to it to create dust-tight, heat-sealable packaging.

Syntegon’s technology limits the usage of sealing agents while ensuring the protection of powdered food goods and packaging strength.

The packaging marks the first time EcoVantage kraft paper is used on dry food packaging. It is recyclable in existing paper waste streams as it is made from responsibly sourced fibers.

Mondi’s head of R&D and Intellectual Property Flexible Packaging Elisabeth Schwaiger said: “Thanks to the close partnership with Syntegon and our extensive technical expertise and knowledge of paper, we can support our customers in making more sustainable choices.

“With high recycling rates of paper and the use of wood as a renewable material, we are delivering a packaging innovation that embraces resource efficiency, waste reduction and recyclability.”

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