Mondi has collaborated with an Italian machine producer, ACMI, to create a new wrapping system for pallets that uses paper instead of plastic.

Advantage StretchWrap is a brand-new lightweight paper grade from Mondi made especially for wrapping pallets. The company claims that the solution, which is responsibly sourced from renewable materials in Scandinavia, is able to stretch and resist punctures, providing robust protection for goods during transit.

According to Mondi, the paper’s “impressive stretchability” and “high-tensile strength” make it a reliable alternative for transport. Acceleration tests to simulate transportation with ESTL equipment (performed according to EUMOS 40509) and real-life transportation trials have reportedly confirmed that pallets wrapped with Advantage StretchWrap are safe.

Paulus Goess, sales director for specialty kraft paper at Mondi, comments: “Mondi’s experience in high-stretch papers is in the DNA of this new paper solution. Mondi has been producing strong, stretchable paper for wrapping spring mattresses for over 20 years. Continuous developments for the paper parameters in strength, stretch, and reduced grammage made it possible to consider new applications.

Now, after two years of research and development, we are proud to launch Advantage StretchWrap, our innovative paper-based solution for pallet wrapping. It is a great example of how we are making packaging and paper sustainable by design, using paper where possible, plastic when useful.”

“Working together with Mondi on this new solution is an exciting step towards using recyclable paper for pallet wrapping. This partnership shows how innovations in paper and machine technology can align to increase the number of options available for companies who are looking for more sustainable alternatives,” adds Luigi Brugnoli, global sales director at ACMI.