Drylock, a global manufacturer of hygiene products, approached Mondi to create a paper-based alternative to its existing plastic diaper packaging, and was looking for a solution that would travel well, have strong shelf-appeal, and protect the product - while also using renewable resources and significantly reducing its CO2 footprint.
“We approached Mondi because of their expertise in paper packaging and their extensive knowledge of the global hygiene market. Consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging that is kinder to the planet without compromising the integrity of the product.
"With the EcoWicketBag, consumers can be confident of product quality and packaging sustainability,” said Werner Van Ingelgem, R&D director at Drylock Technologies.
Mondi says that the EcoWicketBag can be placed in existing paper streams, even in countries with the strictest recycling regulations. An EcoWicketBag made out of compostable materials is also available.
Mondi also ensured that EcoWicketBag fits with Drylock Technologies’ existing plant processes, meaning that it can be filled and sealed on existing machines.
“We work closely with our clients using our customer-centric EcoSolutions approach to create packaging that is fit for purpose – using paper where possible, plastic when useful. With Drylock Technologies it was key to reduce the amount of plastic used, meet our customer’s sustainability targets, and protect the products for consumers.
"By liaising closely and asking the right questions from the outset, we have been able to deliver on all of the above,” said Claudio Fedalto, COO for Paper Bags at Mondi.