Two new containerboard paper grades from Mondi combine fresh and recycled fibres in a bid to balance environmental responsibility with strength, cost efficiency, and printability.

The two-ply ProVantage SmartKraft Brown and White papers – the subject of Mondi’s newly-launched campaign – are designed with 100% fresh fibre on top and 100% recycled fibre underneath. They are said to be made entirely from responsibly sourced raw materials and are recyclable at end-of-life.

Available in brown and white versions, the papers intend to cut down on environmental impact without compromising the strength or quality of conventional solutions. Mondi recommends their use in e-commerce, retail, and fast-moving consumer goods applications.

Gijs Huisman, sales director Containerboard at Mondi, says: “The timing of the campaign could not be better as we are currently executing a €95 million upgrade of Mondi Świecie’s containerboard mill in Poland, to serve customers even more efficiently with shortened lead times and further grammage options.

“Our customers need high performance, sustainable paper and packaging solutions and we can offer this with our extended range of ProVantage containerboard papers.”

Mondi emphasizes that expert guidance is available from its Containerboard team.

Other renewable packaging and paper solutions were showcased by Mondi at drupa 2024. These included its IQ GRASS+ Packaging, made with FSC-certified fresh fibre pulp and up to 30% grass fibres; and IQ board, an uncoated virgin fibre paper designed to streamline processing in printing, filling, and finishing.

Sappi also revealed two new, renewable flexible packaging papers earlier this year, intending to offer an alternative to fossil-based solutions and unlock customization for customers. Both are said to resist water vapour, mineral oils, and grease, making them suitable for food and non-food products.

Additionally, its Algro Finess C coated flexible packaging paper is intended to provide high-quality print and converting properties while preventing colour cracking after printing or folding. It is double-coated on one side, has a high-gloss surface, and is available in grammages of 80 g/m2 and 90 g/m2.

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