Mondi has switched to certified base paper for its entire portfolio of glassine-based release liners with the goal of ensuring traceability and responsible forest management.

Glassine-based release liners are mainly used for labels, tapes, and medical applications. By moving to certified base paper, Mondi says it is working with partners to ensure that its release liners align with its commitment to maintaining zero deforestation in its own forests and supply chain.

All of Mondi’s pulp and paper mills are PEFC or FSC certified, and the company claims that 100% of its forests are certified. In addition, Mondi says 76% of its externally sourced wood and 100% of its sourced pulp are from certified sources.

Mondi adds that it already works with a number of certification bodies to help increase the availability of certified wood fibre in its key wood sourcing markets in Europe. The company’s EcoSolutions approach apparently involves a proactive approach to sustainability and traceability.

Stefan Schönberger, head of product sustainability for release liners at Mondi, says: “As part of our MAP2030 ambitions, we commit to taking action on climate change, and setting an example for others working in international manufacturing, production and logistics to help them make sustainability a key priority.

“Offering certified base paper is part of this. It is the first step to upgrading our entire release liner portfolio, which will manage our impacts while providing the best possible solutions for the customer and the end consumer.”

Earlier this year, Mondi entered an agreement to sell its Personal Care Components (PCC) business to enable its strategic focus on expanding its packaging operations. The company offers paper-based packaging solutions including functional barrier paper for some of Iceland’s frozen food ranges and a lightweight wrapping system in partnership with ACMI that can apparently replace plastic for transport applications.