Mondi and Meurer team up on new paper packaging solution

MONDI has created a new secondary paper packaging solution for wrapping bundles of food and drinks.

The new solution, TrayWrap, is made with Mondi’s Advantage StretchWrap and is being used by a coffee brand to secure 12 coffee packages for transportation across Sweden.

Mondi explained that the paper wrap holds the coffee packs tightly in place with 4-6 adhesive dots on the bottom side of the existing corrugated tray. Pre-punched folding points are designed to ensure stability on each open side.

Advantage StretchWrap is 100% kraft paper made from renewable resources. It has no coating and is described as fully recyclable and easy for customers to dispose of in Europe’s existing paper recycling streams.

By working closely with Meurer, Mondi revealed it has been able to ensure existing machinery can be adapted to accommodate the new solution. The technology used is similar to the one used for film technology, so is said to be easy for food and drink producers to modify existing processes.

Meurer’s latest Paper Hood Machine (PHM) uses an in-line paper technology described as having higher resistance against mechanical stress.

Larsgoran Berglund, business development manager kraft paper at Mondi, said, “Our aim is to be always innovating and providing solutions that work for the product, the customer and the environment. By working closely with Meurer, we are jointly mapping out a path to sustainability that is convenient for customers, supporting them in achieving their own sustainability goals.”

Jens Averbeck, senior global key account manager at Meurer, added, “We are delighted to be working with Mondi, developing solutions that will provide food and drink producers with effective and secure packaging solutions that reduce or replace unnecessary plastic. This is just one example of how effective paper can be in securing goods, and we look forward working with more food producers with this product and process, tackling today’s challenges in the FMCG industries.”