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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2017: Mondi barrier films offer American market unprecedented product protection.


September 18, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff

VIENNA—Striving to protect product aroma and scent against external contamination, Mondi Consumer Packaging promotes its latest industrial barrier film solutions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2017 to be held September 25-27, 2017.

Highlights at Mondi’s booth S-6715 include a range of pre-formed tubes and bags that provide greater product protection and improved material stability. The North American audience can put the films’ outstanding mechanical properties to the test and find out how to benefit from Mondi’s blown film extrusion technology.

What sets Mondi’s solutions apart is their unique film structure. Comprising multilayer films, including a Nylon (PA) or EVOH (Ethylene vinyl alcohol) layer in the center, it creates an almost impenetrable barrier for moisture, scent or gas.

Additionally, this stronger structure makes the material far more durable and tighter than conventional sealed films, which cannot provide the same level of stability. As a result, food, cosmetic, agricultural and chemistry products can enjoy a much higher level of product protection than previously possible thanks to an extended shelf life.

Moreover, the films are available in two different versions. The first one is a pre-formed tube with side gussets, which is ideal for automated form, fill and sealing production in a wide variety of formats from one pound up to 50 pounds. The film tubes can be printed on in as many as six colors. The solution also provides added value: a special anti-slip embossing simplifies palletization of the product.

The second version of the ultra-strong and protective films can be used for pre-formed bags that require manual filling. Being resistant to flex-cracks, the integrity of these bags is comparable to aluminum. Consequently, the increased product protection and high material quality makes these films particularly appealing for the American pet food and pharmaceutical markets. Visitors to PACK EXPO Las Vegas can experience first-hand how Mondi’s high barrier film bags enhance product shelf life without compromising brand differentiation. In fact, brand differentiation can be increased by printing on the bags – again, with up to six colors.

Mondi Consumer Packaging chief executive officer Georg Kasperkovitz states, “PACK EXPO Las Vegas is a great platform for demonstrating how our latest innovative flexible packaging solutions reflect the increasing trend towards product protection at point of sale. We see a huge potential for the North American barrier products market and we believe our solutions can help food and pharma producers seize this opportunity.”

About Mondi
Mondi is an international packaging and paper group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Its key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of ~CDN $9.8 billion, and a return on capital employed of 20.3 percent.
The company is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain—from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions, with over 100 products customized into more than 100,000 solutions.
Leading brands around the world rely on its innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.
Company information available at www.mondigroup.com.


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