Polish plant to make packaging paper with polymer barrier / Paper recycling streams viable for disposal
South African packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi (Johannesburg; said it plans to invest roughly EUR 16 mn at its plant in Solec, Poland, where it will produce its FunctionalBarrier Paper packaging material with a polymer barrier from Q1 2024.

An alternative to composites with an aluminium layer, the material can be processed on conventional FFS machines, according to the supplier (Photo: Mondi)

The material is said to have a high barrier function to protect against water vapour and oxygen and is to be used for dry foods, milk powder, and household and hygiene products. Depending on customer requirements, the coating is applied either by dispersion or extrusion. When asked by, Mondi did not provide any information on which polymer-based materials are used and how high their volume share is.

Related: European brands step up eco packaging game 

According to Mondi, the packaging material can be recycled in paper waste streams throughout Europe; as the proportion of non-paper fibres is likely 5% or less. 

Company policy stipulates that all packaging solutions should be reusable, recyclable, and compostable 2030.
08.08.2023 [253319-0]
Published on 08.08.2023
Mondi: Produktion von Verpackungspapier mit Polymer-Barriere in PolenGerman version of this article...

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