Rankings 2022

  • ENVIRONMENTAL – Commended
  • INNOVATION – Commended
  • INVESTMENTS – Commended
  • PRODUCT LAUNCHES – Commended
  • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT – Commended

Packaging Gateway Excellence Rankings 2022 – The Verdict

Mondi is a UK headquartered provider of paper and packaging solutions ranked for Environmental, Innovation, Investments, Product Launches and Research and Development in the 2022 Packaging Gateway Excellence Rankings.

The company was focused on the development of new products during the research period, both in terms of packaging products and packing machines. Examples include a project with German machine supplier beck packautomaten to launch a solution for the e-commerce industry called the FunctionalBarrier Paper solution made from 95% paper. The company also partnered with another machine producer in the form of Heiber + Schröder to develop eComPack, an automated packaging machine for e-commerce.

In the consumer sector the company partnered with French machine supplier Thimonnier to develop recyclable packaging for liquid soap refills; partnered with German bicycle manufacturer Diamant to launch Protector Bags; developed a reusable packaging concept for Henkel’s brand of Pril hand dishwashing products in Germany; and partnered with Japanese consumer goods manufacturer Kao to develop recyclable packaging for Goldwell‘s hair-lightening products.

The company was focused on the development of new products during the research period, both in terms of packaging products and packing machines

In the food and drinks sector Mondi launched two new sustainable packaging solutions in the forms of PerFORMing Monoloop, a recyclable paper-based tray; and Mono Formable PP, a semi-rigid plastic tray. The company also developed a range of ‘fit-for-purpose’ packaging solutions for the fresh produce market called Grow&Go;  launched a fully recyclable paper packaging for Italian pasta brand Antico Pastificio Umbro in collaboration with Fiorini International; and developed a paper-based packaging solution for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle bundle packs called Hug&Hold.

Mondi also made some significant investments including the introduction of its first in-house recycling laboratory at its mill in Frantschach, Austria. The lab is designed to test the recyclability of paper and paper-based packaging that features non-paper components like coatings. The company also announced an investment of around €5m ($4.96m) to develop a research and development (R&D) facility at its plant in Steinfeld, Germany.

Profile

Mondi is a provider of paper and packaging solutions. It manufactures and supplies pulp, paper, and flexible plastic packaging products. Its portfolio includes packaging paper and consumer packaging products; uncoated fine paper; and specialty products. 

The company also manages forests and carries out the conversion of packaging papers into industrial bags, and specialty extrusion-coated solutions. 

Its products find application in various industries such as automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; farming and agriculture; office and printing paper; photographic and graphic; toiletries and hygiene; and food. 

The company has operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Mondi is headquartered in Addlestone, Surrey, the UK.