Mondi Food Wrap Certified as Compostable
VIENNA—November 13, 2013—Mondi Kraft Paper has successfully certified its recently launched paper grade Advantage Barrier Wrap as compostable. Offering a moisture and water vapor barrier on the paper—a function which so far has only been reached by waxing or PE coating—the new grade is perfectly suited for various food wrap applications in direct contact with warm food products, such as hamburgers and sandwiches.
In October the accredited product certification institute ISEGA stated that Advantage Barrier Wrap meets the requirements for packaging material recoverable through composting and biodegradation according to EN 13432 standard. This new product innovation therefore meets now all of the most demanding criteria for green manufacturing covering the whole life cycle of the product: it is from a renewable raw material, recyclable, repulpable and disposable via composting together with normal household waste when desired.
“We are proud to offer a paper grade with a moisture and water vapor barrier, which is at the same time 100 percent biodegradable and compostable. The fact that all the functional properties of Advantage Barrier Wrap have been achieved without using non-degradable components was naturally the key contributor in obtaining the certification,” explained Clemens Stockreiter, COO Mondi Kraft Paper.
About Mondi Kraft Paper
Mondi Kraft Paper, a Business Segment of the Europe and International Division, is the leading European supplier of kraft papers and bleached as well as unbleached market pulp. The Business Segment operates six production sites and offers high-quality paper grades. The focus is on excellent runnability as well as printability, optimized converting machine productivity and customized packaging features. Mondi Kraft Paper invests in innovative research facilities and cutting edge technology. Its commitment is reflected in its investments in the R&D Innovation, the Bag Application Centres and the recently opened food safety laboratory, where packaging solutions are developed and tested in close cooperation with customers.
Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, with production operations across 30 countries and revenues of €5.8 billion in 2012. The Group’s key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, the Americas and South Africa and as at the end of 2012, Mondi employed 25,700 people.
Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain, from the growing of wood and the production of pulp and paper (packaging paper and uncoated fine paper), to the conversion of packaging paper into corrugated packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. Mondi is also a supplier of innovative consumer packaging solutions, advanced films and hygiene products components.
Mondi Group has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group has been recognized for its sustainability through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global, European and UK Index Series (since 2008) and the JSE’s Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007. The Group was also included in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the third year and in CDP’s Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the first time in 2012.
Source: Mondi Group.