Co-extruded PE packaging film with micro-cellular expanded middle layer, PerfoamPack, by Mondi, reduces use of raw materials by up to 20% and lowers weight without reducing thickness; company showcased product recently at FachPack 2013 in Nuremberg

Elyse Blye

Elyse Blye

Oct 8, 2013 – Mondi Group

VIENNA , October 7, 2013 (press release) – Mondi’s consumer goods packaging product portfolio comprises attractive, sustainable solutions for the home and personal care, and food and pet food sectors. PerfoamPack polyethylene-based films contain the right solution for all manufacturing companies looking for a packaging film that combines sustainability with cost savings.

One of the key drivers of FMCG companies is the need to find new, sustainable packaging solutions. At German trade fair FachPack last week, Mondi demonstrated successfully that we can offer products that are stable, sustainable and offer improved runnability.

“Mondi is proud to present the innovative new PerfoamPack, which offers superior foaming performance. This solution shows once more Mondi’s competence in developing innovative and sustainable solutions close to our customers’ needs,” says Ralph Landwehr, CEO, Mondi Consumer Packaging International AG and North America.

PerfoamPack already earned an award in the category “Food” at the WorldStar Award 2013. After winning the German Packaging Award in 2012, this award marks a second win for PerfoamPack. The WorldStar Competition is organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

PerfoamPack is a unique co-extruded polyethylene film with a micro-cellular expanded middle layer, which lowers weight without reducing thickness. Its advanced manufacturing technology achieves a superb yield in packaging. It significantly reduces the use of raw materials, by up to 20%, which translates into a lighter film with a direct cost reduction and a much improved carbon footprint.

In many situations, films have been reduced to the extent that further thickness reduction cannot take place without compromising performance. With PerfoamPack, further reductions of material can be achieved. This development allows the weight to be decreased by up to 20% without reducing thickness, or the thickness to be increased in order to gain perceived rigidity and strength without increasing the actual weight.

PerfoamPack is suitable for mono-layer polyethylene packaging films, as well as for laminates. It offers all the conventional mechanical properties required to protect the packaged product – like any other regular polyethylene.

PerfoamPack is the ideal solution for companies seeking a more sustainable packaging product and to reduce costs. Sometimes, less really is more.

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