GERMANY • The packaging and paper group Mondi highlights BarrierPack Recyclable, its fully recyclable plastic laminate for pre-made pouches and FFS roll stock as well as other products for the food and beverage industry at the upcoming FachPack 2018 (25-27 September, Nuremberg, Germany).
Mondi will partner with SN Maschinenbau GmbH to demonstrate the ease of processing BarrierPack Recyclable productsSN German will run the material on the FM 060 model, an intermittent-working, horizontal, and rotary form/fill/seal (FFS) machine which can be customized for particular customer needs based on three basic machine variants.
“We’ve been running samples of this Mondi laminate material,” explained Oliver Betzer, SN’s global sales director. “At the show, we will produce filled and sealed pouches from rollstock.”
Earlier this year, Mondi added a barrier layer to BarrierPack Recyclable’s multilayer construction to provide a gas barrier that extends the laminate’s breadth of potential applications. In addition to being fully recyclable and already providing a moisture barrier, the material offers exceptional mechanical properties and is suitable for a range of packaging style formats, according to the company.
The material is stiffer, stronger and lighter than a conventional PET/PE laminate of the same thickness and it can be formed directly on form/fill/seal machines, as well as used for pre-made packaging. This past spring, the material was honoured as the “Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling” at the 2018 Plastics Recycling Europe Awards in Amsterdam and just recently won the German Packaging Award in the category Sustainability.
Further products on display will packaging solutions suitable for ice cream, pet food and food and beverages
Visitors to FachPack 2018 find Mondi in hall 7, stand 7-254 , SN German Pouch-Pack Technology in hall 3A, stand 3A-242