Mondi launches sustainable stretch paper for pallet wrapping

In an interesting development in the race to limit plastic packaging, SA/global group Mondi has unveiled new, lightweight Advantage StretchWrap paper, a paper solution for end-of-line pallet wrapping.

The company has worked with the Italian machine manufacturer ACMI to develop the new comprehensive paper wrapping system for pallets – a paper solution to replace multi-layer plastic that’s presently the industry standard for pallet wrapping.

It will help reduce the supply chain’s dependence on plastic and advance to a renewable and fully recyclable material.

The Advantage StretchWrap paper, along with ACMI’s Rocket E-500 wrapping system, enables it to completely shift to a fully recyclable pallet wrapping solution.

It stretches and resists punctures, and offers better protection for goods during transit.

Mondi states that the acceleration tests to simulate transportation with ESTL equipment and real-life transportation trials confirm that pallets wrapped with Advantage StretchWrap are safe.

Mondi speciality kraft paper sales director, Paulus Goess says: “Mondi’s experience in high-stretch papers is in the DNA of this new paper solution. Mondi has been producing strong, stretchable paper for wrapping spring mattresses for over 20 years.

“Continuous developments for the paper parameters in strength, stretch, and reduced grammage made it possible to consider new applications. Now, after two years of R&D, we are proud to launch Advantage StretchWrap, our innovative paper-based solution for pallet wrapping.”

In February this year, Mondi launched a new paper-based release liner range called EverLiner, which can be used for labels, tapes, envelopes and industrial applications.

Currently, this looks to be an European launch, with the press release stating that Advantage StretchWrap is responsibly sourced from renewable materials in Scandinavia. Strong recycling rates in Europe for fibre-based packaging and availability of paper waste streams ensure that the paper can be recycled at the end of its life, contributing to a circular economy.

Source: Mondi