Mondi has switched to certified base paper for its entire portfolio of glassine-based release liners in an effort to ensure traceability and responsible forest management.
Glassine-based release liners are primarily used for labels, tapes and medical applications. By moving to certified base paper, Mondi says it works with partners to ensure its release liners align with its commitment to maintain zero deforestation in its own forests and supply chain.
All of Mondi’s pulp and paper mills are PEFC or FSC certified, and the company claims that 100% of its forests are certified. Additionally, Mondi claims that 76% of its externally sourced wood and 100% of its original pulp is from certified sources.
Mondi adds that it is already working with a number of certification bodies to help increase the availability of certified wood fiber in its main wood supply markets in Europe. The company’s EcoSolutions approach apparently involves a proactive approach to sustainability and traceability.
Stefan Schönberger, Product Sustainability Manager for Non-Stick Liner at Mondi, says: “As part of our MAP2030 ambitions, we are committed to taking action on climate change and setting an example for others working in manufacturing. , international production and logistics to help them make sustainability a top priority.
“Offering certified base paper is one of them. This is the first step in upgrading our entire non-stick coating portfolio, which will manage our impacts while providing the best possible solutions for the customer and end consumer. »
Earlier this year, Mondi reached an agreement to sell its Personal Care Components (PCC) business to strategically focus on expanding its packaging operations. The company offers paper-based packaging solutions, including functional barrier paper for certain Icelandic frozen food lines and a lightweight packaging system in partnership with ACMI that can apparently replace plastic for transport applications.