New custom packaging capabilities that help food and pet food manufacturers to differentiate their products on retail shelves and a water-repellent paper bag that meets outdoor industrial packaging requirements will highlight Mondi’s exhibit at Pack Expo, October 14 – 17, McCormick Place, Chicago, Booth E-7730.
According to Bill Kuecker, vice president of marketing at Mondi Jackson, the business’s recent addition of a new print capability called FlexziBox® Ultra HD Printing, along with its FlexziBox® Flat Bottom bag with slide capabilities, will enable makers of consumer goods to stand apart from competitors’ products on store shelves.
“In today’s hypercompetitive marketplace, new methods are called for to earn shoppers’ attention,” Kuecker says. “Product convenience and product value are two areas where manufacturers can differentiate and earn notice in shopping aisles. Great packaging can support both.”
“High definition printing and easy-to-use slide-open packaging are cases in point,” he continues. “At Pack Expo, we’ll demonstrate how these capabilities can attract specific demographics, ranging from seniors to millennials and from thrift shoppers to those looking to purchase premium products.”
Mondi’s Atlanta-based Industrial Bags North America division will introduce a new product to the North American market at Pack Expo, the HYBRIDPRO water-repellent bag.
“Bringing HYBRIDPRO to North America is all about Mondi’s culture of partnership with customers,” explains Mark Ushpol, president, Industrial Bags North America. “HYBRIDPRO has met with award-winning success in Europe, largely due to our having collaborated with customers during the product’s development. Here in North America, we’ve heard demand from the marketplace for a product with HYBRIDPRO’s benefits. Briefly, they include reliable water resistance that is more sustainably beneficial than plastic and eliminates the need for costly form-fill-seal (FFS) machinery used to fill plastic bags. HYBRIDPRO is fillable on conventional paper-bag filling systems. It is recommended for building materials, such as cement and gypsum, as well as other moisture-sensitive products.”
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, delighting its customers and consumers with innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. Mondi is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is embedded in everything Mondi does. In 2017, Mondi had revenues of €7.10 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.48 billion. Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker MND, and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker MNDI. Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.