Dual bag awards

MONDI INDUSTRIAL Bags and Ardex Building Materials jointly submitted the customised Security Label Bag to the Emballissimo, which rewards outstanding functionality and cutting-edge design. “In CIS and Central and Eastern Europe, product forgery of bagged high-quality building materials is on the rise,” says Anton Reithner, managing director Ardex. “Low quality products are packed in imitated bags and this forces us to look for new packaging solutions. Finding such solutions and implementing them is only possible in a long-term business relationship like the one we have with Mondi Bags Austria,” he adds.

The Security Label Bag can be reliably recognised and protects our customers’ brand,” explains Mondi sales manager, Ferdinand Muck. “Just an example: the thermo-reactive label temporarily displays the word ‘original’ when you rub it – that’s easy to check,” he says.

The Emballissimo distinguishes innovative packaging solutions and is awarded each year by the Association of the Austrian Paper Industry.

Terra award

Mondi’s Terra Bag won the Eurosac Grand Prix and was officially announced as sack of the year 2010. Eurosac, the European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sack Manufacturers, selected Terra Bag for its revolutionary approach to the sustainable waste management of industrial bags. The annual Eurosac Grand Prix was held at this year’s congress in Stockholm and focused specifically on the topic ‘Naturally Sustainable’.

Terra Bag was developed in close collaboration with the French cement producer Ciments Calcia (Italcementi Group), the film extruder Barbier and cereals producer and Mondi customer Limagrain. “With this project we offer a tangible waste management solution for construction sites and have made sure distributors and building organisations are involved from an early stage onwards” explains David Guglielmetti, head of marketing Ciments Calcia.

This project is a great example of how suppliers and customers can successfully work together,” says Claudio Fedalto, sales and marketing director of Mondi Industrial Bags. “Each partner contributed to the successful development of the biodegradable bag bringing in their specific experience. Through this collaboration and exchange of know-how we managed to achieve a solution meeting the clear requirements of Ciments Calcia with regards to filling speed and bag resistance,” he adds.

Terra Bag is a paper bag (one or more plies) with a biodegradable film for humidity protection. The entire bag is biodegradable and optimised for industrial composting, turning waste into valuable humus. Terra Bag is certified according to EN 13432, a harmonised European standard that defines the “Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation”. Terra Bag is part of the Green –- Mondi’s family of paper and packaging products optimised to save natural resources and reduce waste.

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