The company has invested EUR 67 million to set up speciality kraft paper machine in its Štětí mill to cater to European paper-based shopping bag market.
January 20, 2021
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has started up its new speciality kraft paper machine at its Štětí mill in the Czech Republic. The EUR 67 million investment in the machine makes it Europe’s first dedicated paper machine for speciality kraft paper grades made out of fresh and recycled fibre for retail and online shopping bags.
The paper machine will produce up to 130,000 tonnes of speciality kraft paper per year, meaning Mondi will have the largest product portfolio for consumer shopping bags in Europe. This includes white and brown virgin grades and now recycled paper grades that can be used in a range of bag applications from fashion stores to online grocery platforms and home deliveries. The EcoVantage two-ply paper produced on the new machine consists of recycled and sustainably sourced fresh fibres and is 100% recyclable.
The European speciality kraft paper market is expected to grow strongly driven by legislation to eliminate waste caused by plastic shopping bags and consumer preference to move away from single use plastic.
The paper produced will have a trim width of 4.4m, with a substance range from 70g to 135g, and the fibres used for production are sourced from sustainably managed forests. The combination of
Best combination of fresh and recycled fibres is available to offer required strength to hold groceries and fashion goods.