More capacity for pet food packaging

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In order to meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging for pet food Mondi increases the capacity in three of its plants for pet food packaging solutions. The company made an investment of nearly 65 million euros for production plants in Austria and Germany.

The European pet food market has grown significantly in recent years, driven by a consistent rise in pet ownership. This trend increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to continue for many years to come. To meet the resulting demand for sustainable packaging for pet food, Mondi is investing to increase the production capacity.

Enabling the switch to monomaterial

Work has already started at Mondi Korneuburg (Austria) and includes investments in new, state-of-the-art machinery and equipment as well as an expanded production area. The group is also investing in new, advanced machinery at Mondi Halle and Mondi Steinfeld in Germany, to increase production capacity of sustainable pre-made bag solutions for pet food, as well as home and personal care. This will enable future growth and support customers to switch from multi-layer, non-recyclable packaging to more sustainable alternatives such as mono-material recyclable stand-up pouches and paper-based pre-made bags.

“We take pride in being an innovative, agile partner for our customers. With this investment, we continue to take the lead in packaging solutions that are sustainable by design, especially in the pet food industry. This investment also supports our Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030) sustainability framework which is focused on circular driven solutions, created by empowered people, taking action on climate. With these projects, we’re increasing operational efficiency and reducing our own energy consumption while also connecting our production network.”

Dirk Gabriel, COO Consumer Flexibles, Mondi

Source: Mondi

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