Mondi has been recognized by the Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) for its RetortPouch Recyclable pouch. The packaging won the Swiss Packaging Award for the Sustainability category and was developed for Coop’s private label range of healthy pulses and grains sold in Switzerland.
RetortPouch Recyclable, made of polypropylene (PP)-based mono-material. The packaging is claimed can replace complex multilayer unrecyclable packaging that uses aluminum or metallized layers to provide high barrier food protection.
RetortPouch Recyclable can withstand high temperatures during the retort process used in food preparation and is suitable for a wide range of applications in the ready-made food and pet food industries. The packaging, which is used for Coop’s products that are manufactured by Hilcona, has a stand-up design that includes a transparent window to allow consumers to view the product on-shelf.
Hilcona packaging expert Julia Bredemeier, said: ‘We are very proud of this award. Hilcona has played a key role in the development of a truly collaborative approach to this award-winning packaging, looking closely at how we could protect the product, while delivering convenient packaging that worked for Coop and the consumer in a sustainable way.’
Christoph Höfling, head of Product Development Mondi Korneuburg, added: ‘We’re delighted to have the RetortPouch Recyclable recognized by the Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI). This solution is a result of our EcoSolutions approach to creating sustainable fit-for-purpose packaging, working in close collaboration with our customers and partners. RetortPouch Recyclable is an innovative, easy to use mono-material packaging solution that can reduce food waste while being an attractive option for food manufacturers and retailers alike.’