Mondi has launched EverLiner, a range of paper-based release liners developed using recycled and lightweight materials to offer a more sustainable option suitable for a wide range of applications.
The new products have been created with FSC or PEFC certified paper to ensure responsible sourcing and, being lighter in weight, they offer a sustainable material alternative suitable for labels, tapes, envelopes, and industrial usage.
EverLiner labelite is a lighter option to standard glassine for label applications, with the same thickness of 58 gsm, but engineered to a reduced weight of 47 gsm, resulting in 20 percent less raw material used to manufacture it. The mechanical and transparency properties are comparable to standard 58 gsm glassine. Furthermore, its lighter weight allows for optimized transportation. With Mondi using paper from an integrated production process with manufacturing and converting taking place in-house, this leads to a significant reduction in the product’s overall carbon footprint.
EverLiner M R is said to be the first release liner on the market using a recycled base paper. The machine-glazed paper (MG) with 70 percent FSC recycled certified content reduces the amount of fresh fibers used and is FSC certified to ensures responsible sourcing. In the first cooperation with a European label producer, Mondi achieved a significant carbon footprint reduction for its customer.
Andrea Lackner, R&D director for release liners at Mondi, commented: ‘Our aim is to create sustainable alternatives with no need to change the silicone system in order to offer products that are effective in usage, work for our customers and ultimately help protect the environment.
‘By using recycled fibers, reducing the amount of material used, and looking at the whole production and logistics process, we have been able to create new highly effective options that manufacturers can choose from, depending on their product application and specific needs. We apply our EcoSolutions approach to support customers develop sustainable packaging solutions and are committed to reducing raw material usage.’