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  • 24 Jun 2021

VPF uses Mondi's sustainable release liners

Mondi has partnered with German manufacturer VPF to create a sustainable release liner range from recycled paper

Mondi has partnered with German manufacturer VPF, an expert in self-adhesive materials and coatings, to create a sustainable release liner range from recycled paper.

VPF committed to making its labels more sustainable by producing them from recycled materials. In the next step, the company collaborated with Mondi to develop release liners also made of recycled materials. Mondi used its EcoSolutions approach to support VPF’s sustainability commitment, and with EverLiner M R, all the components of VPF’s label laminates are now made from recycled materials.

EverLiner M R was launched in February and is the first machine-glazed release liner with 70 percent recycled content on the market. As well as using fewer fresh fibers, it is available with FSC or PEFC-certified paper and significantly reduces the CO2 footprint compared to standard liners. 

Working closely together to test and trial VPF’s transition to EverLiner M R, enabled the new technologies to be rolled out on existing production machinery.

‘The functionality and performance of Mondi’s EverLiner with our adhesive labels range is comparable with a conventional liner, and the product helps us achieve our sustainability goals,’ said Holger Steinbach, technical director of VPF. ‘This is just one step in our eco-journey, and we are committed to creating products that work better for our planet. By partnering with Mondi, we can now be confident that our whole offering is the most responsible one available for our wide range of customers.’

Vincenzo Pierro, business development manager for labels at Mondi, added: ‘As a development partner of VPF, we worked closely with the team from the outset, offering a sustainable release liner alternative with no need to change the silicone system, and creating products that are effective, yet reduce the environmental impact. By using our EcoSolutions approach, we were able to ensure a smooth transition and a successful product launch for a more sustainable solution and are proud to be launching this world-first in labels.’

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