Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi announced the first commercial application of its paper-based EverLiner M R. The company has partnered with German manufacturer VPF, an expert in self-adhesive materials and coatings, to create what is claimed to be the world’s first sustainable release liner range made from recycled paper.
According to the statement, VPF committed to make their labels more sustainable by producing them from recycled materials and they wanted their release liners to also be made of recycled materials. They collaborated with Mondi who used their customer-centric EcoSolutions approach to support VPF’s sustainability commitment, and with Mondi’s EverLiner M R, all the components of VPF’s label laminates are now made from recycled materials.
Mondi’s EverLiner M R launched in February is said to be the first machine-glazed release liner with 70 percent recycled content on the market. As well as using less fresh fibres, it is available with FSC (FSC-C134832) or PEFC-certified paper and significantly reduces the CO2e footprint compared to standard liners.
“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. 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,” said Holger Steinbach, Technical Director VPF.
“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,” commented Vincenzo Pierro, Business Development Manager Labels, Mondi.