Mondi AG

Mondi launches YBBS® premium board

YBBS® premium board is Mondi’s new uncoated wood-free packaging solution

The international packaging and paper group Mondi introduces YBBS® premium board, an innovative uncoated board with a 100% pure virgin fibre wood-free premium quality for a variety of packaging applications. YBBS® board is produced in Austria and fulfils the highest environmental and food safety standards, with board grades ranging from high white to ivory, or coloured boards to cupstock. All grades are ISEGA certified to comply with the BfR XXXVI regulation on direct food contact safety. YBBS® board also features a unified colour and print reproduction with two-sided printing.

The new portfolio comprises YBBS® premium white board, YBBS® premium ivory board, YBBS® premium colored board and YBBS® premium cupstock board. YBBS® premium white board is an uncoated virgin fibre wood-free board featuring a CIE whiteness of up to 170, unique haptics, and a strong environmental profile. Its uncoated natural ‘touch and feel’ makes it suitable for high value folding boxes and shopping bags, for example.

Free from optical brightening agents (OBA) and produced totally chlorine free (TCF), the YBBS® premium ivory board has a natural look and feel, and a strong environmental profile making it suitable for packaging both foodstuffs and non-food products, such as cosmetics or luxury goods.

YBBS® premium colored board is available in 39 standard colours and additional customised colours upon request. This coloured board enables the production of personalised packaging solutions. It features solid colour saturation due to pulp colouring, even colour distribution and no white edges and is certified for toy suitability according to EN71-3 and food contact safety according to BfR XXXVI.

Last but not least, YBBS® premium cupstock board is an uncoated 100% wood-free premium quality for hot and cold drinks as well as ice-cream cups and is available as a natural uncoated or polycoated board. According to the edge wick parameter YBBS® premium cupstock board offers a high level of proven resistance against liquid penetration in direct food contact and therefore fit for purpose with high performance runability and converting speed.

“Our YBBS® premium cupstock board features the highest attainable level of purity of uncoated cupstock board as we rely solely on virgin fibre pulp. This really sets us apart from the competition in Europe, as evident in the whiteness of the cups and portion packs,” says Johannes Klumpp.

For more information on the YBBS® portfolio visit: www.mondigroup.com/YBBS

About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper
Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is a business unit of Mondi’s Europe & International Division. In 4 paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, Russia and South Africa, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.

Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3® or Snegurochka are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.

About Mondi
Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 24,000 people in production facilities across 30 countries. In 2013, Mondi had revenues of €6.5 billion and a ROCE of 15.3%. The Group's key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, the Americas and South Africa.

The Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from the management of its own forests and the production of pulp and paper (packaging paper and uncoated fine paper), to the conversion of packaging paper into corrugated packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. Mondi is also a supplier of innovative consumer packaging solutions, advanced films and hygiene products components.

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group’s performance, and the responsible approach it takes to good business practice, has been recognised by its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global, European and UK Index Series (since 2008) and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

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