Mondi’s new paper was developed specifically to wrap pallets and is fully recyclable. (Photo: Mondi)
Mondi wraps pallets in paper, not plastic
03.03.2022 - When it comes to wrapping pallets, the current industry standard is a multi-layer plastic material with sometimes low recycling rates. With Advantage StretchWrap, Mondi now offers a new, lightweight paper that has been specifically designed to wrap pallets, and can be recycled to boot. The new paper product is puncture-resistant, extremely stretchable and has high-tensile strength – and thus provides robust protection for goods during transport.
Advantage StretchWrap has been designed for Euro-pallets with a maximum height of 180 centimetres and a weight of between 300 and 800 kilograms. This high-stretch paper has been certified in accordance with EUMOS 40509, a standard used to test the rigidity of a load unit. This is done by simulating horizontal acceleration and breaking procedures such as those that typically occur in transport and distribution cycles.
‘Mondi’s experience in high-stretch papers is in the DNA of this new paper solution,’ explains Paulus Gross, Sales Director Specialty Kraft Paper at Mondi. The company has been manufacturing strong, stretchable paper for wrapping spring mattresses for more than 20 years and was able to open up new fields of application by continuously developing paper parameters such as strength, stretch and reduced grammage.
The paper is extremely stretchable and has high-tensile strength. (Photo: Mondi)
Fully recyclable paper solution
Advantage StretchWrap paper is made out of renewable materials at the Mondi plant in Dynas, Sweden. FSC and PEFC certification of this one-hundred-percent paper solution is possible and available upon request. When asked for comment, Mondi confirmed that the paper is fully recyclable: Advantage StretchWrap can be disposed of and recycled via existing paper waste streams.
‘After two years of research and development, we are proud to launch Advantage StretchWrap, our innovative paper-based solution for pallet wrapping. It is a great example of how we are making packaging and paper sustainable by design, using paper where possible, plastic where useful,’ says Goess. A patent for the paper is pending.