Mondi produced recyclable mono-material solution for Knorr in Turkey

Mondi collaborated with Unilever to deliver an innovative new polypropylene (PP) mono-material solution in Turkey for its Knorr dry soup powder range.

Unilever approached Mondi Kalenobel in January 2018 with the challenge of replacing a multi material laminate, with a recyclable mono-material film alternative. The new packaging preserves the shelf-life of the food product and does not impact the runability on the production machines.

Furthermore, the packaging material designed by Jindal is certified as recyclable by the Institut cyclos HTP.

Mondi and Unilever collaborate on sustainable packaging for Knorr soup range in Turkey

Mondi supports Unilever with its ambitious recycling journey by producing a recyclable mono-material solution for its Turkish Knorr dry soup range. (Photo: Mondi, PR140)

New packaging solutions

Mondi and Unilever investigated the most suitable grade of special raw material and Mondi provided ongoing support and counsel during the design and implementation process. This drive to find new packaging solutions is part of Unilever’s commitment that 100 per cent of the plastic packaging used in its products is reusable, recyclable and compostable by 2025.

‘The most important step in eliminating plastic waste is preventing it getting into the environment in the first place. That’s why we are committed to collecting and processing more plastic packaging than we sell by 2025. Solutions from innovative partners throughout the value chain, such as Mondi, will help us on this journey,’ says Atahan Özgünay, R&D package development manager for Unilever’s Knorr and Lipton brands in North Africa, Middle East, Turkey and Russia.

Sustainability by design

‘We drive a customer-centric approach at Mondi, Eco-Solutions, where we work with our customers to understand their sustainability goals and deliver packaging that is sustainable by design. The challenge for us was getting the necessary oxygen and water vapor barriers and all other physical and chemical tolerances with the new mono-material at the same level as the current non-recyclable packaging. We also needed to offer a solution that could use the same production machine at Unilever’s production sites,’ says Cüneyt Karci, key account manager at Mondi Kalenobel.

This new packaging solution has been introduced to the Turkish market for selected Knorr designs and Unilever is now considering expanding this packaging solution to other product ranges from the brand.

 



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