Monoflex Fiber – Recyclable, paper-based packaging range

The Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation requires all packaging in the European market to be reusable or recyclable by 2030. The shift extends producer responsibility for the post-consumer stage of a product, including a special fee on plastic packaging material. These changes rapidly push brands to use recyclable plastics or paper packaging solutions.

Coveris’ latest innovation, MonoFlex Fibre, keeps these needs and delivers a paper-based range of flexible packaging that produces high shelf-impact and recyclability within existing paper stream.  

“As part of our No Waste strategy, Coveris selects the most eco-efficient and high-performing packaging for each product, rather than simply deciding between paper or plastic.

By developing a portfolio to include paper-based options and decreasing plastic usage in packaging for items needing external protection, we aim to offer customers the best solution aligned with their brand vision and product requirements”, explained Melinda Bonamour, Market Development Director of Paper Flexibles at Coveris. 


The new packaging range is divided into two categories: MonoFlex Fibre Pure, a single layer of functional paper, and MonoFlex Fibre, a multilayer structure with maximized paper share.

Coveris presents several subcategories for primary and secondary packaging, offering excellent sealing and barrier properties.

Additionally, transitioning to the paper-based structure will not require significant changes in our customers’ existing machine park, and it has proved to be efficient and fast on standard packing lines.

Regardless of the chosen option, each specification offers the proper protection and barrier properties while fully recyclable in the existing paper stream. Available as pre-made bags and FFS solutions, the MonoFlex Fibre product range offers barrier properties against grease, moisture, oxygen, light, or mineral oils.

The paper-based packaging also strengthens brand visibility on-shelf with excellent printability in roto, flexo, and digital printing.

“We aim to meet the needs of primary and secondary packaging for brands in various sectors, such as dry food, tea, confectionery, fresh produce, biscuits, frozen food, and dried pet food, by providing full paper and recyclable paper/plastic structures. We are confident that these new solutions will be the go-to resource for producers seeking recyclable and effective paper packaging options”, added Bonamour. 

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