Trophées de l’innovation LSA
Mondi, an international leader in packaging and paper; IMA Ilapak, the global presence in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for packaging and Les Crudettes, directing French company in the fresh vegetable market, has succeeded 3 prizes at the prestigious French packaging award and the Trophées de l’innovation LSA for a new paper packaging.
Environment and Production categories
Mondi designed a recyclable functional barrier paper utilized on VFFS machines of IMA Ilapak to choose Les Crudettes’ pre-washed, ready-to-eat salads. The awards in the category of environment and production – prestigious French packaging awards and the Trophées de l’innovation LSA.
Substituted the plastic with paper
Les Crudettes substituted the plastic packaging for its salads bags with new innovative packaging. The unique solution is 95% paper and confirmed as recyclable in France’s regular waste paper stream while preserving the salad fresh for up to 10 days – the same time as the prior plastic packaging.
Mondi employed its EcoSolutions approach to work with Les Crudettes to allow the company to fulfill its sustainability objectives of decreasing the use of plastic in its packaging. The proposed packaging sustains Mondi’s MAP2030 sustainability goal to make 100% of its products reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
IMA Ilapak’s R&D endeavors have resulted in the first solution specially designed to function using paper while providing the same performance as plastic packaging materials. The Vegatronic 6000 bagging machines produced for Les Crudettes are part of the Corporate Sustainability Program IMA Zero and IMA NOP (No Plastic), which have the utmost goal of reducing the environmental impact in industrial manufacturing, representing the Group’s dedication to change and aspires to create a positive and eco-friendly impact.
The key to getting fit-for-purpose packaging solutions is to ask the right questions, and these awards recognize that. We worked closely with Les Crudettes and their machine manufacturer IMA Ilapak to ensure the transition to our functional barrier paper was smooth and effective, resulting in a genuinely ground-breaking packaging that can now roll out across other food groups.
Falk Paulsen, Sales & Business Development Director Functional Paper and Films