Managing global packaging and paper group Mondi has partnered with German manufacturer VPF, a specialist in self-adhesive materials and coatings, to build the world’s first sustainable discharge liner range created from recycled paper.
VPF committed to producing its labels more sustainable by creating them from recycled materials. In the following step, they wanted their release liners to be made of recycled materials and collaborated with Mondi to make this possible. The Mondi used their customer-centric EcoSolutions approach to support VPF’s sustainability commitment. Among Mondi’s EverLiner M R, all the components of VPF’s label laminates are now built of recycled materials.
The Mondi’s EverLiner M R was launched in February and is the first machine-glazed announcement liner with 70% recycled content on the market. As well as using less pure fibers, it is available with FSC or PEFC-certified paper and significantly decreases the CO2e footprint matched to standard liners. This indicates EverLiner M R is a more stable release liner solution for labels, tapes, envelopes, and industrial applications.
Working closely to test and trial VPF’s transition to EverLiner M R enabled the new explications to be worked out on surviving production machinery.
The functionality and enforcement of Mondi’s EverLiner with our adhesive design range are comparable with a conventional liner, and the product supports us reach our sustainability goals. This is only one step in our eco-journey. We are committed to building products that work better for our planet. By partnering with Mondi, we can now be positive that our whole offering is the most responsible one possible for our wide range of customers.
Holger Steinbach, Technical Director VPF
Vincenzo Pierro, Business Development Manager Labels, Mondi, supplements, “As a development partner of VPF, we worked intimately with the team from the outset, offering a sustainable release liner option with no requirement to change the silicone system, and creating effective products, yet reduce the environmental impact. By using our EcoSolutions way, we were able to ensure a smooth transition and a strong product launch for a further sustainable solution and are pleased to be launching this world-first in labels.”