Strongest paper in the world makes its way to China

Publication Date:

05 September 2016

Mondi Speciality Kraft Paper has launched a new trading venture with Nantongpack International Trading Company Ltd, opening up new business opportunities and giving access to a brand new market for Advantage SpringPack Plus in China.

“This cooperation formalises the successful collaboration with Nantongpack we have enjoyed in the past. Thanks to a well-established and evenly spread sales network throughout China, thorough market knowledge, and warehouses in logistic hubs including Shenzhen, Shanghai, Nantong and Dalian, the company is the ideal partner for Mondi Speciality Kraft Paper. In recent months we have identified a lot of potential in Asia for our speciality kraft paper grade Advantage SpringPack Plus, which is produced by Mondi Dynäs in Sweden. Our joint research has indicated that forthcoming growth in the spring core mattress market in Asia1 is likely to boost the demand for packaging designed specifically for this purpose – such as SpringPack Plus,” explains Gerhard Pachler, sales director Speciality Kraft Paper, Mondi Europe & International.

Extreme strength combined with economic and environmental benefits

Advantage SpringPack Plus has been successfully introduced to the European and US markets in recent years. It is an extremely strong, natural brown premium paper especially designed for roll-packing and compressing goods. It can withstand the force exerted by 10 to 15 compressed and wrapped spring mattress units. “SpringPack Plus provides a variety of benefits. In Asia for instance, non-woven and plastic materials are currently used for spring mattress packaging. Our paper will represent an appealing alternative on this market because it offers the same strength with less material, thus providing both economic and environmental benefits,” comments Pachler.

Proven strength – see the strongest paper in the world at FachPack 2016

At this year’s FachPack fair, Mondi Speciality Kraft Paper is exhibiting a paper grade formulated specifically for roll-packaging spring mattresses. Advantage MF SpringPack Plus, produced by Mondi Dynäs in Sweden, meets the demands of the industry by withstanding the force of 10 to 15 compressed spring mattresses and supporting efficient logistics. The strength of this paper grade has been demonstrated by lifting a 4.2-tonne container on a single sheet. This impressive test made its way into the Swedish edition of the Guinness World Records book in 2001 (13th edition, page 256). Additionally, Mondi outperformed its own record in 2003 by parking and lifting a 9.8-tonne locomotive with one single sheet of paper which is not recognised as a Guinness World Record.

1 Global Mattress Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 - Industry Insights by Product (Innerspring, Memory Foam, Latex, Others), P&S Market Research: https://www.psmarketresearch.com/market-analysis/mattress-market

Join Mondi at FachPack and learn more about the benefits of roll packing with SpringPack Plus:

  • High productivity thanks to highly automated, continuous paper feed
  • Easy logistics achieved by efficient handling, storage, delivery and unwrapping
  • Cost savings owing to
    • More efficient packaging
    • Higher productivity
    • Lower logistic costs
    • High packaging output
  • 100% recyclable, renewable material

FachPack 2016 – Mondi booth 254 (Hall 7)
27 – 29 September
Nuremberg, Germany
www.mondigroup.com/fachpack

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Photo description: Arrival of the first Advantage SpringPack Plus reel at Nantongpack in June 2016 (from left to right: Carsten Breiter, International Key Account Manager Speciality Kraft Paper, Mondi Europe & International; Denny Zhen, General Manager, Nantongpack International; Gerhard Pachler, Sales Director Speciality Kraft Paper; Mondi Europe & International)


Contact

Waltraud Seiner, Head of Marketing Packaging Paper
Tel: +43 (1) 79013 – ext. 4754
Email: [email protected]

Elisabeth Dock, Communications Manager Packaging Paper
Tel: +43 (0) 664 8446520
Email: [email protected]


About Mondi Speciality Kraft Paper

Mondi Speciality Kraft Paper is a business segment of the business unit Packaging Paper and one of the leading European suppliers of speciality kraft paper grades. It maintains four production sites that are focused on achieving superior quality, excellent runnability, optimised converting machine productivity, and the best possible packaging characteristics for the end-user. Mondi Speciality Kraft Paper offers a broad selection of machine-finished (MF) grades, including our EcoVantage paper range, as well as smooth-finished (SF) and machine-glazed (MG) grades.

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With Mondi Speciality Kraft Paper, customers can benefit from a comprehensive range of products to fit individual requirements, from heavy-duty industrial packaging to retail shopping bags and attractive food packaging for supermarket shelves. Furthermore, Mondi strives to apply the latest technology in the paper making process to ensure that customers’ highest standards can be met.

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Mondi Speciality Kraft Paper fosters innovative research and cutting-edge technology. Its commitment is reflected in the work of its R&D and Bag Application Centres as well as the Print Competence Centre, where packaging and printing solutions are developed and tested in close cooperation with customers. In addition, the team of specialists at our Food Safety Laboratory develop optimised solutions that meet the highest requirements for food contact and other sensitive applications.

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