Mondi extends its heavy duty corrugated offering to the Polish marketPublication Date:
31 January 2017
Vienna, Austria, 31st January 2017 – The international packaging and paper producer Mondi will reinforce its heavy duty corrugated capabilities in Europe with investments in its Mondi Simet plant near Poznań. A 2.8 metre corrugator with three single facers will be installed, expanding Mondi Simet’s product portfolio to heavy duty corrugated items and providing a wider choice for its customers in the region. A 2.40 metre box maker with a stitching unit will also be installed for heavy duty conversions, allowing short production runs with boards up to six metres in length.
Customers in the furniture, automotive, aviation and chemical industries will benefit from optimised packaging for heavy or voluminous goods, logistics, as well as overseas shipping. The extended portfolio will comprise, for example, mono and multi material constructive packaging, Octabins for bulk packaging and large volume corrugated containers, including pak-(k)it® and stac-pac® pallet boxes. The paper based solutions have proven to be a superior alternative to heavier and more rigid systems, such as those made from metal or wood. Mondi Simet will work in close cooperation with Mondi’s heavy duty plant in Ansbach, Germany, which has a wealth of experience in operations and design with regard to tailored heavy duty products.
Grzegorz Kulesza, Regional Manager Poland, at Mondi, commented: “The project is scheduled to be completed in Q3, 2017 and represents Mondi Simet’s entry into the heavy duty corrugated segment in Poland The investment will allow Mondi to provide even greater support to the wider Polish corrugated market, where it already enjoys a market leading position, and will quickly increase the plant´s production volume capability to up to 200 million square metres (sq m) per year”.
It’s worth mentioning that the modern quality control features of the new corrugator, such as closed loop process control for automatic adjustment of paper temperature and moisture of the board, as well as real time camera inspection to detect defects, will further support consistent high quality deliveries to Mondi Simet customers.
In addition to this upgrade project, Mondi Simet will also enhance its technical capabilities at the facility through the installation of a new Rotary Die Cutter (RDC) and a case maker. The RDC will provide customers with an extended product choice, including high sales impact retail and shelf ready packaging. This fully automated line will also be installed in 2017 and will further enable Mondi Simet customers to meet their market demands.
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Mondi Corrugated Packaging is a business segment of Mondi´s Europe & International division and a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. Through a network of 16 plants the company provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, consumer durables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.
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