23 June 2016
With a bag that represents a whole new concept in industrial bag design, Mondi Industrial Bags presented its latest innovation, the HYBRIDPRO bag, at this year’s RosUpack trade fair for the first time on the Russian market and successfully participated in the PART Award.
The PART Award (Packaging: Art, Research, Technology) is an open competition for Russian and international manufacturers and consumers of labelling products and finished packaging. The competition is designed to identify trends and set benchmarks for professionals of the packaging industry. It aims to stimulate development and the raising of standards in Russia’s packaging industry, along with encouraging creative ideas from developers and specialists.
A high-level jury consisting of special interest magazine editors, university professors and also the General Director of the Central Research Institute evaluated all entries and chose Mondi Industrial Bags with HYBRIDPRO as manufacturer of the year in the category “Other industrial commodities”
With HYBRIDPRO, a bag that offers uncompromising weather protection and significantly extends shelf life of its contents, Mondi Industrial Bags combines the best of two worlds – paper and PE. It is particularly suitable for building materials, including gypsum and cement, as well as many other moisture-sensitive products.
Like a hybrid drive in a car, the HYBRIDPRO bag is an excellent combination of the available options: the inner ply is made of 120 g/m2 Mondi Advantage ONE sack kraft paper; the outer ply is a 40 µm-thick layer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The innovative step here is that the HDPE forms a protective layer on the outside of the paper. Other bags also use a combination of paper and plastic, but not in this way. This is a considerable technical achievement that brings a new dimension to industrial bag design. paper ply is available in a bleached or an unbleached version.
The HYBRIDPRO bag allows high-speed filling, with de-aeration twice as fast as with a standard three-ply bag (35 m3/h versus 18 m3/h tested on Mega Gurley equipment at Mondi’s R&D centre BAC in Austria).
Workplaces, such as construction sites, are cleaner with HYBRIDPRO, as less of the contents adhere to the outer layer – a benefit sure to appeal to end users.
HYBRIDPRO is an eco-friendly solution: the total grammage of material used is less than with standard three-ply designs used for the same purpose.
Last but not least, the plastic and paper components are easy to separate, for optimum recyclability. Since the bag can be filled on conventional paper bag filling systems, investment in FFS systems, which tend to be expensive, is not required.
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On the picture (left to right): Galina Gurinovich (Mondi Sales CIS), Dariusz Sitarz (Mondi Bags Swiecie), Kristina Kolesnik (Mondi Sales CIS)
About Mondi Industrial Bags
Mondi Industrial Bags, a business segment of Mondi’s Europe & International Division, is the leading international producer of industrial paper bags1, selling around 5 billion bags per year. Thanks to its broad range of bag specifications, Mondi Industrial Bags serves major industries including cement and building materials, chemicals, food, feed and seed. The business segment operates a dense sales and service network, the specialised filling equipment department Natro Tech as well as its Bag Application Centre, where researchers develop and test innovative packaging solutions.
1 Based on sales volume. Source: Eurosac, Freedonia World Industrial Bags 2011 study prepared for Mondi and management estimates.
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