Sustainable paper liner for FFS machines: SKOG for Food premiering in North America at PACK Expo

Publication Date:

04 September 2017

Mondi at PACK EXPO
September 25-27, 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center
Lower South Hall, Booth S-6715


Vienna, 4. September 2017– Running paper on a VFFS machine is not possible? Now it is. Mondi Extrusion Coatings has developed an environmental friendly paper bag solution to be run on Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) machines. SKOG for Food saves up to 70 percent plastic while retaining all the required barrier properties. SKOG for Food will be presented for the first time in North America at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas.

SKOG for Food combines FSC™ certified paper with double-sided coating, giving the bag the required barriers and the right sealing properties needed for FFS machines. In addition, the packaging benefits from paper properties like gas permeability to keep packaged food longer fresh and safe. No further investments are needed to switch production to use SKOG for Food. It is designed to run on all vertical and horizontal FFS machines, which until then were purely used to run plastic. “The new liner complies perfectly with our sustainability strategy,” Jan-Willem Kleppers, Managing Director Mondi Extrusion Coatings, explains. “SKOG is a natural product especially designed to fulfill ecological needs while protecting our customers’ goods.”

To become even more sustainable, the bag can also be coated with Mondi’s biodegradable barrier Sustainex. The coating is derived from renewable sources and fully compliant with internationally accepted standards for biodegradability and compostability. It is eligible for organic recovery, energy recovery and material recycling. And of course it is approved for direct food contact.

Together with a European partner who converts the coated paper into window bags the barrier coating assures great protection in- and outside of the bag as well as good sealing properties. “We are pleased to support our customers in making optimal choices”, Patrick Papst, Sales and Marketing Director Mondi Extrusion Coatings, states and concludes, “With SKOG, they can promote and strengthen their own brand in a sustainable way – every day.”





Verena Schnedl, Marketing Manager, Mondi Extrusion Coatings
Tel: +43 (0) 1 790 13 4968, Email: [email protected]

Mondi Coatings GmbH, Marxergasse 4a, 1030 Vienna



Mondi is an international packaging and paper group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.

We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.

We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.


Mondi Extrusion Coatings

About Mondi Extrusion Coatings

Mondi Extrusion Coatings is a business segment of Mondi’s Business Unit Fibre Packaging. We are a backwards integrated innovation leader of intelligent barrier solutions for optimum protection. With five plants in Europe we produce high-quality barrier solutions for various industries such as the building, food, paper- and transport packaging, medical and pharmaceutical, foam papers or automotive sector. Our knowledge of advanced extrusion coating technology enables us to produce a wide range of material combinations leading to new and innovative tailor-made products for our customer needs.

Through a worldwide sales and European plant network we provide global customer service – every day.