The new high-barrier pouch replaces complex multi-layer and unrecyclable packaging for a range of food and wet pet food products. Moist or semi-moist foods that are heat-treated in steam or hot water retort vessels to achieve commercial sterilisation for shelf-stable foods require retort packaging. The aluminium typically used in most solutions has been substituted with an innovative high-barrier film that keeps temperatures high and maintains short processing times during the retort process.

The new mono-material retort packaging is fully recyclable, offering a solution that protects the product, provides exceptional shelf life for a mono-material solution and reduces potential food waste.

Mondi has spent over two years researching and testing this product to ensure that several important application needs can be met. The launch of RetortPouch Recyclable is another step towards Mondi’s goal of ensuring that all of its products are reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as part of its MAP2030 commitments.

Benefits

  • Recyclable solutions with high-barrier mono-material
  • Different barrier levels available to address several application needs
  • Long shelf life
  • Developed to run on existing filling lines
  • Replacing existing mixed-material layers containing alu with mono-material layers
  • Recycling ready solutions
  • PP-based mono-material solutions
  • Very good sealability
  • Two variants of barrier films available
  • Shelf life up to 12 months, depending on filled product
  • Retort temperatures up to 121 °C or 131 °C