Mondi sets sights on corrugated board over expanded polystyrene for white goods packaging


Mondi is working with its partners to phase out expanded polystyrene (EPS) in white goods packaging and implement its corrugated Snug&Strong solution – an alternative expected to enhance recyclability and meet legislative requirements while lowering damage and return costs.

Material and design experts at Mondi have set their sights on high-performance, corrugated solutions for white goods and electronic equipment. Although EPS material has been the standard solution thus far, it is prone to crumbling, creating additional costs from product damage and returns – yet switching to paper-based solutions has often been considered too expensive to undertake on a wider scale.

However, increasing mandates for extended producer responsibility (EPR) are being introduced, including those in the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation; this is hoped to make a transition into paper packaging economically viable.

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