One word, more than any other, is guiding Bag-in-Box (BIB) film purchasing decisions today: sustainability. Whether for wine, fruit juice or dairy products, the people in the buyer centre – product and packaging managers, technical engineers and purchasing agents – are tasked with finding sustainable packaging solutions.
In response to this, Mondi are launching a pair of next-generation films developed for multilayer BIB products used to package liquid food products and more.
The Styria Form Bar 50 is claimed to use 25 percent less material and will “replace the usual 66- or 70-micron coextruded barrier film structures with a 50-micron coextruded barrier structure”, as said by GÃ¼nter Leitner, the Managing Director at Mondi Styria.
The other launch by Mondi is the Styria Form Bar 90DW. Mondi have found a way to combine what is the industry-standard, two-ply Bag in Box constructions comprising a 70-micron coextruded barrier layer plus a 40-micron polyethylene layer into one film that measures only 90 microns thick – a reduction of nearly 20 percent. Mondi successfully combines the properties of both PE-Film and barrier film in one 90 microns thick coextruded barrier film.
Leitner said: “These advances continue to raise the bar, to the benefit of our customers, and we will continue to strive to increase the functionality, performance and convenience of our technical films to improve the users’ experience.”