New coffee packaging with a new paper solution


Mondi has created a new paper secondary packaging solution for wrapping food and beverage packages, replacing the plastic shrink film that until now was the industry’s standard solution. The new paper solution, TrayWrap, is made with Mondi’s Advantage StretchWrap and, in this launch, is being used for a coffee brand to keep 12 packages of coffee grouped during transport throughout Sweden.

New coffee packaging with a new paper solution

The paper wrapper keeps the coffee packets securely attached, stuck with 4-6 adhesive dots to the bottom of the existing corrugated tray. Pre-punched folding points ensure stability on each open side, allowing products to be viewed, stacked, transported and then quickly and easily unpacked for sale.

Advantage StretchWrap is a 100% kraft paper made from renewable resources. It is unlined, fully recyclable and easy for retail customers to dispose of in Europe’s existing paper recycling streams. This product has a unique combination of mechanical properties. While it has high strength and excellent puncture resistance, it features very good stretchability, making this solution also suitable for grouped packaging applications, in line with future regulatory requirements in Europe.

Working closely with Meurer, Mondi has been able to ensure that existing machinery can be adapted to create this new solution: the technology used is similar to that used in film technology, making it easy for food and drink producers to modify existing processes instead of investing in new machines. Extensive independent testing has proven the solution’s effectiveness.

Meurer’s latest Paper Hood Machine (PHM) uses inline paper technology that has greater resistance against mechanical stress, being able to efficiently handle a wide range of paper grades, including Advantage StretchWrap from Mondi, as well as various tray formats.