Silbo upgrades all its pallet wrapping to paper with Mondi

New fully automatic packaging machine in use

Silbo is converting its entire pallet packaging to paper with Mondi

Mondi has worked with Silbo to convert its pallet wrapping from plastic stretch film to Mondi's Advantage Stretch Wrap kraft paper. The Polish manufacturer of ecological flexible packaging has installed EW Technology's first paper wrap machine at its plant in Żory, Poland, and now offers more sustainable and flexible packaging to its customers, such as fruit and vegetable suppliers.

Mondi's kraft paper is made from responsibly sourced fibers and contains no plastic or coating. It is produced from wood as a renewable resource and is fully recyclable in existing paper waste streams, supporting the transition to a circular economy. The paper manufacturer commissioned an independent life cycle assessment that showed Advantage Stretch Wrap outperforms conventional plastic stretch wrap in several key environmental impact categories. The paper has high puncture resistance combined with stretch properties, providing robust protection for a wide range of goods during transportation.

Replacement only necessary every 400 to 600 pallets

he changeover from plastic film to paper is the result of close cooperation between Mondi, Silbo and EW Technology. A complete roll of Advantage Stretch Wrap can be inserted into the fully automatic machine without rewinding. The larger size of the Advantage Stretch Wrap roll means that replacement is only required every 400 to 600 pallets, compared to 40 to 80 pallets for plastic wraps, saving time and money.

Marcin Śpiewok, CEO of Silbo, says: “We are passionate about supporting global producers in the transition from plastic packaging to more sustainable alternatives and are well-known for our innovative technology and global distribution network. This development not only supports our reputation for sustainability but will also benefit all our customers and their end-users, making quite an impact. We are truly excited to be one of the first companies to introduce Advantage StretchWrap into our supply chain and have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process with Mondi and EW Technology.”

Mondi supports circular economy

Bartosz Babicz, Product Manager for Advantage StretchWrap at Mondi adds: “This is a huge move for the whole packaging industry and illustrates our MAP2030 commitments – using paper as a renewable and recyclable material to keep materials in circulation and reduce waste. We have worked as a team to empower Silbo in its own goals to be more sustainable. Advantage StretchWrap offers an efficient alternative to plastic film and the products still get the same protection, with a very important benefit: the installation offers a sustainable solution for all of Silbo’s customers, improving the sustainability journey of all their pallets on a global scale.”