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Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has been honored with the Product Innovation award at the PPI Awards for its Hug&Hold packaging solution. The PPI Awards, organized by Fast markets Forest Products, are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing achievements in the pulp and paper sector.
Hug&Hold is a sustainable paper-based solution for wrapping and transporting PET beverage bottles, replacing plastic shrink wrap. It consists of a kraft paper sleeve and a corrugated clip to secure the bottles and provide a comfortable handle for transportation. This 100% paper-based and recyclable solution is a fully automated alternative to plastic shrink wrap that is suitable for existing paper waste streams throughout Europe.
The Product Innovation award recognizes newly developed products that solve existing needs or problems. Hug&Hold is a perfect solution for FMCG brands and beverage producers seeking more sustainable packaging options that appeal to consumers while providing product protection. With Hug&Hold, brand owners can safely switch to a recyclable paper-based packaging solution without any risk to their product or logistics.
Mondi’s commitment to producing the most sustainable packaging solutions for customers has been recognized by the PPI Awards.
Tarik Aniba, sales and marketing director for Corrugated Solutions at Mondi, expressed pride in seeing the company’s innovations being recognized by peers. Leveraging Mondi’s team of kraft paper and corrugated specialists, Silvia Hanzelova, sales director for Specialty Kraft Paper at Mondi, helped develop a fully paper-based solution with minimal material usage. Following thorough testing, Hug&Hold has been confirmed to be viable and efficient
The PPI Awards ceremony took place in Prague, Czechia on 8 March 2023. By winning this award, Mondi has demonstrated its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and leadership in the pulp and paper sector.