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Mondi launches AegisPaper, a complete range of recyclable barrier papers for sustainable packaging solutions

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Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has successfully developed a new recyclable functional barrier paper range. Designed with protection in mind, this range of certified recyclable barrier paper solutions is fully integrated across Mondi’s value chain—from paper production to the barrier application—and can run on existing filling lines for form-fill-and-seal (FFS) applications.

Mondi’s AegisPaper range reduces the amount of plastic used by replacing it with a renewable resource that has specific mechanical properties, such as puncture resistance, flexibility, printability and barrier protection. The coatings technologies applied to these papers create custom barriers against grease and water vapour and ensure sealability. AegisPapers are suitable for numerous packaging applications within the dry food, frozen food, pet food, confectionery, secondary packaging, toy, e-commerce, flower packaging, and DIY industries.


The functional barrier paper can replace plastic packaging that has traditionally been used for FMCG and consumer products. In a first step, Mondi’s collaboration with a European dry pasta producer will reduce the plastic used by 90% and save them 7,5 tonnes of plastic film per year for one of their product ranges. This pasta packaging and other commercialised solutions will be entering the market in the first half of 2021.

“Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and I am pleased that this continues to be a focus for our customers. Thanks to combining Mondi’s know-how of paper making, coating, printing, converting, pouch and bag making alongside our expertise in selected end-uses for consumers, we make ‘paper where possible, plastic when useful,’ a reality. This launch is a breakthrough for the next generation of sustainable packaging.” said Peter Orisich, CEO, Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials, Mondi.

Within AegisPaper, there are three grades available for different applications and requirements:

  • AegisPaper select offers a wide range of custom barrier properties
  • AegisPaper 95/5 food is certified as fully recyclable and has the best mechanical properties for food applications
  • AegisPaper reduce provides the thinnest functional barrier paper to reduce amount of packaging material needed

The paper and coatings are all produced and applied in Europe.

Read more about Mondi’s range of recyclable barrier papers, AegisPaper, here:

Technical notes:

Mondi’s fully recyclable barrier papers for packaging solutions have the following possibilities for coating, converting, and packaging.


A recyclable functional barrier paper where coatings are applied to create a fully integrated Mondi solution. The range offers sealability properties and integrated barrier functionalities.

  • Custom barriers against grease and water vapour
  • Recyclable in existing paper recycling streams
  • Runs on standard FFS lines
  • Ideal substitute of plastic laminates
  • Basic printing capabilities
  • PVDC free
  • Recyclable certifications for certain grades by PTS, CEREC and Interseroh.

The three grades of AegisPaper are:

AegisPaper select

  • Dispersion coated product
  • High performance sealing layer
  • Grease and water vapour barrier
  • Recyclable in several paper streams in Europe

AegisPaper 95/5 food

  • High mechanical performance
  • Insect protection
  • Water vapour and moisture barrier
  • 95/5 Paper to plastic ratio, recyclable in all paper streams in Europe

AegisPaper reduce

  • Insect protection
  • Water vapour and moisture barrier
  • Recyclable in several paper streams in Europe

Mondi’s converted formats made with AegisPaper

With AegisPaper, Mondi can offer a fully recyclable certified barrier paper packaging solution that are converted into Mondi’s familiar formats. The range includes integrated barrier properties and are suitable for a wide range of FMCG applications.

  • Uses Mondi paper technology to achieve mechanical properties like puncture resistance, tear strength
  • Improved packaging line processing with special smooth packaging paper
  • High performance sealing layer to maximize line speed and best seal integrity
  • PVDC free barrier: water vapour, grease
  • Choose your paper surface: natural touch or smooth for best print results


In addition to AegisPaper, AegisBase is also available. This is a white or brown recyclable base paper solution for functional barrier papers with extensive mechanical properties, with high stiffness for high-speed converting lines and high-stretch for wrapping applications. The sustainably sourced range offers paper structures suitable for barrier coatings applications; have excellent puncture resistance, optimal strength, and basic printability properties on a coated surface.

About Mondi

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative, packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer- centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of €7.27 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.66 billion.

Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.

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