Paper offers a natural look, and, of course, is a renewable resource, adding to a product’s sustainability story. However, it still needs to look good – and the judges agreed that Mondi achieved that through its precision printing.
On Dec. 13, 2018 in Paris, ATF Flexo presented Mondi with two awards – a Gold Flexostar award in the “Printing on Paper” category for its Dog’Croc Chien Adult bag made for French animal nutrition specialist Sopral. It also took home a Silver Flexostar in the “Printing on PE Film” category for its hybrid film/paper Canicaf dog-food bag made for Paris-based customer Néodis. The French competition attracted 135 entries from 38 companies.
The Dog’Croc Chien Adult bag stood out for its precise printing of a dog and child image on the package. The glossy, four-ply, pinch-bottom bag incorporated seven colors as well as lamination. The two-ply, pinch hybrid open Canicaf bag for Néodis, meanwhile, involved accurately printing seven colors on polyethylene film.
“We are proud to win these awards,” said Christian Latorre, Managing Director of Mondi Lembacel SAS in Bétheniville, France, “because the jury consists of printing professionals from across our industry”. These honours also shine a further light on our Bétheniville plant, which already has an excellent reputation for its printing quality. “Mondi is devoted to leveraging its printing expertise to help its customers and their products look their very best,” added Latorre.
This marks the third straight year that Mondi has been honoured by ATF Flexo for its printing excellence. (Press release April 2017)
Separately, ATIF in Italy bestowed honors on Mondi in the “Printing on Paper” category for its line of dog food packaging based on Mondi’s FlexziBox concept. The awards ceremony took place on Nov. 20 in Spazio Hera in Bologna, Italy.
The award-winning product (REAL NATURE Crafted Choice) was produced for our customer Mera Tiernahrung GmbH, which supplies private-label pet food to the German retailer Fressnapf Tiernahrungs GmbH.