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Mondi named Gold Award winner at 2016 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

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Mondi named Gold Award winner at 2016 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

May 19, 2016 - 22:02

JACKSON, MO, May 19, 2016 (Press Release) -Mondi Jackson, Consumer Goods Packaging has been named a Gold Award winner in the 2016 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Mondi won the award for its development of a custom-engineered flexible pouch for the SYNEK™ countertop beer dispenser. The award specifically recognized technological advancement and enhanced user experience.

SYNEK is a standalone home appliance that refrigerates, pressurizes and dispenses beer for the home consumer. Inside the dispensing system is a unique three-layer pouch, which helps keep the beer fresh and under the right amount of pressure for 30 or more days. Users can fill the pouch with home-brewed beer or take it to their favorite brewery, restaurant or bar for filling. After filling, the pouch is securely capped. Once home, the user removes the cap and connects the pouch to the draft system. The pouch, which holds 128 ounces (more than 10 traditional 12 ounce beers) was developed through collaboration between SYNEK and Mondi Jackson, Consumer Goods Packaging.

Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is recognized globally as the leading packaging awards program. This program supports DuPont’s commitment to recognize excellence and inspire innovations in packaging. Each year an esteemed panel of independent judges awards diamond, diamond finalist, gold or silver honors based on “excellence” ratings in one or all of three categories – Technological Advancement; Responsible Packaging; and Enhanced User Experience.

“We are honored to be a DuPont Packaging Award recipient,” said Ross Bushnell, president, Mondi Jackson. “Our work with SYNEK exemplifies creative collaboration in packaging at its best, and we wish SYNEK continued success as it introduces its beer dispensing system to craft brew enthusiasts.”

One of the award program judges was David Luttenberger, CPP, global packaging director, Mintel Group Ltd. USA. “Judges for the competition were especially impressed with this large spouted pouch’s ability to be filled with craft beer, brewed either at a pub or from a home brewing system,” Luttenberger said. Learn more about how SYNEK’s pouch impressed this year’s panel of judges in thisvideo link.

Judges evaluated nearly 200 entries from more than 25 countries. Mondi was one of 22 winners selected as 2016 packaging innovators.

About Mondi in North America

Mondi in North America designs, develops and manufactures solutions for its Industrial Bags, Consumer Packaging, Coatings, and Sack Kraft Paper customers. Industrial Bags produces ultra-strong paper bags for high-speed filling, air-permeable bags featuring hermetic and vacuum sealing, sewn open mouth, valve, pinch bottom, block bottom, woven polypropylene and slider bags, as well as two-ply bag constructions made from high performance kraft paper. It serves the sugar, gardening, building and construction, pet food and animal feed industries. Mondi offers the hygiene certification scheme AIB for food and animal feed applications. Consumer Packaging solutions include stand-up pouches, reclosable bags, microwaveable packaging and other products with optimal barrier properties, along with extruded films for labels. Major markets include food and beverage, pet care, hygiene and the personal and household care sectors. Coatings encompasses silicone-coated and specialty paper, as well as film release liners for a host of pressure-sensitive adhesive solutions, including hygiene and graphics applications. Primary markets include fiber composite sectors, building and construction, and tapes. Sack Kraft Paper products include multiwall consumer and refuse bags.

Mondi creates packaging and paper solutions that touch millions of lives every day.

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At Mondi, our products protect and preserve the things that matter.

Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. We offer over 100 packaging and paper products, customised into more than 100,000 different solutions for customers, end consumers and industrial end uses - touching the lives of millions of people every day. In 2015, Mondi had revenues of €6.8 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.5%.

The Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Our innovative technologies and products can be found in a variety of applications including hygiene components, stand-up pouches, super-strong cement bags, clever retail boxes and office paper. Our key customers are in industries such as automotive; building and construction; chemicals; food and beverage; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; packaging and paper converting; pet care; and office and professional printing.

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI.

For us, acting sustainably makes good business sense and is part of the way we work every day. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.