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Les Crudettes, Mondi, and IMA scoop French awards for new paper packaging

Mondi, IMA Ilapak, and Les Crudettes have won three prizes at the French packaging award and the Trophées de l’innovation LSA for a new paper packaging.

Mondi developed a recyclable functional barrier paper, which is converted on VFFS machines of IMA Ilapak for a selection of Les Crudettes’ pre-washed, ready-to-eat salads. Their solution won the environment and production categories at the French packaging awards as well as the Trophées de l’innovation LSA.



Les Crudettes decided to replace the plastic bags for its fresh salads with Mondi’s new packaging. The new solution is 95% paper and verified as recyclable in the waste paper stream in France while keeping the salad fresh for up to 10 days - the same amount of time as with the previous plastic packaging. Mondi used its EcoSolutions approach to work closely with Les Crudettes in order to help the company meet its sustainability goals of reducing the amount of plastic in its packaging. The new packaging also supports Mondi’s MAP2030 sustainability goal to make 100% of its products reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.

IMA Ilapak's R&D efforts have resulted in the first solution specifically designed to perform using paper while ensuring the same performance as plastic packaging materials. The Vegatronic 6000 bagging machines produced for Les Crudettes are part of the Corporate Sustainability Program IMA Zero and IMA NOP (No Plastic) which have the ultimate goal of minimizing environmental impact in industrial manufacturing, embodying the Group’s dedication to change and aims to make a positive and eco-friendly impact.

"The key to getting fit-for-purpose packaging solutions is to ask the right questions, and these awards recognize that. We worked closely with Les Crudettes and their machine manufacturer IMA Ilapak to ensure the transition to our functional barrier paper was smooth and effective, resulting in a truly ground-breaking packaging that can now be rolled out across other food groups," said Falk Paulsen, Sales & Business Development Director Functional Paper and Films

For more information:
Judith Wronn
Mondi Flexible Packaging & Engineered Materials
Tel: +49 151 17714692
Email: Judith.Wronn@mondigroup.com

Géraldine Collet
LSDH Group
Tel: +33 02 38 58 78 00
Email: g.collet@lescrudettes.com  

Christian Romualdi
ILAPAK International
Tel: +41 91 960 5938
Email: christian.romualdi@ima.it


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