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Mondi Helps Angulas Aguinaga Switch to Recyclable, Paper-Based Packaging

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Mondi has helped Angulas Aguinaga switch to a recyclable paper-based packaging.
Mondi designs new paper-based secondary packaging for Krissia chilled surimi sticks.

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has helped Angulas Aguinaga switch to a recyclable paper-based packaging for its Krissia brand chilled surimi sticks, greatly reducing the amount of plastic being used.

The surimi sticks were previously packed in a multi-material plastic solution. By collaborating with Mondi, Angulas Aguinaga and its Krissia brand is now transitioning to a secondary packaging using Mondi’s FunctionalBarrier Paper. Mondi was able to create a solution that would be genuinely fit for purpose, protecting the chilled product while significantly reducing plastic – eliminating up to 20 tn of plastic every year.

Mondi’s FunctionalBarrier Paper is made from renewable and certified resources, responsibly sourced and delivers a range of benefits: the strong and tear-resistant kraft base paper is fully converted in-house by Mondi to ensure customized barrier protection of the food and sealability of the packaging. The final packaging is recyclable in Spain’s existing paper recycling streams.

“By working closely with the Krissia team and looking into the entire journey of the product, we have been able to ensure the surimi sticks are packed in recyclable packaging that supports a circular economy, keeping valuable materials in the loop,” said Jordi Gorchs, regional manager France & Southern Europe, Consumer Flexibles. “We took the time to focus on the needs of the product first before optimizing our FunctionalBarrier Paper to provide a responsible, recyclable replacement to the previous plastic alternative.”

“We are committed to creating innovative solutions in the food industry that solve real consumer needs,” said Mikel Grande, Angulas Aguinaga marketing and innovation manager. “In this context, switching our product packaging to materials that come from renewable resources is a must: it is our responsibility to offer solutions to our consumers, whose preferences have shifted towards paper-based packaging. This new solution significantly replaces unnecessary plastic while assuring the quality of our Krissia surimi sticks. We are very proud to be the first brand commercializing this type of paper-based packaging for chilled fish.”

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