Mondi is investing around €5 million in a new research and development (R&D) facility at Mondi Steinfeld, in Germany. This investment will support customers by helping them to develop solutions that achieve their sustainability goals.
Construction of the facility has commenced, and when completed, will include pilot lines for both plastic- and paper-based solutions, from coating, film extrusion and printing to filling lines for multiple products.
The center will also have an analytical laboratory as well as a floor dedicated to a customer experience center, which will provide an open environment to meet and collaborate with customers at an early stage in the development of new innovations.
The R&D center will bring together experts with knowledge of different materials and packaging types. Extrusion coating, aqueous coating and siliconization will be available, as well as various printing machines.
The research and development center will open its doors at the end of 2023 and will complement Mondi’s other research and development center such as the recycling and food safety laboratories in Frantschach, Austria.