Mondi enters low-white recycled office paper market with Nautilus Elemental

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Cleverbox packaging for Mondi Nautilus

Mondi, a global enterprise in packaging and paper, recently launched Nautilus Elemental, its first recycled office paper product for the low-white segment. The new product made from 100% post-consumer waste complements the existing wide range of premium high-white recycled papers. Low-white recycled papers are particularly popular with public authorities and institutions such as schools. The new paper is now available across Europe.

We are pleased to be able to extend the Nautilus range to include this new offering. With its authentic recycled shade, using this paper sends a positive environmental message, reflecting our commitment to put sustainability at the heart of everything we do,” says Johannes Klumpp, Marketing and Sales director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

Due to the increasing demand for recycled paper, Mondi extended its Nautilus portfolio and availability over the past few years. This latest product innovation is the next milestone in its strategy and targets important low-white markets in Europe where currently limited suppliers exist. Nautilus Elemental is ideally suited for all types of office communication, such as everyday communication, eMail print-outs, direct mail, invoices, and manuals.

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Nautilus Elemental is produced in Austria in compliance with certification schemes, including the Blue Angel, FSC Recycled, EU Ecolabel, and the Austrian Ecolabel. It is part of Green Range, Mondi’s umbrella trademark for sustainable paper solutions. The paper comes in packaging made of 100% recycled paper.

The paper offers high-quality and paper properties comparable to fresh fiber products. These include 55% CIE whiteness (ISO 11475) and 70% Brightness UV (ISO 2470). Readily available in 80 gram per square meter in A4 & A3, ream-wrapped or as a cleverbox (A4 x 2,500 sheets). It is suitable for inkjet, laser as well as copiers and has a reduced “see through” due to high opacity. It has low dusting and perfect runnability.

Uncoated Fine Paper is a business unit of Mondi Group. In six operating sites in Austria, Slovakia, Russia, and South Africa, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces pulp and environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital and offset print technologies. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water, and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the green range of papers that are FSC or PEFC certified, 100% recycled, or bleached entirely without chlorine.

Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, Pergraphica, Nautilus, Neujet, IQ, Maestro, Bio Top 3, DNS, Snegurochka, or Rotatrim are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.

Mondi is a global enterprise in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Its business is fully integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper, and plastic films to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of EUR 7.27 billion and an underlying EBITDA of EUR 1.66 billion.

Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI) and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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