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

Awarded with Blue Angel certification

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.


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.

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