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Mondi’s expands saturating kraft paper range

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Mondi has expanded its range of saturating kraft papers and increased capacity, in order to improve and enhance its service to manufacturers of internal and external building panels, worktops, furniture and technical films.

With the previously announced investment in a new papermachine at its Štĕtí plant in the Czech Republic and further increases in production efficiency, the company will optimise capacity across its mill network, providing increased production of its saturating kraft, Advantage MF Boost, at Mondi Frantschach in Austria and Mondi Dynäs in Sweden. Both Frantschach and Dynäs mills are ideally placed to deliver short lead times across Europe and provide customers with reassurance of good service and production back up. These changes signal Mondi's commitment to increase the availability of Advantage MF Boost – the kraft paper that is used in laminated applications.

The group has further made improvements in the efficiency of its papermachines running the saturating kraft paper, meaning enhanced formation, better drying properties and faster production. Ongoing research and development has also meant this quality paper is available in a larger product range, with lower and higher grammages to suit each individual customer need.

Mondi’s Advantage MF Boost is ideally suited for laminates due to its porous properties: the unbleached and natural brown kraft paper is created with responsibly sourced fresh fibres in Sweden and Austria and is available FSC or PEFC certified. Its long fibre pulp makes it highly absorbent, ideal for taking in and acting as a carrier for resin used to adhere the layers, essential to the final laminate.

Roman Senecky, COO Kraft Paper, Mondi, said: ‘We are very committed to boosting production of our Advantage MF Boost in order to serve the markets for decorative and compact laminates as well as industrial and technical films for plywood. Our existing infrastructure means we can produce and deliver this essential porous kraft paper globally, in suitable quantities, providing a reliable supply to all our existing and new customers.’


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