Last year, Mondi announced that it would expand its existing plant in Ansbach, Southern Germany, to become the largest heavy-duty corrugated cardboard plant in Europe. The “Ansbach 2020” project, an investment worth €30 million, is in its final stages of completion and is meeting its customers' needs with innovative sustainable packaging solutions. The plant successfully installed state of the art machinery, including a new corrugator, die-cutting-machine, inline-machine, paper storage, shipping facility, waste processing facility and intralogistics system. The investment is strengthening the plants position as the go-to-expert for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions in the region. Furthermore, the updated machinery results in less energy consumption and reduces the carbon footprint of the plant.
Koehler Paper works together with CLARUS Films GmbH in the small roll business and as a service partner for the converting industry for flexible packaging papers Europe-wide. This partnership will especially play out in the area of functionally coated, unprinted barrier paper.
Koehler Paper and Clarus will have their first joint appearance at Europe’s biggest packaging, technology, and processing trade show – Fachpack – in Nuremberg, Germany, from September 28 through September 30, 2021 at booth 119, Hall 4.
Partnership accelerates the packaging market’s transformation on the road to sustainable solutions
Koehler and CLARUS are linked not only in terms of their location in Germany, but also in terms of how both have made it their mission to provide their customers with top-quality solutions. This partnership combines the know-how from the traditional world of paper with the know-how from the flexible packaging market.
This strategic partnership will enable Koehler Paper to tap into an additional market that is being developed with partners like CLARUS. For customers, this means that they will now be able to benefit from the expertise of two experts in the industry, as well as from an optimized supply chain.
Eckhard Kallies, Head of Flexible Packaging Paper at Koehler, points out: “The trend towards sustainable packaging continues at breakneck speed. Now, our functional Koehler NexPlus® barrier papers are traditionally printed before being processed into flexible packaging for products such as food, but in CLARUS, one of the biggest independent European ‘value added resellers’ in the area of packaging films, we’ve now found a partner with which we can tap into the market for unprinted packaging.”