Mondi launches IQ EXTRALIGHT, a new opaque paper for inserts of medications, leaflets, manuals and legal text applications

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  • IQ EXTRALIGHT targets the uncoated premium segment in opaque paper and is produced at Mondi Neusiedler, Austria
  • Mondi’s IQ EXTRALIGHT offers excellent printability, folding performance and is optimised for web and sheet-fed offset printing
  • IQ EXTRALIGHT is FSC™ certified, has a food safety certification and is optionally available as carbon neutral

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, launches IQ EXTRALIGHT. The new opaque paper solution is produced at Mondi Neusiedler, Austria, and targets the uncoated premium segment in opaque paper for inserts of medications and cosmetics, operating manuals, catalogues, directories or legal text application. IQ EXTRALIGHT offers an excellent printability, folding performance and is developed for both web and sheet-fed offset printing. Mondi’s new paper solution is FSC™ certified and optionally available as carbon neutral to support customers in improving their CO2 balance. It is part of Green Range, Mondi´s umbrella trademark for sustainable paper solutions, and produced in compliance with the FSC™ certification scheme as well as with EC regulation 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The new IQ EXTRALIGHT paper is now available in folio and reels in 40, 45, 50 and 60 g/m² across Europe.

mondi 29nov21 2Ideal solution for high productivity print runs

Thanks to its excellent printability and runnability, IQ EXTRALIGHT offers high productivity print runs. The optimised folding performance of Mondi’s new opaque paper further ensures trouble-free processing due to its excellent folding properties and high stiffness including a high luminescence factor for automatic scanning. These attributes make IQ EXTRALIGHT the ideal solution for clients requiring a high standard in both web and offset printing. The high opacity of IQ EXTRALIGHT guarantees excellent readability, supporting the automated quality control by its outstanding sheet formation.

''It is our aim to constantly produce high quality products that not only meet the evolving needs of our clients but are also sustainable by design. With our new IQ EXTRALIGHT we offer a high quality product to the uncoated premium segment in opaque paper and enable our clients to take their web and sheet-fed offset printing machines to a new, even more efficient level.'' - Johannes Klumpp, Marketing & Sales Director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

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. Converters appreciate the excellent printability and smooth handling of Mondi’s professional printing papers.

About Mondi

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is 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. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2020, Mondi had revenues of €6.66 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.35 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.

Source: Mondi