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Long-term cooperation between Mondi and Cherat Packaging Ltd spawns successful product development

Mondi Kraft Paper and Cherat Packaging Ltd (Pakistan) have been successfully cooperating for more than 10 years. Cherat Packaging, working in collaboration with Mondi, has been at the forefront of innovation in the field of cement packaging in Pakistan. The two companies jointly pioneered the introduction of 2-ply bags in Pakistan, which has revolutionised cement packaging in the country. With the latest joint bag construction, a 2-ply 75/80 gsm solution made of Advantage Select, the partnership has set another milestone in the regional cement industry.

Cherat Packaging Ltd (CPL) – part of the Ghulam Faruque Group – has been producing industrial bags for the cement industry for more than 20 years. It has become a supplier of choice for its customers. In fact, with a capacity of 265 million bags, it is the largest supplier of bags – primarily 2-ply Select bags – in Pakistan.

“We are very proud of our relationship with CPL, which dates back to 1991. Since 2001, CPL has been buying paper exclusively from Mondi. This clearly shows the commitment of both partners and the loyalty that exists in the relationship. We are very grateful for CPL’s trust and cooperation over the last 13 years,” explains Conny Josefsson, Sales Director Mondi Kraft Paper E&I.

Mondi Kraft Paper works closely with CPL and its group company, Cherat Cement, to develop bags that are superior in terms of cost, functionality and durability. The latest development is a 2-ply 75/80 gsm bag construction for 50 kg cement packaging, using Mondi’s famous Advantage Select kraft paper. “CPL is the first company to produce and supply this type of bag in the region. Cement bags typically used in this region have to deal with the challenges of being loaded and unloaded manually and tough road and weather conditions. The quality of the paper and bag is therefore critical, and Advantage Select meets the tough requirements in a product that the cement industry needs,” comments Amer Faruque, CEO of CPL.

Two-ply cement bag solutions made of Mondi Advantage Select offer superior tensile energy absorption (TEA) combined with high porosity. This innovation results in fewer breakages and more efficient dust-free filling on the rotopacker as the bags no longer require perforation.

About Mondi Kraft Paper
Mondi Kraft Paper, a Business Segment of the Europe & International Division, is the leading European supplier of kraft papers and bleached as well as unbleached market pulp. The Business Segment operates six production sites and offers high-quality paper grades. The focus is on excellent runnability as well as printability, optimised converting machine productivity and customised packaging features. Mondi Kraft Paper invests in innovative research facilities and cutting edge technology. Its commitment is reflected in its investments in the R&D Innovation, the Bag Application Centres and the recently opened food safety laboratory, where packaging solutions are developed and tested in close cooperation with customers.

About Mondi

Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 24,000 people in production facilities across 30 countries. In 2013, Mondi had revenues of €6.5 billion and a ROCE of 15.3%. The Group's key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, the Americas and South Africa.\

The Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from the management of its own forests and the production of pulp and paper (packaging paper and uncoated fine paper), to the conversion of packaging paper into corrugated packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. Mondi is also a supplier of innovative consumer packaging solutions, advanced films and hygiene products components.

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group’s performance, and the responsible approach it takes to good business practice, has been recognised by its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global, European and UK Index Series (since 2008) and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

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