Mondi’s Protector Bag ExpandForm wins the German Packaging Award 2023

·       Mondi has been awarded with the German Packaging Award 2023 in the “material substitution” category.

·       Protector Bag ExpandForm replaces existing plastic solutions for mattress rollpacking with recyclable paper bags.

·       The mattress packaging is made from Mondi kraft paper, offering breathable and expandable product features.

14 August 2023 – Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has won the German Packaging Award 2023 in the category “material substitution” for Protector Bag ExpandForm, which is awarded by the German Packaging Institute.

Developed in collaboration with Megaflex Schaumstoff, a family-owned manufacturer for flexible foams, mattresses and sleeping products, Protector Bag ExpandForm replaces the current plastic packaging for mattress rollpacking with a flexible and recyclable paper bag solution.

The innovative packaging not only helps to reduce plastic waste but also ensures optimal product protection and handling during the transportation and storage of rolled mattresses. Its unique design and superior strength provide secure packaging that retains its shape and protects the mattresses throughout the transport journey.

The great partnership between Mondi and Megaflex Schaumstoff ensured a smooth transition, and implementation of the new solution, with only a few adjustments to the packaging machinery. By the end of 2023, Megaflex plans to switch its entire range of mattress rollpacking to paper packaging, which is already used for instance by Bett1 to package its kids’ mattresses.

Max Melzer, Sales Developer Protector Bags, Mondi says “We are honoured to receive the German Packaging Award for our Protector Bag ExpandForm. At Mondi, we are committed to driving innovation and sustainability in the packaging industry. This recognition shows our dedication to providing our customers with smart, sustainable, and fit-for-purpose packaging solutions.”


Editor’s notes: For more information about Mondi’s Protector Bag ExpandForm watch the video here.

About Mondi

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and films, to developing and manufacturing sustainable consumer and industrial packaging solutions using paper where possible, plastic when useful. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy, with our ambitious commitments to 2030 focused on circular driven solutions, created by empowered people, taking action on climate.

In 2022, Mondi had revenues of €8.9 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.8 billion from continuing operations, and employed 22,000 people worldwide. Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), where the Group is a FTSE100 constituent, and also has a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP).