Mondi is looking back at a highly successful Drupa 2016 where the company showcased its innovative offer as the one-stop paper manufacturer for the professional printing industry. Among Mondi’s many highlights were a paper house illustrating the comprehensive paper solutions Mondi offers featuring a paper art gallery, live print runs of the new high-speed inkjet paper NEUJET® and a cutting-edge 3D printer using BIO TOP 3®.
Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper presented its wide range of professional paper solutions at the Drupa fair in Düsseldorf, Germany from 31 May to 10 June. As a one-stop paper manufacturer, Mondi offers sustainable paper solutions for all printing technologies and needs.
Johannes Klumpp, marketing & sales director Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper, explains, “We have had a very successful Drupa! On the one hand, we have proudly exhibited our professional print portfolio and have had interesting discussions with around 1400 customers. On the other hand, we have learned more about trends in printing technologies with our OEM partners.”
A house made of paper
Klumpp points out that “One of the highlights of the booth at Drupa was the Mondi ‘paper house’ reflecting Mondi’s one-stop paper manufacturer approach.” In this house, visitors could feel at home, be well taken care of, discover the creative environment of an art gallery and personally experience a variety of paper haptics. The house consisted of panels covered with natural-shaded BIO TOP 3® next and the high-white DNS® premium as well as an attractive grey shade of Mondi’s tinted paper. In the upstairs area Mondi’s customers could withdraw from the hectic rush of the trade show routine – much like in a living room. On the ground floor a dedicated art gallery opened up a whole new world for visitors who could admire different art objects reflecting the duality of the whole booth between the rational and the emotional world. Furthermore, visitors were invited to experience the different shades and haptics of Mondi papers with touchpads on the house. “All of these details combined the approach that people are in touch with Mondi products every day and that our paper can do much more than one would expect,” adds Klumpp.
Sustainable. Every day.
A tree made of wood and paper reflected Mondi’s clear sustainability commitment. For Mondi, sustainability makes good business sense hence is one of its key drivers and was also a key topic for Drupa. All Mondi uncoated fine paper branded products are part of Mondi’s Green Range, meaning that they are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or totally chlorine free bleached (TCF). Mondi continually invests in making its mills and production plants as energy efficient and sustainable as possible. Customers have the best paper solutions combined with proven, environmentally sound production – every day.
NEUJET® – bringing high-speed inkjet paper to a new level
The NEUJET® portfolio was presented at Drupa with live print runs on an Océ ColorStream 3700 Z high-speed digital inkjet printing press by Canon. NEUJET® represents Mondi’s next generation of high-speed inkjet papers and visitors were especially impressed by the smooth surface and vivid colours on NEUJET® silk. The portfolio is optimised for medium to heavy colour direct mails, graphic arts and book printing applications. NEUJET® is offered in two quality levels, standard and premium, and two surface finishes, matte and silk, closing the gap to coated offset printing.
PERGRAPHICA® design papers attract attention
PERGRAPHICA® - Mondi’s design paper range called ‘Paper for Perfectionists’ - caught a lot of attention at Drupa. Customers could assure themselves that it fulfils the most demanding requirements for sophisticated and elegant printed documents. The printed samples and attractive marketing materials for PERGRAPHICA® showed the variety of options: two textures (Rough and Smooth), three shades (High White, Classic and Natural) and six grammages between 90 and 300 g/m2. Produced in Austria and FSC® and EU Ecolabel certified, it is sold through a network of long-term distribution partners Europapier (Austria and CEE), Papierunion/Inapa Group (Germany), Burgo Distribuzione (Italy), and Double V (Russia).
3D print as highlight at Drupa and at the Mondi booth
Mondi has partnered with Mcor, an innovative manufacturer of the world’s most affordable, full-colour, safe and eco-friendly 3D printers, on the development of paper optimised for Mcor 3D printers. At Drupa Mondi featured the recently launched Mcor ARKe printing full colour paper 3D models – printing with Mondi’s BIO TOP 3® next. BIO TOP 3® next is an off-white uncoated hybrid printing paper ensuring high impact reproductions that catch attention. The paper is extremely versatile and meets the highest requirements: it combines an elegant look with an extensive environmental profile. Produced totally chlorine free (TCF), the paper retains a natural uncoated feel with an off-white shade and has been found to be optimally suited for Mcor 3D printers. Mcor ARKe uniquely employs the global-standard ICC colour map to provide the industry’s most accurate, photorealistic colour 3D. Dr Conor MacCormack, co-founder & CEO of Mcor concludes: “This year the Drupa show truly brought the 2D and 3D printing worlds together. 3D printing using Mondi’s BIO TOP3® next paper delivers high quality colour models at a low price and it is eco-friendly and safe.”
Customer focused innovation – every day
Another highlight of the professional print portfolio were the hybrid printing papers providing flexibility in the printing technology used and high print quality all at once. “We are strongly committed to continuously developing our portfolio serving our customers’ needs. At the same time, we adapt our papers to the technology developments in the professional printing industry,” explains Johannes Klumpp. “Mondi and the Neusiedler mill are well known for innovative, high quality papers produced in a sustainable way. Our clear dedication to quality leadership is demonstrated in one of our latest innovations in our premium hybrid segment.” Under the slogan “one quality – one mill – one look”, Mondi Neusiedler sets a new quality reference guaranteeing hybrid offset, preprint and laser printing. Professional printers, creative agencies and end users will benefit from consistent print quality and one shade from 50 – 400 g/m² with DNS® premium, MAESTRO® extra and IQ premium.
We are Mondi: IN TOUCH EVERY DAY
At Mondi, our products protect and preserve the things that matter.
Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. We offer over 100 packaging and paper products, customised into more than 100,000 different solutions for customers, end consumers and industrial end uses - touching the lives of millions of people every day. In 2015, Mondi had revenues of €6.8 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.5%.
The Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Our innovative technologies and products can be found in a variety of applications including hygiene components, stand-up pouches, super-strong cement bags, clever retail boxes and office paper. Our key customers are in industries such as automotive; building and construction; chemicals; food and beverage; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; packaging and paper converting; pet care; and office and professional printing.
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.
For us, acting sustainably makes good business sense and is part of the way we work every day. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.
About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper
Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is a business unit of Mondi’s Europe & International Division. In 4 paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, and Russia Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. 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, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3®, PERGRAPHICA® or Snegurochka 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.