Mondi, Jackson, Mo., announced plans to expand its U.S. capability to produce premium flat-bottom bags for food applications. The move comes in response from the rising demand in the United States for premium flexible packaging solutions

Mondi’s expanded capability, which includes more manufacturing capacity and new equipment, will be fully operational by the third quarter of 2018.  

“Premium flexible packaging needs to communicate a brand’s message effectively and be as unique as the product inside,” says Bill Kuecker, vice president of marketing, Mondi Jackson. “With the extreme competition on store shelves that brands currently face, packaging needs to grab the consumer’s attention and maintain satisfaction during a product’s use life to remain relevant. Our expanded premium bag-making capabilities will help our current and future customers bring their products to market in packaging that meets these challenging criteria. To cite just one example, our premium flat-bottom bags can be produced with a variety of reclosing options, such as top sliders, to help customize the consumer’s packaging experience.”