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Paper-based Diaper Pack Makes Recycling Easy

Drylock Technologies, a global hygiene products manufacturer and producer of baby diapers, approached packaging and paper supplier Mondi to create a more sustainable alternative to its existing plastic diaper packaging.


The goal was to launch a pack that would travel well, have strong shelf appeal, and protect the product, while also using renewable resources and significantly reducing its CO2 footprint. The company selected Mondi’s EcoWicketBag solution.

“Consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging that is kinder to the planet without compromising on the integrity of the product. With the EcoWicketBag, consumers can be confident of product quality and packaging sustainability,” says Werner Van Ingelgem, R&D Director at Drylock Technologies.

A key advantage of using paper-based solutions, according to Drylock, is the commonly known recyclability of paper—consumers are highly likely to know how to dispose of it correctly. The EcoWicketBag can be placed in existing paper streams, even in countries with the strictest recycling regulations, thereby supporting the circular economy. An EcoWicketBag made out of fully compostable materials is also available.

Plus, the EcoWicketBag fits with Drylock Technologies’ existing plant processes, meaning it is the first paper wicket bag range that can be filled and sealed on existing machines.

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