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Mondi Relaunches IQ Intelligent Paper Brand

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Mondi, Vienna, Austria, the global packaging and paper Group, has given its office and professional printing paper IQ a brand new look. The IQ brand concept revolves around ‘Intelligence’ and what it means to be an intelligent paper solution, offering the right answer for all needs, from offset to digital printing. IQ combines this versatility with 99.99% trouble-free runnability. 

Since its launch in 2001, IQ has built up its strong brand recognition and is ranking today number two in brand awareness for all of Europe in the 2016 EMGE Cut-Size Survey. Mondi is building up on that high level of brand awareness with the rejuvenated image for IQ. This includes a new logo, freshly designed ream wrappers, and new sales and marketing tools.

"IQ is already one of the best-known paper brands in Europe," said Johannes Klumpp, marketing and sales director, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper. "So we want to maintain its high profile and also highlight the great versatility of this portfolio. There is an IQ suitable for every printing technology and every purpose. Whether for office or professional printing, IQ has the solution for you."

The IQ portfolio has continuously adapted to customer needs and could therefore build a loyal customer base. The success of the IQ story also rests upon the good partnership between Mondi and Europapier, Mondi’s key distribution partner for the IQ range.

"IQ has always been an essential and reliable part of our long-standing cooperation with Mondi. We are pleased to now work together on promoting IQ papers even further," said Helmut Limbeck, CEO of Europapier Group. "We very much like the new IQ campaign, which gives the brand a fresher image and also focuses on what IQ paper really stands for - an intelligent solution for all printing needs. Europapier is serving around 10.000 customers with IQ papers, which is an impressive proof point of this statement."

The concept of "IQ: Intelligent Paper Brand" is captured in a short, dynamic video that is available on Mondi Group’s YouTube channel

Thirty-six colors and a grammage range from 60 up to 400 gsm show the diversity of the IQ portfolio. Symbolic for this diversity, new visuals were designed for all the sub-brands of the office and professional printing portfolio, each relating to the concept of intelligence. For its "high-performance paper" IQ PREMIUM, a high-tech robot represents the enhanced productivity and quality the paper gives you in the work place. A bust of Leonardo da Vinci is featured on the new packaging of IQ ALLROUND, linking one of humankind’s greatest thinkers and multi-talents to a paper with perfect runnability that is the solid all-rounder among the IQ range.

Not only is IQ versatile, it is also extremely reliable, Mondi adds. Addressing end-customers’ challenges with printing, Mondi introduced the "Performance Champion" for their IQ paper portfolio. Provided it has been stored under proper conditions, Mondi ensures 99.99% trouble-free runnability of its paper on copiers, printers and other office equipment.

In addition, IQ SMOOTH and IQ PREMIUM both feature ColorLok® Technology, which enhances the quality of inkjet printing. With ColorLok, pigments are held close to the surface, resulting in more vivid colors, bolder blacks, and faster drying time.

As with all Mondi uncoated fine papers, IQ is part of the company’s Green Range, which symbolizes high environmental performance in sustainable paper production. IQ papers fulfil Mondi’s Green Range criteria for either FSC® or PEFC™ certification for responsibly managed forests. All Mondi IQ papers also carry the EU Ecolabel. IQ branded papers are sustainably produced at all three of Mondi’s European paper mills—Mondi Neusiedler in Austria, Mondi SCP in Slovakia, and Mondi Syktyvkar in Russia.

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