Packaging Innovations 2016 | Mondi and Spotless Tea Bag tackle messy problem

Spotless Tea Bag and Mondi are offering a solution to the problem – where to put tea bags without making a mess.


The Steabag solution will be presented for the first time at the Mondi booth at Packaging Innovations 2016, 24-25 of February 2016.

In January Mondi signed a manufacturing and sales agreement with Spotless Tea Bag for Steabag, an innovative single portion stand up pouch concept for tea bags. The patented Steabag, invented by Matti Koskinen, captivates by its practical usage and is sustainable as well as compostable.

The development combined the material competence and technologies from Mondi Extrusion Coatings with state of the art conversion and pouch making capabilities of Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging. This led, by the end of January, to an exclusive cooperation agreement between Spotless Tea Bag and Mondi comprising the manufacturing within Europe.

“I couldn’t be more impressed on the positive, open-minded attitude and professional expertise Mondi has brought to the concept’s development process,” said Matti Koskinen, inventor of Steabag and the founder of Spotless Tea Bag. “Now with a novel packaging, tea lovers all over the world can make their teatime delightfully spotless.”


The Steabag is the paper based single portion stand up pouch with good barrier properties against oxygen and moisture. It has an aroma barrier, which guarantees keeping the product in good condition till it is used. Additionally it is watertight, so you can place a used tea bag back in the pouch avoiding mess or use of additional dishes.

Using Mondi’s unique biodegradable high barrier material Sustainex, allowing it to be disposed in an environmentally friendly way (both paper & coating are biodegradable according to EN 13432).

“Developing an optimal packaging solution for Steabag confirms Mondi`s capacity to offer smart packaging solutions, tailor-made to our customers need,” commented Thomas Gröner, head of innovation and R&D consumer goods packaging. “We combined a creative concept with our in-depth material and packaging skills – and on top with our commitment to sustainable innovations.”