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Sappi Speciality Papers Gears Up for FachPack and Labelexpo

Friday, July 17, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Sappi Speciality Papers today announced that it will be exhibiting at two important European packaging & label shows in the fall of this year. FachPack is scheduled to run from 29 September through 1 October in Nuremberg, Germany (Hall 4, Stand 4-111); while Labelexpo Europe will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 29 September through 2 October (Stand 5E17). 2015 marks the debut for Sappi Speciality Papers as exhibitor at Labelexpo Europe.  

“We are quite excited about our presence at both fairs,” says Thomas Kratochwill, Director Sales & Marketing at Sappi Speciality Papers. “Our newly created Speciality Papers competence center at our Alfeld Mill has strengthened us to expand our market reach, bringing even more new and innovative products to market for both packaging and labels and work closer together with our customers providing meaningful and sustainable packaging solutions.”

The rebuild of PM2 at Alfeld Mill has increased the variety and quantity of speciality papers the mill is now able to produce. The competence centre, is staffed with a team of application specialists, technical customer support as well as highly skilled end use managers. This dedicated business development team is tasked with developing new innovations and solutions for the packaging market. 

Sappi debuts at Labelexpo Europe

At Labelexpo Europe, Sappi Speciality Papers will be featuring its Algro Sol® line of silicone base papers featuring low silicone consumption, 25% lower than other standard carrier papers currently available on the market. This ensures excellent removal of the self-adhesive films from the siliconised carrier paper and results in significant cost savings. Increased production capacities at the Alfeld Mill as a result of the PM2 rebuild ensure a long-term and sustainable supply of this popular material in a dynamically changing marketplace, also expanding its reach to the Americas and Asia.

Sappi will also be showing their label paper portfolio dedicated to wet-glue labelling: Parade® Prima A, G and HP, a one-side-coated paper with impressive brightness and gloss designed for superior print results and excellent optical appearance.

Attending FachPack

At FachPack, Sappi Speciality Papers will be presenting innovative solutions for flexible packaging, rigid packaging and topliner. Sappi presents a range of speciality papers and carton board that are ideal for all packaging requirements from outer wrapping to cartons and for all printing, converting and finishing processes.

FachPack marks the first public showing of atelierTM, a hybrid FBB product that exceeds current market standards. atelier, produced at the company’s Maastricht mill, is a multi-ply board produced on a single-wire board machine, a feat no other paper manufacturer has ever achieved. It delivers the ultimate in brightness, purity and gloss with a silk touch and feel and unrivalled bulk, truly a new dimension in folding box board. This new product is a must-see for show attendees. 

“Ten years ago, we entered the carton board market and set out to revolutionise it with the Sappi Algro Design® family of SBB carton boards”. Thomas Kratochwill says; “Now we are doing it again with atelier and FBB, introducing an entirely new quality level in folding box board.”

Brilliant, Sustainable Substrates: A Sappi Hallmark

Also featured at the show will be Sappi’s award-winning bright white carton board Algro Design; the premium white topliner Fusion® for lamination to carton and corrugated cardboard; and Algro® Nature, a certified home compostable flexible packaging substrate that is based on renewable raw materials. Algro Nature is the first and only packaging paper that can be composted at home. It can also be laminated onto flexible packaging films from NatureFlex (produced by Innovia Films). 

Sappi is presenting at the show Algro® Guard M and Leine® Guard M barrier paper grades equipped with hot seal properties, developed in partnership with BASF and Eurofins. These sustainable and recyclable packaging materials are designed to address concerns about migration of mineral oil into food from packaging that is manufactured from recycled paper.

The single side coated Algro Guard M is ideal for outer packaging that requires high quality print, and uncoated Leine Guard M is suitable for internal packaging and pouches. These grades are recommended for use in sugar, chocolate and confectionery; coffee and tea; crisps, snacks and nuts; dried and dehydrated foods packaging.  

“Regardless of how demanding brand owner requirements for labels and packaging might be,” Thomas Kratochwill concludes, “our substrates are ideal for meeting those needs. Packaging converters, brand owners, designers and print finishers will get evidence on how the flexibility of Sappi speciality papers contributes to the visible, tactile and protective qualities of the finished package. We are specialists in addressing challenging packaging and conversion requirements. With all of the work that is going on in our Alfeld competence center, we expect that we will also have some surprises for show attendees and encourage everyone to stop by our stand for more news and to get samples of all of these outstanding packaging materials. Our goal is to introduce one innovation each year, and we are on track to do so in 2015.”

 

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