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Sappi: Smooth, stiff paper labels

See them at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #S-6287! Sappi Specialty Papers will introduce LusterCote label paper and Algro Nature biodegradable flexible food packaging.

Algro Sol by Sappi
Algro Sol by Sappi

Sappi North America will be introducing at Pack Expo their new offering in the packaging market named LusterCote, a superior C1S paper for labels and other related end use applications. The paper is equipped with a smooth printing surface and superior bulk and stiffness, which will translate into yield and converting efficiencies, bringing real value to the label market.

“Regardless of how demanding brand owner requirements for packaging and labels might be, our substrates are ideal for meeting those needs,” says Thomas Kratochwill, Director Sales and Marketing at Sappi Speciality Papers. “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.”

2015 marks the first time Sappi Speciality Papers will exhibit at Pack Expo, scheduled this year to run from September 28-30 in Las Vegas. Sappi are specialists in addressing challenging packaging and conversion requirements, and plan to introduce one innovation every year.

“Our ability to bring our award-winning speciality papers for the packaging and label market to the Americas is enabled by our rebuild of Paper Machine 2 (PM2) at our Alfeld Mill in Germany,” says Kratochwill. “That, combined with our new Speciality Papers competence center has positioned us to expand our market reach to Americas and Asia, bringing even more new and innovative products to market for use in 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 center 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.

“At Pack Expo, we will also be featuring our Algro Sol line of silicone base papers with low silicone consumption,” Kratochwill continues. “In fact, 25% lower than other standard carrier papers currently available on the market. This ensures excellent removal of the self-adhesive films from the siliconized carrier paper and results in significant cost savings.”

Another highlight for Pack Expo attendees interested in flexible packaging will be Sappi’s substrates Algro Guard M and Leine Guard M with integrated oil barrier and hot sealing properties. These innovative and very unique grades were developed in partnership with BASF and Eurofins. These grades are recommended to prevent migration of contaminants into foods and other sensitive products and are ideal for use in sugar, chocolate and confectionery, coffee and tea, crisps, snacks and nuts, and dried and dehydrated foods packaging.

Food migration issues have arisen as a result of cardboard packaging materials containing recycled fibers for which one of the primary raw materials is newspaper. Newspaper printing inks contain mineral oil as solvents, as do many commercial printing inks. Mineral oil compounds can remain in the fibers during the recycling process if the printing ink is not completely removed. Algro Guard and Leine Guard M were designed to provide a barrier against mineral oil contamination.

Also for the flexible packaging market, Sappi Speciality Papers will present Algro Nature. This innovative packaging solution was developed in cooperation with Innovia Films and is fully biodegradable and home compostable. Being manufactured from renewable resources, it is food contact approved and delivers excellent printing and converting results. “This will be a truly unique entry into the North American market,” concludes Kratochwill.

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