Sappi North America Launches New CPG Packaging Product
BOSTON—February 12, 2015—Sappi North America has expanded its leadership offerings in the packaging market with the launch of LusterCote, a superior C1S paper for labels and other related end use applications. Sappi is introducing the product in response to a global customer need in consumer packaged goods, setting the stage for the future with packaging as one of its core business segments.
Made with nearly 80 percent renewable energy and available with SFI, FSC or PEFC chain of custody certification, LusterCote offers key features that include excellent runnability and stiffness, as well as superior print performance. LusterCote has been fully qualified by leading label converters in the U.S. and Canada and is produced at Sappi's Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, ME. It will be sold directly to label printers and converters. LusterCote is initially available in both 55lb and 60lb basis weights.
The launch of LusterCote is a key facet of Sappi's decision to permanently expand its packaging business at a time when converters are searching for reliable and stable providers amid a market disrupted from recent closures, sales and mega-mergers.