Consumables-Substrates - Paper
Sappi offers more sustainable options with its optimized Guard M paper, which delivers a mineral oil barrier and a high grease barrier, while the Guard MS provides increased heat sealability. Sappi offers both papers in two variants: “Nature” is uncoated and has a natural feel, and “Silk” has a silky matte appearance.
In many cases, paper manufacturers have been closing mills, taking papermaking machines off-line or rededicating machines to produce more profitable substrates, such as paperboard and packaging grades.
Mary Ann Geers, GPA’s SVP for Marketing and Corporate Strategy, reveals that the company intends to “ramp up” its presence at PRINTING United next year as a leading supplier of substrates for graphic and packaging applications in all printing processes.
Mactac Roll Label has launched a line of all-temperature pressure-sensitive paper and film for craft beer labels. The line of paper and film is formulated with a variety of facestocks and finishes and features Mactac's all-temperature adhesive technology.
Sophisticated label substrates have experienced exponential growth due to demand for high-end applications according to FINAT’s latest findings. Figures show that while paper based materials continue to dominate label materials demand, there has been a shift from basic primary and VIP labels towards more sophisticated, high-end applications.
Sappi has introduced a new flexible packaging solution that provides improved sealing properties and sustainability attributes. Sappi Seal is designed to replace hot seal laminates made from plastic with materials containing a high proportion of renewable raw materials.
Paper and paperboard may be long-established packaging materials, but brands in luxury and premium markets still rely on its appeal to discerning consumers.
As part of the Paper & Packaging Board's campaign "Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds," two new animated characters have been revealed. The characters will be featured in print and television advertisements, as well as digital advertisements on various platforms.
Catalyst Paper has announced the launch of Trident, a wet strength label paper produced at its Rumford mill in Maine. Trident is a full wet strength label paper for application on water bottles, craft beer, juice bottles, wine bottles and large format containers.
Green Bay Packaging’s Coated Products Operations has opened a new slitting and distribution facility in Lithia Springs, Ga., for its pressure-sensitive label stock.