Consumables-Substrates - Paper
Mactac has launched its latest line of labels designed for cold food packaging and cold, damp substrates. The Wet Strength CHILL AT labels feature wet strength properties beneficial for harsh environments.
With increased demand for takeout and food delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Acucote has launched a new line of food closure labels that feature tamper-evident capabilities.
With the cannabis and CBD markets on the rise, Neenah Packaging has launched a line of hemp fiber papers that align with the brands serving that segment. The new hemp fiber papers provide for strong printing results, sustainability design attributes, and a luxurious appearance.
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.