Sappi North America Announces Spectro C2S Paperboard Ahead of PACK EXPO 2019

Company introduces new addition to paperboard packaging line for luxury applications

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2019 -- Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving pulp, announced the launch of its new grade of paperboard packaging – Spectro C2S. The company will showcase its full line of paper packaging products during PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, Nev. from Sept. 23-25, 2019.

Last year, Sappi completed the rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at its Somerset Mill and the new state-of-the-art equipment allows the company to improve the quality and services offered.  Sappi continues to lift the standards of paperboard packaging products and the introduction of Spectro C2S provides a new high-end experience with superior quality.

"We're pleased to announce our new C2S grade to complement our full line of Spectro paperboard products. We're proud that our innovative legacy in coating technology enables us to deliver a superior surface," said Heather Pelletier, Director of Packaging Brands, Sappi North America. "Our world-class assets at the Somerset Mill, which has one of the lowest carbon footprints amongst competitors in the packaging category, allows us to provide our customers with a sustainable product that is setting the new standard."

Customers using Spectro C2S can expect:

  • Premium surface and printability – a proprietary coating engineered to deliver a smooth and uniform surface for brilliant color reproduction, sharper details and better ink holdout.
  • Consistent downstream performance – strength and durability to provide optimum convertibility for folding, die-cutting, gluing and other converting applications.
  • Enhanced optics for lasting impact – high brightness, and unique coating formulation for fade resistance.

This new addition to the Spectro paperboard packing line is the ideal product for luxury beverage, cosmetics and perfumes, pharmaceuticals, and direct mail.

At PACK EXPO 2019, Sappi will showcase this new standard in paperboard at its booth (LS-6822). Visitors will have the opportunity to see and feel Spectro C2S packaging with a new liquor bottle packaging sample.  

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About Sappi North America, Inc.

Sappi North America, Inc., headquartered in Boston, is a market leader in converting wood fiber into superior products that customers demand worldwide. The success of our four diversified businesses – high-quality Coated Graphic Papers, Dissolving Pulp, Packaging and Specialty Papers and Casting and Release Papers – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high-quality Coated Graphic Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset, and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Dissolving Pulp with our Verve brand, a sustainable fiber, which is used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods. We deliver sustainable Packaging and Specialty Papers for luxury packaging and folding carton applications with our single-ply packaging brands, Spectro and Proto, and for the food and label industries with our specialty papers, LusterPrint and LusterCote. We are also one of the world's leading suppliers of Casting and Release Papers with our Ultracast, PolyEx and Classics lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.

Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries.