In April 2020, Sappi North America launched Ultracast Viva™, a textured release paper line that embodies our commitment to sustainability for a thriving world.
In an industry first, we created the first premium high-fidelity casting paper compatible with solvent-free systems. Ultracast Viva™ is now the new standard for high-fidelity polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU), semi-PU and solvent-free casting systems.
There is a global movement to limit or eliminate solvent-based casting systems to reduce chemical waste and pollution. Ultracast Viva™ is the answer for customers looking for more responsible solutions.
"Sappi is wholeheartedly committed to sustainability, so the launch of Ultracast Viva is a natural next step as we pursue ways to improve environmentally sustainable manufacturing through innovation", said Mark Hittie, Director of Release Strategy, Sappi Casting and Release. "We continue to evolve our business to meet global demands and this product line is the perfect example. We're proud that Sappi sets the standard for high-fidelity textures with a reduced environmental impact."
Sappi's innovative products and textures continue to leverage state-of-the-art technology from its Westbrook Mill in Maine. Sappi has been at the forefront of technological innovation and evolution for the release paper industry with nearly 80 years of experience creating textures.
Performance improvements include reduced curl, increased reusability and easier handling with expanded temperature limits for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), semi-polyurethane (PU) and 100% PU including aqueous chemistry. Early adopters have reported:
● Flatter laying paper
● More reuse
● Easier release properties
● Improved operations and operator satisfaction
● Consistent quality and high efficiency