Sappi to bring innovative, sustainable packaging solutions to FachPack 2016

Sappi Packaging and Speciality Papers is set to exhibit once again at FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany The trade show with a focus on packaging, technology, finishing and logistics is a key platform for the manufacturer of speciality papers and carton for presenting its innovative and sustainable packaging solutions to a broad European expert audience. Well-known brands, agencies, packaging manufacturers, printers and print finishers will be showcasing their latest products and solutions. Sappi will be presenting its environmentally sustainable carton and paper-based packaging solutions for Containerboard, Rigid Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Label Papers and Functional Papers in hall 9, stand 9-122.

Containerboard: portfolio expansion

Sappi has recently restructured its containerboard product range in order to provide both new and improved solutions for the corrugated cardboard market. This includes the bright white Fusion® topliner as well as corrugating liner & fluting Ultraflute™. Fusion topliner is unique in the containerboard market. Compared with other topliners available on the market, it has an outstanding surface finish. This is reflected in its exceptional colour brilliance with high shelf impact for excellent brand differentiation. Fusion topliner also enables significant cost savings when it comes to finishing.

Ultraflute is a new paper for corrugating liners & fluting containing mostly fresh fibres from semi-chemical pulp and is the first choice where very high performance and processability are required. Its high strength makes Ultraflute especially suitable for high-end applications, and the paper retains its shape even in damp conditions. This makes it possible to reduce flat weight significantly compared with existing corrugated board systems and achieves synergy effects with Fusion topliner, reducing weight while maintaining the high strength of the corrugated cardboard packaging.

Rigid Packaging: Algro Design® for premium packaging

Sappi will also present its multi-award-winning bright white coated cartonboard Algro Design at FachPack. Algro Design is typically used for folding cartons containing high-quality products such as cosmetics, perfume, premium chocolate and confectionery. The bleached cellulose carton helps convey the value of the end-product to the consumer.

In the premium packaging segment, carton grades must exhibit distinctive and relevant features that symbolise brand values and provide the end-user with a unique experience. The substrate needs to fulfil basic requirements, including whiteness and excellent finishing characteristics. Algro Design does this, achieving unrivalled optics.

Flexible Packaging & Label Papers: wide range of offerings

Sappi will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of coated and uncoated papers for the flexible packaging and labels market, including papers for food and non-food applications such as sachets, pouches and wrappers as well as a range of self-adhesive and wet-glue labels. The speciality papers that are coated on one side are ideal for outer packaging of consumer products requiring high-quality printing and high shelf impact. Uncoated varieties lend themselves to inner packaging and pouches. The versatile Sappi product portfolio offers brand owners and converters the best packaging solution for every individual requirement.

Functional Papers: integrated barriers – a hot topic

Functional papers from Sappi provide paper-based packaging solutions with integrated functionality. Algro® Guard OHG, an innovative paper-based packaging solution with high barrier functionality and heat seal characteristics, will make its trade debut at FachPack. It has been developed for flexible packaging applications and features integrated barriers against oxygen, grease, water vapours and mineral oil mixtures. Belgian chocolate manufacturer Delafaille is one of the first users, using the paper for packaging of its new luxury ‘Amusette’ brand.

Integrated barriers eliminate the need for special coating or lamination to maintain the flexibility of paper-based packaging. The innovative paper reflects market demand for alternatives to foil and plastic materials, reducing costs as well as environmental impact. In addition, Algro Guard features heat seal characteristics, removing the need for additional sealants. More than 80% of this paper-based packaging solution is made up of renewable materials.

“It is our goal to minimise the use of fossil-based plastic packaging with sustainable speciality papers from renewable, natural raw materials”, explains Kerstin Dietze, Marketing Manager Speciality Papers at Sappi. “The time for these types of solutions has come, thanks to an increasing openness to change by brand owners. With our innovative solutions at FachPack, we are positioning ourselves as a partner for creating successful, future-oriented packaging designs.”

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For more information, please contact:

Sappi Europe: Sappi Alfeld GmbH

Ingo Kaiser, Marketing Communications Specialist
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