Sappi at the FACHPACK 2022 in Nuremberg
Sappi successfully presents sustainable packaging solutions
At this year’s FACHPACK in Nuremberg between 27 and 29 September, Sappi presented its latest products and solutions in the areas of flexible packaging papers, barrier papers, label papers, corrugated board papers and virgin fibre board. This year, the world’s leading manufacturer of packaging papers devoted a special focus to the barrier papers and label paper segments.
- Successful Parade Label Pro wet-glue label paper creates a brilliant impression
- Investment in production expansion for label papers at the Gratkorn site
- Algro Design Nature dazzles thanks to printed “Metal Ink” premium finish
Over the three-day fair, experts from the European packaging industry shared ideas and insights at the FACHPACK trade fair in Nuremberg. As one of the leading companies in renewable packaging materials, Sappi presented sustainable and innovative solutions for barrier papers, flexible packaging papers, corrugated board papers, label papers and virgin fibre board.
Successful on the market: Parade Label Pro wet-glue label paper
Sappi presented its extensive range of wet-glue label papers at the trade fair – including new grammages of Parade Label Pro. Sappi had added this new quality to its product portfolio of non-wet-strength wet-glue label papers in mid-2021. The paper is ideally suited for numerous labelling and flexible packaging applications, such as labels for disposable bottles, food and non-food containers, as well as wrappers for various products – and was extremely well received by the market from the very beginning. The glossy Parade Label Pro label paper features a very smooth surface and a high degree of whiteness, as well as optimal run properties for efficient production and an exceptional look.
Investing in production capacities for wet-strength label paper
To further strengthen its label paper business, Sappi recently announced a long-term investment: Production capacities for label papers at the Gratkorn mill in Austria will be expanded as of the end of 2023. An investment in the double-digit millions in technological innovations, such as a new embossing calender, will enable the cutting-edge paper mill to produce high-quality wet-strength wet-glue label paper. With this portfolio expansion, Sappi intends to drive product innovations and further expand its market leadership in label paper production.
Unrivalled expertise in barrier papers
Sappi is continuously expanding its portfolio of barrier and high-barrier papers. The company has become an innovation and market leader in functional papers with integrated barrier functionality and heat-sealable properties. At the FACHPACK, Sappi showcased several current examples of food and non-food applications using these barrier papers, which attracted great interest. In this context, Sappi also presented the results of a close collaborative project with machine manufacturer Kallfass. The companies consolidated their expertise to develop a sustainable, paper-based alternative to film-based primary and secondary packaging in the non-food packaging sector using Sappi Crystalcon and Sappi Seal Silk.
For flawless brand presence: Algro Design and “Metal Ink”
At this year’s FACHPACK, Sappi presented its popular Algro Design portfolio in addition to its Topliner boards with brilliant colour reproduction, which have successfully proven themselves at POS, as well as its new Fusion Nature Plus paper combined with the tried-and-tested Fusion Topliner. Sappi’s bright white Algro Design Nature pulp board in particular was given a special finishing touch in the context of the “Metal Ink” collaboration. For the project, Sappi, manufacturer of metallic and pearlescent pigments ECKART and renowned finishing specialist GT/Trendhouse 42 joined forces to create a sustainable, printed premium metallic-effect alternative to existing finishing processes that require films.
Visitors to the FACHPACK had the opportunity to experience the impressive project results for themselves at the Sappi stand. Three folding boxes – representing the perfume, cosmetics and premium beverage packaging market segments – in customised designs that realistically reflect the current packaging market and for which the “Metal Ink” process was used for the first time captivated visitors with their eye-catching design and, thanks to Algro Design Nature, their unique tactile character.
Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, in the fields of dissolving pulp, printing papers, packaging and speciality papers, casting and release papers, biomaterials and bio-energy. As a company that relies on renewable natural resources, sustainability is at our core. Sappi European mills hold chain of custody certifications under the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™ C015022) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC/07-32-76) systems. Our papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50 001 and ISO 45001 certification. We have EMAS registration at 5 of our 10 mills in Europe.
Sappi Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 12,500 employees and 19 production facilities on three continents in nine countries, 37 sales offices globally, and customers in over 150 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com