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Sappi 1 (c) Sappi Europe
18.09.2020

Platin für die Nachhaltigkeit

Sappi Europe wurde im jüngsten EcoVadis-Rating mit Platin ausgezeichnet. Einer der weltweit führende Anbietern von nachhaltigen Holzfaserprodukten und -lösungen konnte seine Spitzenposition aus dem Vorjahr unter den führenden ein Prozent aller beurteilten Unternehmen beibehalten, die im Hinblick auf Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) überdurchschnittlich aktiv und verantwortungsbewusst agieren.

Sappi Europe wurde im jüngsten EcoVadis-Rating mit Platin ausgezeichnet. Einer der weltweit führende Anbietern von nachhaltigen Holzfaserprodukten und -lösungen konnte seine Spitzenposition aus dem Vorjahr unter den führenden ein Prozent aller beurteilten Unternehmen beibehalten, die im Hinblick auf Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) überdurchschnittlich aktiv und verantwortungsbewusst agieren.

  • Sappi Europe erhält Spitzenbewertung für Nachhaltigkeit
  • Zum Wohle der Menschen, Gemeinschaften und des Planeten setzt Sappi Europe auf die Kraft erneuerbarer Ressourcen

Im Zuge der klaren strategischen Ausrichtung hinsichtlich Nachhaltigkeit und Umweltschutz, hat Sappi einen neuen Meilenstein erreicht: Einer der Marktführer im Bereich ökologischer Verpackungspapiere und grafische Papiere erhielt Platin beim diesjährigen Nachhaltigkeitsrating von EcoVadis und konnte sich mit einer weit über dem Gesamtdurchschnitt liegenden Punktzahl als einer der Top-Performer etablieren. Das Rating durch EcoVadis umfasst insgesamt 21 Kriterien, die wiederum in vier übergreifende Themenbereiche unterteilt sind: Umwelt, Arbeits- und Menschenrechte, Ethik sowie Nachhaltige Beschaffung.

Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften über die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette hinweg ist seit vielen Jahren ein fester Bestandteil der Sappi-Unternehmensstrategie: Die gesamte Geschäftstätigkeit sowie die Investitionen in Forschung und Entwicklung basieren auf erneuerbaren Materialien. Demzufolge umfasst das Umweltmanagement des weltweit tätigen Unternehmens eine Vielzahl von Strategien, die den ökologischen Fußabdruck verbessern sollen. Für 2025 hat Sappi seine Nachhaltigkeitsziele mit den Zielen der Vereinten Nationen für nachhaltige Entwicklung (SDG) verknüpft. Sappi vertritt seit Langem die Prinzipien, die sich um die Themen Menschen, Planet und Wohlstand drehen. Mit einem verstärkten Fokus auf sieben der SDGs ist sich Sappi sicher, dass eine durchschlagende Wirkung erzielt werden und das Unternehmen wesentlich zur globalen Agenda für nachhaltige Entwicklung beitragen kann.

Die Platin-Auszeichnung von EcoVadis zeigt, dass bei Sappi nicht nur über Nachhaltigkeit gesprochen, sondern aktiv daran gearbeitet wird, um die praktische Umsetzung zu gewährleisten. Die ganze Welt spricht über nachhaltige Lösungen und sucht nach Alternativen für fossilbasierte Rohstoffe. Sappi konzentriert sich auf die Bereitstellung von Produktlösungen auf dem Markt. Erst vor wenigen Wochen hat der Marktführer im Bereich Functional Paper Packaging mit der Kampagne „Pro Planet Paper Packaging – welcome to the new pack-age“ zahlreiche Lösungen vorgestellt, um Food- oder Non-Food-Produkte in nachhaltiges und hochwertiges Papier zu verpacken.

Sappi Europe ist sehr stolz darauf, die EcoVadis Platinum-Bewertung erhalten zu haben. „Auch wenn diese Auszeichnung unsere Arbeit in hohem Maße anerkennt und unterstützt, sind wir uns bei Sappi Europe darüber bewusst, dass wir nur Teil einer globalen Gemeinschaft sind. Wir müssen in all unseren Geschäftsbereichen weiterhin danach streben, notwendige Veränderungen voranzutreiben, um uns und unseren Kunden dabei zu helfen, nachhaltiger zu werden“, erklärt Sarah Price, Sustainability Manager bei Sappi Europe. „Die Recyclingfähigkeit der aus Holzfasern gewonnenen Produkte ist eine wesentliche Voraussetzung für den Übergang zu einer stärker kreislauforientierten Wirtschaft, in der die Ressourcen der Welt länger und kreativer genutzt werden. Durch die verantwortungsbewusste Beschaffung von Materialien, die Reduzierung von Abfällen und Emissionen, die sorgfältige Berücksichtigung der Produktlebensdauer und dem Ziel, das volle Potenzial von Holz zu nutzen, setzen wir uns bei Sappi aktiv für nachhaltige Lösungen ein.“

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Sappi 1 (c) Sappi Europe
18.09.2020

Sappi - Platinum for sustainability

Sappi Europe received a platinum score in the latest EcoVadis rating. On of the leading global providers of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions retained its top position from the previous year among the leading one per cent of all companies assessed which exhibit high activity and responsibility with regard to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

  • Sappi Europe receives top rating for sustainability
  • Unlocking the power of renewable resources to benefit people, communities and the planet

As part of its clear strategic goals in relation to sustainability and environmental protection, Sappi reached a new milestone. A market leader in environmentally friendly packaging and graphic papers received a platinum score in this year’s sustainability rating from EcoVadis, establishing itself as one of the top performers, with a score well above the overall average. The EcoVadis rating covers a total of 21 criteria, which in turn are divided into four general areas: environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

Sappi Europe received a platinum score in the latest EcoVadis rating. On of the leading global providers of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions retained its top position from the previous year among the leading one per cent of all companies assessed which exhibit high activity and responsibility with regard to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

  • Sappi Europe receives top rating for sustainability
  • Unlocking the power of renewable resources to benefit people, communities and the planet

As part of its clear strategic goals in relation to sustainability and environmental protection, Sappi reached a new milestone. A market leader in environmentally friendly packaging and graphic papers received a platinum score in this year’s sustainability rating from EcoVadis, establishing itself as one of the top performers, with a score well above the overall average. The EcoVadis rating covers a total of 21 criteria, which in turn are divided into four general areas: environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

Encouraging sustainable operations across the entire value chain have been a key part of Sappi’s corporate strategy for many years. Sappi’s entire business model and investments in research and development are based on the use of renewable materials. The environment management approach of the global company includes a variety of strategies designed to improve its ecological footprint. For 2025, Sappi has linked its sustainability targets to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Sappi has long held principles based around People, Planet and Prosperity and with  a heightened focus on seven of the SDG’s they believe they can deliver  real impact and contribute to the global sustainable development agenda.

The platinum rating from EcoVadis demonstrates that Sappi not only talks about sustainability, but actively works towards ensuring it in a very practical way. The whole world is talking about sustainable solutions and looking for alternatives to fossil fuels. Sappi is focused on providing product solutions to the market. A few weeks ago, the market leader presented a number of solutions relating to functional paper packaging as part of its ‘Pro Planet Paper Packaging’ campaign to enable sustainable, high-quality packaging for food and non-food products.

Sappi Europe is extremely proud to have obtained the EcoVadis Platinum rating and while certification and recognition go a long way to helping our work we also acknowledge at Sappi Europe that we are part of a global community that need to continue to strive in all our business areas to create the change needed to help our customers become truly sustainable. The recyclable nature of products derived from woodfibre are essential to creating a more circular economy, where the world’s resources are kept in use longer and more creatively. By responsibly sourcing materials, reducing material waste and emissions , carefully considering product end-of-life, and aiming to use the full potential of trees, we actively promote more sustainable systems explains Sarah Price, Sappi Europe’s Sustainability Manager

 

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Sappi und Rovema besiegeln Partnerschaft mit erfolgreichem Kooperationsprojekt (c) Sappi Europe
Sappi-Rovema-Automated-Packaging
07.09.2020

Sappi und Rovema besiegeln Partnerschaft mit erfolgreichem Kooperationsprojekt

  • Gemeinsame Sache für mehr Nachhaltigkeit: Barriere-Verpackungspapier- trifft Maschinenhersteller

Die Entwicklung nachhaltiger Wertschöpfungsketten und ressourcenschonender Verpackungsprozesse treibt die Verpackungsindustrie um. Im Zuge dessen haben sich der Maschinenhersteller Rovema und der Spezialpapierhersteller Sappi, zwei international anerkannte Vorreiter zum Thema „Sustainability“ in einer strategischen Partnerschaft zusammengefunden. Ihre bisherige gemeinsame Entwicklungsleistung krönen beide Unternehmen jetzt mit dem ersten erfolgreich umgesetzten Projekt für einen namhaften Hersteller von Cerealien, der seine vollautomatische Produktion auf papierbasierte, siegelfähige Barriere-Standbeutel umgestellt hat.

  • Gemeinsame Sache für mehr Nachhaltigkeit: Barriere-Verpackungspapier- trifft Maschinenhersteller

Die Entwicklung nachhaltiger Wertschöpfungsketten und ressourcenschonender Verpackungsprozesse treibt die Verpackungsindustrie um. Im Zuge dessen haben sich der Maschinenhersteller Rovema und der Spezialpapierhersteller Sappi, zwei international anerkannte Vorreiter zum Thema „Sustainability“ in einer strategischen Partnerschaft zusammengefunden. Ihre bisherige gemeinsame Entwicklungsleistung krönen beide Unternehmen jetzt mit dem ersten erfolgreich umgesetzten Projekt für einen namhaften Hersteller von Cerealien, der seine vollautomatische Produktion auf papierbasierte, siegelfähige Barriere-Standbeutel umgestellt hat.

  •     Papierbasierte Barriere-Verpackungslösungen
  •     Hohe Präzision im Zusammenspiel von Material und Maschine
  •     Leistungsverlust bei Materialumstellung minimiert

Sappi ist führender Anbieter von nachhaltigen Holzfaserprodukten und -lösungen. Besonders mit seinem Wissen im Bereich Verpackungs- und Spezialpapiere mit integrierten Barriereeigenschaften und Siegelfähigkeit rückte Sappi in den Fokus von Rovema. Der Verpackungsmaschinenhersteller aus Fernwald, Deutschland, bestrebt – wie Sappi auch – im Rahmen des fest verankerten Leitbildes die stetige Weiterentwicklung als „Sustainable Company“. Neben dem Ansatz, die bestehende Maschinentechnologie, beispielsweise die Lebensdauer von Verschleißteilen und die Kreislaufwirtschaft insgesamt zu optimieren, liegt ein besonderes Augenmerk von Rovema auf der Möglichkeit zur Umstellung der Verpackungsmaterialien: Reduzierung von Kunststofffolien, hin zu mehr papierbasierten Lösungen und recyclingfähigen Materialien aus Kunststoff.

Sappi überzeugte durch die hervorragende Qualität seiner Produkte, der Beratung, dem Portfolio sowie den ausgezeichneten Eigenschaften seiner Barriere-Papiere. Seit 2018 arbeiten die beiden Unternehmen als Kooperationspartner zusammen und entwickeln gemeinsam integrierte Verpackungslösungen als Gesamtpaket für Kunden, die sich nachhaltig und damit zukunftsfähig im Markt positionieren möchten.

 Papierbasierte Packstoffe im Verpackungsprozess

„Es gibt nur wenige Papierhersteller, die entscheidende Eigenschaften wie Barrierefunktionen und Siegelfähigkeit so gekonnt miteinander verknüpfen können“, erzählt Peter Lökös, Vice President Sales der Rovema GmbH, über die Anbahnung der Kooperation mit Sappi. „Uns war von Anfang an klar, dass wir in der Entwicklung unserer Kundenprojekte in direkter Kooperation mit Sappi maximal profitieren können. Das große Know-how des Spezialpapierexperten hat uns dann auch entscheidend vorangebracht.“ Denn anders als beispielsweise Standbodenbeutel und Flachbeutel aus Verbundstoffen, müssen die nachhaltigeren, papierbasierten Alternativen wesentlich behutsamer im Produktionsprozess behandelt werden. So toleriert Papier in einem automatisierten Verpackungsprozess nur wenig Zugübertragung und kann leichter reißen. Auch beim Befüllen muss in der Regel viel stärker auf die Durchstoßfestigkeit des verwendeten Papiers geachtet werden.

René Köhler, Head of New Business Development Packaging Solutions, Division Innovation & Sustainability bei Sappi, weiß, wie wichtig eine genaue Bedarfsabfrage und -analyse für die Auswahl der geeigneten Papierqualitäten ist: „Es muss kein Hochbarrierepapier wie das Sappi Guard OHG eingesetzt werden, sofern auch eine abgestufte Variante wie das Sappi Guard Nature MS optimalen Schutz und Funktion abbilden kann. Um im Ergebnis Champions League Niveau zu erreichen, ist jedes Detailwissen zu den Produktanforderungen einerseits sowie zu den spezifischen Eigenschaften der unterschiedlichen Papiere andererseits von großer Bedeutung für die letztendliche Wahl des Packstoffes.“

Präzision der Performance macht den Unterschied

Für einen erfolgreichen Einsatz von umweltschonenden Verpackungsmaterialien ist des Weiteren eine hohe Präzision im Gesamtbewegungsablauf der Maschinenanlage gefragt – ein Alleinstellungs-merkmal von Rovema. Der Maschinenhersteller setzt im Vergleich zum Wettbewerb auf eine komplett servomotorisch gesteuerte Förder- und Siegeltechnologie. Zusätzlich werden sämtliche Schritte vom Formen bis zum Verschließen der Beutel bis ins kleinste Detail perfekt synchronisiert, um die Belastung auf den Packstoff zu minimieren.

 

Bild 1: Peter Lökös, Vice President Sales, Rovema GmbH.

Bild 2: René Köhler, Head of New Business Development Packaging Solutions, Division Innovation & Sustainability bei Sappi.

Bild 3: Erster gemeinsamer Kooperationserfolg: Rovema und Sappi entwickeln für einen namhaften Hersteller von Cerealien eine vollautomatische Produktionslinie mit einem papierbasierten, siegelfähigen Barriere-Standbeutel.

Bild 4: Durch hohe Präzision und perfekte Synchronisation des Gesamtbewegungsablauf der Maschinenanlage wurde die üblichen Leistungsverluste von 30 Prozent und mehr bei der Umstellung auf papierbasiertes Verpackungsmaterial im Pilotprojekt auf nur 10 bis 15 Prozent reduziert.

Sappi: High-quality face masks – in top-quality packaging (c) Wolford AG
For the packaging of its ‘Care Mask’, Wolford used the high-quality Algro Design Advanced solid bleached board from Sappi.
12.08.2020

Sappi: High-quality face masks – in top-quality packaging

  • The quality of Sappi’s Algro Design Advanced solid bleached board makes the difference for Wolford

The unique combination of physical and optical features combined within the Algro Design range of products, convinced the textile manufacturer, Wolford, to use the range to package its innovative face mask. When creating the packaging solution for its ‘Care Mask’ the company chose to combine the premium 350 gsm Algro Design Advanced solid bleached board with extremely challenging ink covering and a number of finishing options. The end result is a packaging solution that is as elegant as it is creative and as a result, perfectly complements the product inside.

  • The quality of Sappi’s Algro Design Advanced solid bleached board makes the difference for Wolford

The unique combination of physical and optical features combined within the Algro Design range of products, convinced the textile manufacturer, Wolford, to use the range to package its innovative face mask. When creating the packaging solution for its ‘Care Mask’ the company chose to combine the premium 350 gsm Algro Design Advanced solid bleached board with extremely challenging ink covering and a number of finishing options. The end result is a packaging solution that is as elegant as it is creative and as a result, perfectly complements the product inside.

  • Premium packaging for premium products
  • Perfect for complex graphic applications
  • Unique service from the innovation leader Sappi

Wolford, founded in Bregenz, Austria, in 1950, is the global market leader in skinwear ‘made in Europe’. Since its establishment, the company has come up with numerous product innovations and is always at the cutting edge. Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe, product developers were considering the idea of launching their own face mask protection, having witnessed the effects of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Asia. Thanks to an outstanding, highly efficient development division, a new product, ‘Care Mask’, was quickly brought to market.

It meets the high-quality standards of Wolford and consists of a premium, soft, breathable material that ensures high wearing comfort. Wolford is particularly proud that such a high-quality product could be developed in just a few weeks, despite reduced working hours and staff working from home. It generally takes some time to progress from development to product maturity. In this case however, everything was ready for market launch within two weeks.

Top quality meets top quality

Alongside the product, Wolford developed an appropriate packaging solution for their high-quality product, in collaboration with their in-house graphics department. To enable the ‘Care Mask’ to be quickly launched, a suitable material needed to be found, which could meet Wolford’s high standards in terms of quality, appearance and feel.
 
Wolford’s long-term partner, Sappi Europe had the perfect solution right away with its 350 g/m2 Algro Design Advanced solid bleached board. Thanks to its double-coated top and lightly coated back, the material from the innovation leader is a perfect choice for premium packaging.

The high brightness and silky, soft touch of the paperboard gives the packaging a premium, exclusive look and feel. The colour brilliance of Algro Design Advanced and the continuous, precise reproduction of complex print motifs were exactly what Wolford was looking for and met the high standards of the brand. Thanks to its additional outstanding finishing and processing properties, further processing with grooves, hot-foil embossing, paint finishes and adhesives was also easily achievable, which made it perfect for Wolford’s needs.

Service comes first at Sappi

Product capability alone was not enough for this venture however. To allow Wolford to achieve their goal of two weeks from inception to market ready, they also required a highly responsive service level from their trusted partner and Sappi responded at every level.  From selecting the right quality and size to the precise delivery of the paperboard to the printers, all in the space of five days, Sappi was flexible and immediately ready to respond. Thanks in no small part to the proactive support provided by all contributors to the creative process, the ‘Care Mask’ was launched at the end of March 2020 and was a resounding success. 5,000 masks were sold out within an hour and were sent on their way to the customers in their exclusive packaging.

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Sappi at FESPA Global Print Expo (c) Sappi Europe
Sappi at FESPA Global Print Expo
20.02.2020

Sappi at FESPA Global Print Expo

Captivating colours, optimum cost efficiency and a sustainable value chain: these are some of the typical features of Sappi’s Inkjet and Dye Sublimation Papers. The global manufacturer will showcase its diverse, high-quality product ranges at FESPA Madrid, in hall 3, stand D30.

  • Transjet Drive dye sublimation paper tailored to industrial printing machines with a glue-belt system
  • Scrolljet, a large inkjet paper, with impressively razor-sharp lines
  • Digitally printed corrugated board with Fusion Topliner for consumer goods packing and displays

Eye-catching posters, textiles with excellent prints and labels that stand out clearly, this is how brand owners, advertising companies and retailers draw attention to themselves and their products. The comprehensive range of Sappi’s Dye Sublimation Papers, Inkjet Papers and Silicone Base Papers form the perfect basis for impressive brand communication. Customers and potential customers can come and convince themselves at this year’s FESPA event in Madrid, which takes place from 24 to 27 March.

Captivating colours, optimum cost efficiency and a sustainable value chain: these are some of the typical features of Sappi’s Inkjet and Dye Sublimation Papers. The global manufacturer will showcase its diverse, high-quality product ranges at FESPA Madrid, in hall 3, stand D30.

  • Transjet Drive dye sublimation paper tailored to industrial printing machines with a glue-belt system
  • Scrolljet, a large inkjet paper, with impressively razor-sharp lines
  • Digitally printed corrugated board with Fusion Topliner for consumer goods packing and displays

Eye-catching posters, textiles with excellent prints and labels that stand out clearly, this is how brand owners, advertising companies and retailers draw attention to themselves and their products. The comprehensive range of Sappi’s Dye Sublimation Papers, Inkjet Papers and Silicone Base Papers form the perfect basis for impressive brand communication. Customers and potential customers can come and convince themselves at this year’s FESPA event in Madrid, which takes place from 24 to 27 March.

Paper with impressive sustainable qualities
At its large exhibition stand in the Digital Printing hall, Sappi will showcase its Transjet range, which represents highest quality and optimal cost efficiency, offering also environmental advantages, such as low ink consumption and low transfer times. Minimal shrinkage of high elastic textiles is one of the key features of the Sportsline tacky grades. The special Transjet Drive, its extremely smooth backside and fast ink drying on the printable side, allow more efficient production on high-speed printers with glue belt systems. Sappi stands for much more than just the highest paper quality. Professional support through a special team of technical application engineers, Digital Solutions assist customers from their initial product idea to final production ensuring impressive results.

Differentiation through precision and sharpness
With its range of Inkjet papers, Sappi will demonstrate its considerable expertise in large format digital printing in Madrid. At the heart of the exhibition presentation is Scrolljet, a multi-layered coated paper for a wide range of outdoor applications, such as city light and mega light scrolling systems. DT-Plot and Swiss Matt are the best choice for graphic drawings and poster printing due to their exceptional colour results and the high precision and sharpness of the print.

Everything from a single, innovative source
When it comes to making classic packaging, shelf-ready packaging and POS displays stand out from the rest, marketing managers, brand owners and designers can always count on Fusion Topliner with its high degree of whiteness. As the topliner reproduces colours brilliantly and can be processed excellently, products made with this clearly stand out and attract attention. The product range presented by the paper and paperboard specialist is topped off by Silicone Base Papers for self-adhesive applications such as car wrapping, outdoor advertising and office supplies. This makes Sappi a versatile, long-term partner on which customers can rely. Sappi’s paper and paperboard thus go far beyond FESPA 2020: “Where colour comes alive.”

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Sappi Europe
Sappi Europe
20.12.2019

Sappi joins Cepi in the 4evergreen alliance to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging

Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry, has announced a new alliance called 4evergreen. The aim of the alliance is to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimises climate and environmental impact. The alliance will increase awareness about the benefits of fibre-based packaging materials, advocate for EU legislation supporting product design for recyclability and call for the development of optimised collection systems and appropriate recycling infrastructures.

The rise of environmental awareness and consumer concerns, as well as the increase of packaging focused regulation, such as the Single Use Plastics Directive, have helped companies to accelerate the development of alternative packaging materials including fibre-based packaging with a view to helping consumers make more climate-friendly choices.

4evergreen was created as a forum to engage and connect industry members from across the fibre-based packaging value chain, from paper and board producers to packaging converters, brand-owners and retailers, technology and material suppliers, waste sorters and collectors.

Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry, has announced a new alliance called 4evergreen. The aim of the alliance is to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimises climate and environmental impact. The alliance will increase awareness about the benefits of fibre-based packaging materials, advocate for EU legislation supporting product design for recyclability and call for the development of optimised collection systems and appropriate recycling infrastructures.

The rise of environmental awareness and consumer concerns, as well as the increase of packaging focused regulation, such as the Single Use Plastics Directive, have helped companies to accelerate the development of alternative packaging materials including fibre-based packaging with a view to helping consumers make more climate-friendly choices.

4evergreen was created as a forum to engage and connect industry members from across the fibre-based packaging value chain, from paper and board producers to packaging converters, brand-owners and retailers, technology and material suppliers, waste sorters and collectors.

“The 4evergreen alliance is important because it was born from an initiative of consumer product industry leaders who recognize the huge potential of fibre-based packaging in a circular economy” said Susanne Oste, VP Innovation and Sustainability at Sappi. “Their customers want sustainable packaging and fibre-based products provide the most climate-friendly solution available. Sappi is proud to play a part in this industry alliance. We have been investing heavily for more than 10 years in cutting edge research into real solutions for the problems that confront our customers. A recent success is the launch of the only fully recyclable confectionary wrapper on the market today.”

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Sappi Seal range with two new basis weights added (c) Sappi Europe
Sappi Seal range with two new basis weights added
16.12.2019

Sappi Seal range with two new basis weights added

Sustainable packaging solutions are a hot topic all over the world. Sappi, market leader in innovative packaging barrier and sealable papers, is already producing such solutions and can point to numerous successful examples. Demand from customers and interested parties from a wide spectrum of industries continues to grow. The world’s leading paper and paperboard manufacturer therefore recently added two new grammages to its Sappi Seal range. In addition to the 67 g/m² version, the new 85 g/m² and 100 g/m² papers enable branded goods manufacturers to package an even more extensive variety of products with this functional paper – either as primary or secondary packaging.

Sustainable packaging solutions are a hot topic all over the world. Sappi, market leader in innovative packaging barrier and sealable papers, is already producing such solutions and can point to numerous successful examples. Demand from customers and interested parties from a wide spectrum of industries continues to grow. The world’s leading paper and paperboard manufacturer therefore recently added two new grammages to its Sappi Seal range. In addition to the 67 g/m² version, the new 85 g/m² and 100 g/m² papers enable branded goods manufacturers to package an even more extensive variety of products with this functional paper – either as primary or secondary packaging.

The requirements for packaging papers are becoming increasingly demanding. They need to offer greater functionality, be environmentally friendly, recyclable and provide optimal protection for the packaged products. While many paper manufacturers are still talking about such multi-functional solutions, the innovation leader Sappi has already expanded its portfolio. The 85 g/m² and 100 g/m² grammages are now available in the Sappi Seal product family. Converters and manufacturers of food products, such as sugar, tea and confectionery, as well as non-food items, like children’s toys and DIY products, now have even more possibilities to use this functional paper and move from fossil-based materials to environmentally friendly packaging. The wide range of projects that Sappi has already completed for well-known customers, highlight its relevance for the market.

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(c) Sappi Europe SA
26.11.2019

Sappi: Real solutions instead of empty words

A successful autumn season for Sappi at a collection of trade fairs, with exceptional interest shown in innovative packaging papers

Sappi Europe has presented its solutions for sustainable, future-oriented packaging at three trade fairs in the past few weeks. The globally operating paper specialist’s extensive product range has been serving as a benchmark in the industry for years and now includes the functional barrier papers from the Sappi Guard family, the sealable packaging paper Sappi Seal and the folding boxboard Atelier. The showcasing of innovations in sustainable packaging papers will continue at interpack in Düsseldorf in May 2020.

“Environmentally friendly packaging” was the first leading theme of FachPack, which, according to Messe Nürnberg, really had its finger on the pulse. This theme also was given top priority by visitors that were attracted to the Sappi stand, by its wide range of innovative and sustainable application solutions.

A successful autumn season for Sappi at a collection of trade fairs, with exceptional interest shown in innovative packaging papers

Sappi Europe has presented its solutions for sustainable, future-oriented packaging at three trade fairs in the past few weeks. The globally operating paper specialist’s extensive product range has been serving as a benchmark in the industry for years and now includes the functional barrier papers from the Sappi Guard family, the sealable packaging paper Sappi Seal and the folding boxboard Atelier. The showcasing of innovations in sustainable packaging papers will continue at interpack in Düsseldorf in May 2020.

“Environmentally friendly packaging” was the first leading theme of FachPack, which, according to Messe Nürnberg, really had its finger on the pulse. This theme also was given top priority by visitors that were attracted to the Sappi stand, by its wide range of innovative and sustainable application solutions.

Huge demand for specific projects
Almost fifty per cent more branded goods manufacturers, converters, established customers and interested parties visited the FachPack stand in Nuremberg compared to the previous year – with specific projects in mind. For those planning to replace composite packaging with a paper-based solution with integrated functionality, Sappi presented its Sappi Guard barrierpapers and highlighted some related best practice references. This included the packaging solution for a new nut-fruit bar, recently introduced to the market, from a well-known brand manufacturer. The Sappi Guard range includes Sappi Guard M and Sappi Guard MS with a mineral oil barrier (MOB) and a grease barrier of Kit 11 or Kit 7. All Guard papers guarantee very high product safety and can be completely recycled. The integrated heat sealability was the focus of the development of Sappi Seal. René Köhler, Head of Business Development Packaging and Speciality Papers at Sappi, says: “Reducing the consumption of fossil resources in packaging is a major concern for Sappi. On this account, we developed Sappi Seal, a functional paper with integrated heat sealing functionality which is integrated in the form of a dispersion coating on the reverse side of the paper and can replace papers with a PE coating.” Sappi presented a wide range of successfully completed projects in order to demonstrate the specific application of this paper to the trade fair visitors.

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(c) Sappi Europe
04.11.2019

Sappi in partnership with Constantia Flexibles driving forward innovation for sustainable packaging solutions

With the increased global push for environmentally friendly and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, Sappi has made great strides in developing breakthrough proprietary barrier technology to offer new opportunities to satisfy this need. These unique solutions enabled Sappi to closely collaborate with the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé to support the launch of the YES! snack bar wrapped in recyclable paper. Sappi worked in partnership with Nestlé and packaging supplier, Constantia Flexibles to develop solutions suitable for recyclable paper production processes.

Susanne Oste, Vice President of Innovations and Sustainability at Sappi Europe commented: “Sappi has been working with leading consumer brand owners to develop and supply renewable paper-based packaging solutions understanding and supporting the goals of making their packaging recyclable without compromising on food protection and shelf life. One example of this is the new Sappi Guard range of products providing brand owners with a paper confectionery wrapper to meet market demand for more sustainable products.”

With the increased global push for environmentally friendly and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, Sappi has made great strides in developing breakthrough proprietary barrier technology to offer new opportunities to satisfy this need. These unique solutions enabled Sappi to closely collaborate with the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé to support the launch of the YES! snack bar wrapped in recyclable paper. Sappi worked in partnership with Nestlé and packaging supplier, Constantia Flexibles to develop solutions suitable for recyclable paper production processes.

Susanne Oste, Vice President of Innovations and Sustainability at Sappi Europe commented: “Sappi has been working with leading consumer brand owners to develop and supply renewable paper-based packaging solutions understanding and supporting the goals of making their packaging recyclable without compromising on food protection and shelf life. One example of this is the new Sappi Guard range of products providing brand owners with a paper confectionery wrapper to meet market demand for more sustainable products.”

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30.09.2019

Sappi: More emotionality and greater differentiation

Communicating brand values and product characteristics in an emotional way and staging them in an appropriate manner is becoming increasingly important for brand manufacturers. To connect with the end consumer, they need to have paperboards that enhance the visual and tactile experience. In response to these needs, Sappi is now introducing the next generation of its popular and proven Algro Design portfolio – with an enhanced paperboard version and a change of name.

Communicating brand values and product characteristics in an emotional way and staging them in an appropriate manner is becoming increasingly important for brand manufacturers. To connect with the end consumer, they need to have paperboards that enhance the visual and tactile experience. In response to these needs, Sappi is now introducing the next generation of its popular and proven Algro Design portfolio – with an enhanced paperboard version and a change of name.

More and more consumers want exclusive, customised packaging that reflects a brand’s unique selling points and special character. For even more flexibility and design scope, Sappi is expanding its range of premium solid bleached boards to include an additional variety as of 1 October 2019: Algro Design Advanced. This gives customers a choice of four different reverse side surfaces within the popular Algro Design portfolio, which means one more paperboard variety than before. The paperboards differ with regard to the reverse side coating; the top sides are identical and always double coated. As part of the ongoing development of the popular Algro Design paperboard, the term “Nature” is now added. This further underlines the brand’s natural look on the uncoated reverse side and its haptic character. A specification of this kind is in great demand today, as the reverse side of the paperboard is being used more and more frequently as the outward face of a finished box. The product itself and all properties remain the same.

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16.09.2019

sappi: Setting trends with sustainable and innovative solutions

At PRINTING United in Dallas (Texas), Sappi presents its high-quality speciality papers to meet the highest demands

To be close to the market and to anticipate customers’ needs: this is what Sappi, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative sublimation, printing and speciality papers, is known for. At this year’s PRINTING United tradeshow in Dallas, Texas (USA), Sappi is going to present its new Transjet Drive dye sublimation paper at booth 5123 from 23 to 25 October as well as different papers for large format inkjet printing. In addition, Sappi’s Ultracast casting and release papers will be shown. These products deliver superior textures with 100% replication for a wide range of aesthetic and functional applications.

“Dawn of a new era” is the promising title of the PRINTING United pre-announcement, as this year all relevant technologies and manufacturers will be present in one place for the first time. For Sappi, this tradeshow is the perfect platform to showcase its ground-breaking portfolio of high-quality speciality papers.

At PRINTING United in Dallas (Texas), Sappi presents its high-quality speciality papers to meet the highest demands

To be close to the market and to anticipate customers’ needs: this is what Sappi, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative sublimation, printing and speciality papers, is known for. At this year’s PRINTING United tradeshow in Dallas, Texas (USA), Sappi is going to present its new Transjet Drive dye sublimation paper at booth 5123 from 23 to 25 October as well as different papers for large format inkjet printing. In addition, Sappi’s Ultracast casting and release papers will be shown. These products deliver superior textures with 100% replication for a wide range of aesthetic and functional applications.

“Dawn of a new era” is the promising title of the PRINTING United pre-announcement, as this year all relevant technologies and manufacturers will be present in one place for the first time. For Sappi, this tradeshow is the perfect platform to showcase its ground-breaking portfolio of high-quality speciality papers.

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18.07.2019

Sappi: Innovation meets sustainability

Sappi to present its innovative papers and packaging solutions at FachPack 2019

Environmentally friendly packaging is a hot topic worldwide. Sappi has been a pioneer in the field of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for years. The company will present its latest innovations at Stand 9-260 at FachPack in Nuremberg. Alongside barrier papers, these include the heat-sealable Sappi Seal paper. This is notable for being completely recyclable and can replace existing PE-coated packaging. The recently launched Atelier paperboard will be another focus of the trade fair presentation. This offers brilliant colour reproduction and a silky touch and feel.

Sappi to present its innovative papers and packaging solutions at FachPack 2019

Environmentally friendly packaging is a hot topic worldwide. Sappi has been a pioneer in the field of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for years. The company will present its latest innovations at Stand 9-260 at FachPack in Nuremberg. Alongside barrier papers, these include the heat-sealable Sappi Seal paper. This is notable for being completely recyclable and can replace existing PE-coated packaging. The recently launched Atelier paperboard will be another focus of the trade fair presentation. This offers brilliant colour reproduction and a silky touch and feel.

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29.04.2019

Sappi: Once again honoured with a prestigious award in 2019

Sappi wins Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second time in a row

In 2019, Sappi was selected for an Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second consecutive year. In doing so, the awarding authority honoured the paper manufacturer’s sustainable conduct, its high-quality products and being a real global supplier. While its group headquarters is in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sappi’s global packaging and speciality papers business supports eight Avery Dennison plants worldwide with numerous products from multiple facilities.

The Sappi team was delighted when they heard the results of this year’s Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award. Following an award last year, Sappi’s status as a leading supplier was again honoured with this significant award in 2019. “We were recognised for our excellent quality and for being a truly global supplier supporting Avery Dennison’s growth, especially in the USA. And finally, because of our expanded portfolio following the acquisition of Cham Paper Group,” said Thomas Kratochwill, Vice President Sales & Marketing Packaging and Speciality Papers (Sappi Europe).

Sappi wins Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second time in a row

In 2019, Sappi was selected for an Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second consecutive year. In doing so, the awarding authority honoured the paper manufacturer’s sustainable conduct, its high-quality products and being a real global supplier. While its group headquarters is in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sappi’s global packaging and speciality papers business supports eight Avery Dennison plants worldwide with numerous products from multiple facilities.

The Sappi team was delighted when they heard the results of this year’s Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award. Following an award last year, Sappi’s status as a leading supplier was again honoured with this significant award in 2019. “We were recognised for our excellent quality and for being a truly global supplier supporting Avery Dennison’s growth, especially in the USA. And finally, because of our expanded portfolio following the acquisition of Cham Paper Group,” said Thomas Kratochwill, Vice President Sales & Marketing Packaging and Speciality Papers (Sappi Europe).

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23.04.2019

Sappi highlights new dye sublimation papers at the FESPA Global Print Expo

Printing textiles and hard substrates with impressive results: this is what Transjet dye sublimation papers from Sappi stand for. The new Transjet Drive is a sublimation paper optimised for industrial printers with a glue-belt system and will be showcased for the first time at FESPA trade fair in Munich. Sappi will also be presenting its inkjet papers for large-format applications, the Fusion Topliner containerboard and various silicone base papers at Stand B6-B30.

A highlight is the Transjet portfolio, with which fashion and home textiles, hard substrates and sportswear can be customised and personalised in strong colours using transfer printing. These papers are also suitable for soft signage, i.e. textile printing in marketing and advertising.

Printing textiles and hard substrates with impressive results: this is what Transjet dye sublimation papers from Sappi stand for. The new Transjet Drive is a sublimation paper optimised for industrial printers with a glue-belt system and will be showcased for the first time at FESPA trade fair in Munich. Sappi will also be presenting its inkjet papers for large-format applications, the Fusion Topliner containerboard and various silicone base papers at Stand B6-B30.

A highlight is the Transjet portfolio, with which fashion and home textiles, hard substrates and sportswear can be customised and personalised in strong colours using transfer printing. These papers are also suitable for soft signage, i.e. textile printing in marketing and advertising.

The new Transjet Drive sublimation paper is primarily tailored to industrial printers with a glue-belt system. The exceptionally smooth reverse side is a key feature. This advantage and the remarkable fast ink-drying on the printed side increase runnability and efficiency during the production process. Optimal cost efficiency and consistent reliability are central benefits for this and all other dye sublimation papers from Sappi. At the same time, they ensure consistent ink transfer with minimal ink consumption, are PE-free and contain 100 percent recyclable pulp.

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23.04.2019

Sappi präsentiert auf der FESPA Global Print Expo neue Dye Sublimation Papers

Transjet Dye Sublimation Papers ermöglichen, Textilien und harte Substrate in einer überzeugenden Qualität zu bedrucken. Die Neuheit Transjet Drive ist ein für industrielle Drucker mit Glue-Belt-System optimiertes Sublimationspapier und wird in München erstmals auf einer Messe zu sehen sein. Darüber hinaus präsentiert Sappi seine Inkjet-Papiere für den großformatigen Bereich, das Containerboard Fusion Topliner und verschiedene Silikon-Basis-Papiere.

Ein Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Transjet-Portfolio, mit dem sich Mode- und Heimtextilien, harte Substrate und Sportbekleidung durch Sublimationsdruck farbstark individualisieren und personalisieren lassen. Ebenso geeignet sind diese Papiere für Soft Signage, also den Textildruck im Bereich Marketing und Werbung.

Transjet Dye Sublimation Papers ermöglichen, Textilien und harte Substrate in einer überzeugenden Qualität zu bedrucken. Die Neuheit Transjet Drive ist ein für industrielle Drucker mit Glue-Belt-System optimiertes Sublimationspapier und wird in München erstmals auf einer Messe zu sehen sein. Darüber hinaus präsentiert Sappi seine Inkjet-Papiere für den großformatigen Bereich, das Containerboard Fusion Topliner und verschiedene Silikon-Basis-Papiere.

Ein Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Transjet-Portfolio, mit dem sich Mode- und Heimtextilien, harte Substrate und Sportbekleidung durch Sublimationsdruck farbstark individualisieren und personalisieren lassen. Ebenso geeignet sind diese Papiere für Soft Signage, also den Textildruck im Bereich Marketing und Werbung.

Die Neuheit Transjet Drive ist vor allem auf industrielle Druckmaschinen mit Glue-Belt-System zugeschnitten und weist eine besonders glatte Unterseite auf. Dieser Vorteil und die schnelle Farbtrocknung auf der bedruckten Seite steigern die Laufeigenschaft und die Effizienz in der Produktion. Optimale Kosteneffizienz und gleichbleibende Zuverlässigkeit zeichnen sie aus. Darüber hinaus stehen sie für eine konsistente Farbübertragung bei minimalem Tintenverbrauch, sind PE-frei und enthalten 100 Prozent recycelbaren Zellstoff.

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11.04.2019

Printing textiles more efficiently and with higher quality with Transjet Drive

Sappi launches a sublimation paper optimised for glue-belt printers
The rapid individualisation and personalisation of fashion and home textiles on polyester-based materials using sublimation transfer is in high market demand. With this in mind, Sappi is expanding its portfolio of dye sublimation papers: with its silky-smooth reverse side, the Transjet Drive sublimation paper innovation enables better runnability on digital high-speed printers with a glue-belt system. This smooth printing performance increases productivity. Moreover, due to its low grammage, Transjet Drive offers weight per unit area advantages.

Sappi launches a sublimation paper optimised for glue-belt printers
The rapid individualisation and personalisation of fashion and home textiles on polyester-based materials using sublimation transfer is in high market demand. With this in mind, Sappi is expanding its portfolio of dye sublimation papers: with its silky-smooth reverse side, the Transjet Drive sublimation paper innovation enables better runnability on digital high-speed printers with a glue-belt system. This smooth printing performance increases productivity. Moreover, due to its low grammage, Transjet Drive offers weight per unit area advantages.

The new sublimation paper is specifically designed for glue-belt printers, but is also suitable for high-speed printers without a glue-belt system. Due to its specially treated reverse side, it adheres to the printing belt without slipping and can pass through quickly. The smooth reverse side also ensures that the paper does not stick to the adhesive-belt and that it slides away without leaving any residue on the belt. These special properties protect the glue-belt and save work steps such as cleaning or corrections during production. With grammages of 45 and 55 g/m², Transjet Drive also offers weight advantages. Here is another reason why this new product is attractive to customers: every ton of Transjet Drive gives you more printable paper area compared to heavier grammages.

On the surface, the paper is specially coated, so that the ink dries quickly and the final result on the textiles appears very colour-intensive. Thanks to fast drying, the webs can be rolled up again immediately after printing. Because of these properties, Transjet Drive is used especially for fashion and home textiles such as scarves, bed linen and curtains. The 55 g/m² version is also suitable for soft signage.

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