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Sappi Expands Line with Heavyweight Options

BOSTON, MA | Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the expansion of its LusterCote packaging line.

The addition of new heavyweight options reportedly provides press operators, brand owners, and graphic designers with superior performance on a wide range of coated one-side (C1S) applications, including litho labels, envelopes, book dust jackets, set-up boxes, and point-of-purchase displays.

The new heavyweight LusterCote product is available in 70, 80, and 95 lb. Each is said to offer high performance for offset, flexo, and gravure printing, including wide-format, multicolor sheet-fed presses.

Company says it also delivers excellent ink holdout with both conventional and UV-curable inks as well as a wide variety of aqueous coatings, adding that downstream, product’s strong performance on both rotary and flat-bed cutting platforms combines with excellent laminating qualities that are compatible with a wide-range of adhesives. In combination with LusterCote 55 and 60lb, the new grades also extend Sappi’s offering for cut and stack labels.

“Since launching the LusterCote line last year, we’ve seen many innovative applications and gleaned valuable insight into unmet market demands that Sappi is poised to fill,” says Mark Odgers, director of Packaging, Sappi North America. “Growth in [our] global Packaging Business is one of our top goals, so it is important to provide our customers with consistent, high-quality, products that offer more versatility and visually stunning results.”

The new products will be produced at company’s manufacturing mill in Cloquet, MN, a fully integrated facility said to generate more than 80% of its energy from renewable resources. The wood fiber used by the mill meets the requirements of the Sustainable Forestry Fiber Sourcing Standard and the Forest Stewardship Council Controlled Wood Standard.

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