Apr
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At Interpack Sappi will present the first sustainable packaging development following collaboration with Felix Schoeller

Sappi is to publicly unveil the initial results of its successful intensive and close collaboration with the Felix Schoeller Group at Interpack 2017, in Hall 9, Stand D19. The first jointly developed paper-based packaging solution is part of the Sappi Guard range. It has high barrier properties with integrated barriers against water vapour, oxygen and grease. In addition, it also has excellent sealing properties. The 100 g/m2 paper composite is a sustainable solution and a very good alternative to existing commercially available plastic and aluminium packaging. Developed for the food sector, it consists of 80% renewable raw materials.

"We are very proud that, despite the publication of our cooperation agreement only in January 2017, we are already in a position to announce a solution. The announcement followed the success of a longer cooperation between the two companies as developing packaging papers with integrated functionalities requires highly specialised expertise which needs to be successfully combined", reflects René Köhler, Head of Business Development at Sappi Packaging and Speciality Papers.

The cooperation includes the joint development of sustainable barrier paper solutions for flexible packaging applications. The two companies have unique competences in their business areas which they have combined to offer branded product manufacturers more sustainable and efficient packaging solutions for their products.

Sappi Europe’s Packaging & Speciality Paper business unit is a leading global manufacturer of speciality paper and carton board. The company has acquired extensive expertise in the packaging sector spanning decades. In recent years Sappi has evolved from solely a substrate supplier to a supplier of ready-made paper and cardboard packaging solutions. The innovative and sustainable products from Sappi are designed to provide intelligent answers to future challenges and trends and the requirements of the packaging market.

Felix Schoeller Group is an international business that produces high-quality papers for analogue and digital photo printing, digital printing, nonwovens for the wallpaper industry, decor papers and release liners. More recently this well-established company has been developing flexible food packaging. In particular, the group has gained significant technical expertise in the production of photographic and digital printing papers.

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About Sappi

Sappi Europe SA is the leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Europe is recognised for innovation and quality. Its graphic paper brands include Magno™, Quatro™, Vantage™, Royal, Galerie™ and GalerieArt™ ranges. Algro®, Leine®, Parade® and Fusion® are the brands for innovative solutions of speciality papers and boards.

Sappi papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification and EMAS registration for all our mills in the EU. Sappi European mills hold chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) schemes.

Sappi Europe SA is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 12,800 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com.

About Felix Schoeller

The Felix Schoeller Group, headquartered in Osnabrück, is a global family business founded in 1895 and producing speciality papers. With approximately 2,320 employees, almost 312,000 tonnes of speciality papers were produced and sold in 2016. The turnover of the renowned Osnabrück company totalled 710 million euros in the last financial year of 2016. The Felix Schoeller Group develops, produces and markets speciality papers for photographic applications, digital printing systems, the packaging market, for self-adhesive applications, as well as for the furniture, woodworking and wallpaper industries.

In addition to its location in Osnabrück (headquarters), the Felix Schoeller Group has a further four production sites in Germany, in Weißenborn and Penig (Saxony), as well as in Titisee-Neustadt (Baden-Württemberg) and Günzach (Bavaria). The Felix Schoeller Group is also represented with production sites in the USA, Canada and a joint venture in the Russian Federation. Added to these are sales offices in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Melbourne, Moscow and Prague.

The Felix Schoeller Group stands for uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and genuine partnership - Best Performing Papers. Worldwide. Since July 2013 the Felix Schoeller Group has been the official premium paper partner of the German Olympics.

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