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Sappi to Showcase its New Range of Label and Silicone Base Papers at Labelexpo

Sappi, a leading manufacturer of packaging and specialty papers, will be introducing its extensive range of facestock papers and silicone base papers as well as wet-glue label papers at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe in Brussels from 26 to 29 April 2022.

Visitors to the Sappi stand in Hall 5, Stand B 13 will have the opportunity to experience the company’s new glassine, CCK and label papers. As an independent paper manufacturer, Sappi offers its customers in the self-adhesive label sector all papers from a single source.

  • Enhanced formulation of glassine papers from the Silco product family.
  • New Sol CN and Sol LF CCK papers with excellent flatness
  • The new semi-gloss Parade Label SG facestock paper
  • Parade Label Pro for non-wet-strength wet-glue labels
  • High availability and fast delivery of label papers thanks to portfolio expansion at the Gratkorn site

Michael Bethge, Sales Director Specialty Papers at Sappi Europe commented: “We are looking forward to enjoying face-to-face discussions and consulting face to face, and to presenting our new products at our Labelexpo exhibition stand.”

New Silicone Base Papers for Greater Efficiency

Sappi’s Glassine and CCK silicone base papers offer exceptional siliconization properties as well as easy and efficient processing. They are used as release liners for a variety of self-adhesive applications such as self-adhesive labels, graphic applications, adhesive tapes and office supplies.

To meet the high expectations of its customers, Sappi recently improved the entire glassine paper formulations of its Silco product family. These include the supercalendered Silco Label and Silco Tape BS papers as well as Silco Process Liner BS. These have been successfully produced for decades at Sappi’s Condino mill in Italy.

Right on time for the trade fair, Sappi will be introducing two new CCK papers to complement the Sol product family. With Sol CN, Sappi is presenting a one-side double-coated CCK paper designed for office materials such as self-adhesive labels or adhesive tapes. The paper is available in a grammage of 55g/m2. It features characteristics such as high strength, a remarkably smooth surface and low silicone consumption, as well as easy, cost-efficient handling and excellent lay-flat properties.

The second CCK launch at Labelexpo is the Sol LF paper with extraordinary flatness. Available in 120 and 135 g/m2 basis weights, this paper features high strength, low silicone consumption, a smooth surface and cost-efficient processability. Moreover, its excellent lay-flat properties with almost imperceptible dimensional change in the cross direction make it the perfect material for self-adhesive films in the graphic arts sector.

Outstanding Label Papers

The new Parade Label SG facestock paper boasts first-class printing and finishing properties. Launched in autumn 2021, this one-side coated, semi-gloss paper for self-adhesive label applications excels with its outstanding printability, opacity and stiffness, as well as its excellent further processing capabilities. It is ideally suited as a self-adhesive label for general packaging, transport packaging, disposable bottles and containers.

Parade Label Pro, launched in mid-2021, has been very well received in the market. The glossy, one-side double-coated wet-glue label paper features an exceptionally smooth surface as well as a high degree of whiteness, while ensuring excellent printing and finishing results. Visitors to Labelexpo will experience the paper – designed for challenging labels in the food, beverage and consumer goods sectors – as the perfect choice to achieve distinctive visual impact and product differentiation in retail environments. Selected references from around the world will be presented to visitors at the stand.

Targeted Focus on Availability and Fast Delivery

To ensure 100% availability and fast delivery of its label papers, Sappi has secured reliable production and seamless supply chains. Whereas label papers in Europe were previously only produced in Alfeld, Germany, in Carmignano, Italy, and in the USA at the Somerset site, Sappi now offers an ideal addition with its plant in Gratkorn, Austria. The state-of-the-art production facilities, covering everything from paper machines to sizing equipment, and many years of expertise in the production of coated papers are the best prerequisites to ensure first-class products. Shorter production cycles enable Sappi to always guarantee high availability and fast delivery of its premium label papers.