“Brand manufacturers as well as consumers are looking for alternatives to plastic packaging materials. Sappi Seal will contribute to the use of more resource efficient and renewable materials for flexible packaging,“ says René Köhler, Head of Business Development Packaging and Speciality Papers at Sappi.
Sappi Seal was developed for use as flexible standard packaging in the food and non-food sectors, where hot sealing properties are required. This includes primary packaging, such as sachets, but also secondary packaging, such as flow-wraps for sweets, toys or DIY goods. In addition to its excellent hot sealing properties, Sappi Seal also provides a decent barrier against water vapour. The new speciality paper is also recyclable within the paper waste stream.
Sappi put great emphasis on user-friendliness when developing this paper. As a result, Sappi Seal can be opened easily and smoothly, without uncontrolled tearing. Its homogeneous and light surface provides good printability and finishing properties with all common finishing techniques. Its natural appearance and pleasant feel ensure an eye-catching brand presence. Sappi Seal is available with FSC® or PEFC™ certification and was produced according to the requirements of recommendation BfR XXXVI (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung - Federal Institute for Risk Assessment). Sappi Seal is available with a grammage of 67 g/m2.
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.