Premiere at Packaging Première
Innovative and sustainable packaging: With Sappi boards and papers, both aspects can be implemented in a variety of ways. As part of the Packaging Première, the globally active manufacturer is presenting its double-coated fresh fibre board Atelier for the first time in Italy. At the joint stand with Plastic Stratosfera (C56/D57), visitors will also learn more about the premium paperboard Algro Design, the Fusion Topliner for corrugated board applications and various shopping bag papers.
After only two editions, the Packaging Première has already become a fixture on the Italian trade fair calendar, attracting almost 5000 visitors to Milan. Sappi is exhibiting its selected products at the Plastic Stratosfera stand. "We are very pleased to be on site together with our partner for the third time. And this year we are celebrating a premiere: our new Folding Boxboard (GC1) Atelier will be on show in Italy for the first time," says Andrea Riva, sales manager Italy, Spain and Portugal at Sappi Packaging and Speciality Papers.
The examples from the new folding boxboard atelier, which Sappi is presenting for the first time at this trade fair in Italy, are fresh from the press. The manufacturer is even talking about a new dimension in folding boxboard with an unprecedented specific volume. Thanks to the multi-layer concept, the fresh fibre board is bright white and particularly stiff and firm – two indispensable properties for folding cartons. With this Folding Boxboard 1 (FBB1), Sappi offers its customers a high-quality board that can be produced in FSC or PEFC quality on request and further processed to produce a convincing end result.
With its three variants, Algro Design is already very well established with many brand manufacturers. The Solid Bleached Board (SBB) is characterised by lively colour reproduction, high contrast and optimum running properties. Depending on the variant, the reverse side is uncoated or single or double-coated, and the finishing options are diverse. This enables designers, agencies and brand manufacturers to set product-specific accents with their packaging.
In corrugated board packaging with the Fusion Topliner, branded products can be presented even better, because the corrugated board liner convinces with its high degree of whiteness. Sappi's cover paper can be printed excellently, reflects the colours brilliantly and can be processed very well. The Fusion Topliner is used for standard packaging, shelf-ready packaging and POS displays. This fresh fibre liner as well as Algro Design and many other Sappi products are also suitable for shopping bags and turn them into eye-catchers - from premium to standard bags.
Plastic Stratosfera completes the trade fair portfolio at stand C56/D57 with its product Sfera Argento Eco, a paperboard with metallic gloss. What's special about it is that the GC1 board is produced completely without PET compared to similar products. This makes it recyclable and environmentally friendly. Before the Sfera Argento Eco can be used to produce packaging, boxes or POS displays, it can be further processed using UV offset, UV screen printing or hot printing.
"The Packaging Première is an excellent opportunity to meet the main players in the Italian packaging industry. We have taken this opportunity since the first show to work with Sappi to showcase innovative and sustainable packaging solutions," say Virginia Parma, managing director of Plastic Stratosfera and Marco Fusani, direct sales, underlining the relevance of this event, which will take place from 28 to 30 May.