Sappi Speciality Papers introduced atelier as what it describes as a brand-new concept in folding boxboard (FBB), being produced at its Maastricht mill in the Netherlands. Sappi explains the new product broadens its offering in terms of both width and depth of coated virgin fibre carton boards for the packaging market. atelier is a hybrid FBB product that exceeds current market standards, according to Sappi, available in weights from 220 gsm to 350 gsm.
atelier is a multi-ply board produced on a single-wire board machine, which the company states is feature that no other paper manufacturer has ever achieved. Sappi also points to the product’s brightness, purity and gloss combined with a silk touch and feel.
With a brightness level of 99 percent on its topside, atelier is described as exceeding the market standard in brightness compared to what Sappi states is the industry top value of around 92 percent. On the reverse side, atelier offers a brightness factor of 98 percent to accommodate the increasing demand for printing on both sides of the board. Sappi entered the carton board market 10 years ago with its Algro Design family of SBB carton board.
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