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Sappi Europe introduces one side coated premium paperboard Algro Volume

by | Jul 10, 2024

Sappi Europe has announced that their most recent development, Algro Volume, has now been launched. This company is a leader when it comes to producing packaging or specialty and graphic papers and Algro Volume is the newest member in Sappi Europe’s paperboard portfolio.

This brand-new material was manufactured at Sappi Europe’s Maastricht Mill, which is located in The Netherlands. The product is made out of premium paperboard and it is perfect for packaging demanding and durable packaging and graphic solutions.

The packaging solution is designed with a silky top surface, enhanced stiffness, its bulk has been boosted and it sports a bright white finish which also includes outstanding printing and finishing properties. The overall design brings together many properties and advantages and the result is a strong, functional and printable single packaging solution.

On top of this, Algro Volume is also versatile, resilient, has odour neutrality and purity of toy safety and finally it is suitable for direct food contact, as it aligns with BfR XXXVI, FDA, and Austrian food legislation. The packaging material is made up of 100% virgin fibres and it is fully recyclable, plus the company have made it available as both a sheet and a reel. This innovative new material is able to handle a variety of new finishing techniques, such as, embossing, varnishing and foil lamination. It has been made clear that this material is suitable for a range of end uses, including, promotional material, covers, tickets, tags, plus packaging for pharmaceutical, confectionary, food and beverages and even beauty and personal care products.

The final advantage of this material, is that it is available in multiple grammages, ranging from 220g/m² to 380g/m² and furthermore, it is compliant with offset, flexo and screen printing processes.

Director of Packaging & Dye Sublimation, Luis Mata, commented, “Algro Volume is an outstanding board that delivers against every challenge, expertly designed to fulfill the rigorous physical demands typically reserved for solid bleached boards (SBB). The multiform base composition optimises stiffness and bulk, and together with Sappi’s unrivalled coating capability ensures exceptional printing and finishing performance for your applications.”

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