Antalis South Africa Launches Cocoon 60 Range Of Papers


Antalis South Africa launched the latest offering in its Cocoon paper range, the Cocoon 60, at an event held on 1 June at Morrells Boutique Estate in Johannesburg.

General Manager Marketing Michael Raddall emphasised the eco-friendliness of the paper. Due to the advances of technology and the mechanisation of forestry, consumption of paper has increased over the last 40 years. Antalis highlighted the process of making paper and informed the audience about the environmental choices of paper available today that have less impact on the environment, namely recycled papers and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified papers. The company encouraged the audience to make responsible choices for their print communication.

Key to Antalis is its FSC certification, which it has had since 2010, and which includes sourcing paper from certified and responsibly managed forests. FSC works to take care of the world’s forests for future generations, making sure we all have forests for all forever. FSC certifications use a set of standards that constitute a responsibly managed forest from an environmental, social and economic point of view.

The Cocoon 60 range of coated papers use a mixture of 60% recycled materials and 40% sustainably sourced virgin fibres along with a chlorine free bleaching process to produce the pulp. Cocoon 60 can be used to print annual reports, catalogues, brochures, calendars, invitations, as well as for finishing techniques such as foiling, embossing, spot UV varnish, folding and more.

The Cocoon range is manufactured by Arjowiggins Graphics. As the paper comes from FSC certified and responsibly managed forests, the paper is not sourced from illegally harvested forests, nor is it harvested: in violation of traditional civil rights; in forests where high conservation values are threatened; in forests being converted to plantations or forests where genetically modified trees are planted.

The Cocoon 60 is available in two variations: Gloss, with a high contrast and high colour gamut, and Silk, a smooth paper without reflections and with high readability and high image quality.

The grammage available is between 100 and 350g, with different finishes in sheet sizes suitable for both litho and digital printing, depending on the applications required.

Antalis marketing manager Caroline Coughlan presented a brochure printed by Multiprint Litho and designed by Decimal, in full colour, to attendees at the event. The cover was printed on Cocoon 60 350g Silk with an embossing and the entire brochure was crush-cut on one side while the inside was printed with CMYK with spot UV on 150g Silk. Some of the pages had only spot UV, highlighting the whiteness of this recycled paper.

A folder with the full range of the Cocoon 60 Silk and Gloss was also provided to all attendees complete with product information as an A4 print, with instructions for folding the sample into a fun, origami shape.

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