Sappi Fine Paper Europe will demonstrate how its speciality papers allow brand owners and converters to differentiate their products at FachPack Europe, taking place in Nuremberg, Germany from 24-26 September, 2013.

Regardless of how demanding brand owner requirements might be, our substrates are ideal for meeting those needs. We are specialists in addressing challenging packaging and conversion requirements. This includes providing materials that print well and can withstand complex finishing processes while at the same time offer the ultimate in product protection and regulatory compliance, especially for food or other sensitive products. We are excited to be joining the FachPack community for this important event, said Kerstin Dietze, Marketing Manager Speciality Papers of Sappi Fine Paper Europe.

As an additional treat, Sappi will be showing not only the substrates themselves, but also elegant and intelligent packaging samples and solutions as well as unique fashion made from speciality papers and board.

Featured at the show will be Sappi’s award-winning bright white carton-board Algro Design®; the equally brilliant white topliner Fusion® for carton and corrugated cardboard applications; Algro® Nature, a compostable flexible packaging substrate that is based on renewable raw materials; Algro® Finess and Algro® Primess, well known brands used for applications in flexible packaging; and silicone-base papers for labels and self-adhesives. Print and finishing results and the ability to properly protect packaged goods through the entire supply chain depend greatly on the choice of carton or paper, added Dietze. At the Sappi Fachpack stand, packaging converters, brand owners, designers and print finishers will clearly see how the flexibility of Sappi speciality papers contributes to the visible, tactile and protective qualities of the finished package. It is the details that make the difference in fine packaging, and that is what Sappi is all about.

In line with the market demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable product innovations, Sappi is proud to be showing Algro Nature at FachPack. Algro Nature is the first and only packaging paper that can be composted at home. It can also be laminated onto flexible packaging films from NatureFlex (produced by Innovia Films, who will be exhibiting at  FachPack in an adjacent stand next to Sappi) yet still deliver home-compostable and/or recyclable flexible packaging. 

By joining together, Sappi and Innovia Films bring to the packaging industry an end-of-life alternative for packaging that can convert waste into energy (anaerobic digestion and biomethanisation) or, at a minimum, can be composted by the consumer to reduce the burden on landfills and to comply with upcoming EU Packaging Directive scheduled to go into effect in 2014.