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Applications include inner packaging such as white corrugated board inserts
Sappi expands its container board product range with Fusion Uncoated, offering an uncoated fresh fibre liner in the corrugated board market.
With the development of this fully bleached fresh fibre liner, the specialist paper manufacturer is continuing to expand its product offering for the high-volume corrugated board market. Ideal applications include corrugated board and carton packaging,requiring a high white appearance for the topliner, inner liner and fluting.
Bernd Gelder, product group manager for containerboard, said, 'We can now offer an uncoated surface with a natural look for the premium corrugated board sector. Fusion Uncoated is wood-free and impresses with its high whiteness and strength values.'
The new liner is approved for direct food contact and is recommended for use when branded product manufacturers, designers and corrugated board processors are seeking an alternative to brown liner papers. These applications include inner packaging such as white corrugated board inserts for high-end perfume boxes as well as food packaging. These often unprinted cartons present a luxury surface finish thanks to their high level of whiteness. Other applications include display and shelf-ready packaging, for which uncoated paper finishes are often the preferred option.
Currently there are seven weights available, from 70-130gsm, in sheet and roll formats. Another version of this liner has also recently been developed, without the addition of optical brighteners, specifically for food packaging and offered under the name Fusion Uncoated OF. Both products are suitable for offset, flexo, screen and digital printing.