On Thursday the 17th of January the first in-specification 99% pure Cyrene™ was produced by the FC5 prototype plant. 165 kg of this product was packaged and shipped to customers in the USA on Friday. This marks a huge milestone for the FC5 project as the entire plant has now been successfully commissioned and operated end-to-end. This has been a significant undertaking for the FC5 team who have shown great perseverance and grit to make the development of such a novel process and completely new product a success. The commissioning of the plant and production of the first in-specification product is a massive achievement. The production of Cyrene™ is part of Norske Skog Australasia’s broader strategic vision of “Building Our Future from Fibre and Energy”. It’s a partnership with the Circa Group and involves new technology developed in Australia, targeting global markets for sustainable, safer and more environmentally friendly alternatives to existing solvents which have unacceptable environmental impacts. Click read more below for additional detail.
Effective immediately, all making and stock orders of Utopia® Coated Inkjet are now Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) (FSC® C007796) Certified. There is no upcharge for this environmental product feature. This includes the Utopia Book Inkjet Matte and Book Inkjet Matte PE products.
The change was made to offer chain-of-custody certification benefits to your printer customers and their clients. It provides the highest level of assurance to environmentally-concerned buyers that all fiber used in these products is sourced responsibly.
The digital high-speed inkjet web printing platform conserves paper and reduces cost by allowing smaller, more economical run sizes and less waste in the supply chain. FSC certification adds to these environmental benefits, with no additional cost.
We offer a complete range of Coated Inkjet finishes: Dull, Matte, and our industry-leading Gloss. Appleton Coated’s Utopia Inkjet products are specially designed for high-speed, four-color, inkjet web platforms. They deliver proven performance and controlled ink absorption – with no need for a bonding agent or priming solution.