We’re proud to be a part of the communities where our employees live and work, including Plymouth, North Carolina. Our Plymouth Mill has played an important role in this historic mill town, driving the economy as the area’s largest employer and changing with the times. It also offered an area first in leadership diversity. The Plymouth Mill was originally known as the North Carolina Pulp Co. It was built in 1937 by brothers John W. and Herbert Kieckhefer of the Delair, New Jersey-based Kieckhefer Container Co. The mill and the mill town grew throughout the 1940s as Keickhefer Container Co. expanded across the United States to keep up with increasing demand. In 1957, the company merged with Weyerhaeuser, and by the 1970s, the Plymouth Mill had grown into one of Weyerhauser’s largest east coast operations — a fully integrated five-machine facility manufacturing a wide range of products, including fine paper, fluff pulp and corrugated medium.
Metallized paper is produced using direct high vacuum metallization technology, a process in which 0.08 g/m2 of aluminum is deposited on a one-side coated paper.
This is a single-material, paper-based solution, making Metalvac the sustainable alternative to other choices available in the market today, such as metallized plastic (polypropylene, polyester) films, aluminum foil – a product whose aluminum content is on average 300 times greater than that of metallized paper, or hot-stamping and metallic inks, amongst others.
Noteworthy among its numerous advantages are:
*Recyclability in standard paper and cardboard circuits
*Good folding properties
*Good mechanical resistance
*An even, glossy, smooth surface
*Excellent printability for offset, flexo and rotogravure printing
Metalvac is an ideal paper for manufacturing high-quality wet-glue and self-adhesive labels, as well as for graphic applications. You may also look forward to hearing more about our new range of functional metallized papers, especially designed for flexible packaging for food and non-food products, in the near future.
more at: https://www.lecta.com/en/news/Pages/Metalvac-Lecta-s-high-value-added-metallized-paper.aspx