Resolute Forest Products Inc. learned that the U.S. Department of Commerce released rates in the countervailing duty ("CVD") investigation of imports of supercalendered paper from Canada. Commerce determined a final subsidy rate of 17.87% for Resolute, and rates of 20.18% for Port Hawkesbury Paper LP and 18.85% for all other producers/exporters in Canada. On July 29, 2015, Commerce calculated a preliminary rate of 2.04% for Resolute. Commerce's justification for the change is based on the application of "adverse facts available," saying that the Company "did not fully cooperate with the investigation." Resolute believes that it has fully cooperated with the investigation; it is surprised and disappointed with this announcement.
Designed to enhance converters’ product portfolios, Mactac® Performance Adhesives Group announces the launch of an innovative new UV Inkjet semi-gloss paper product.
Saving converters both time and money, the product, UVS9002, eliminates the potential need to prime prior to converting.
“UVS9002 fills a gap in many converters’ portfolios,” says Sara Damante, Senior Marketing Manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. “As the digital and UV space continues to grow, our team recognized a need for additional UV Inkjet products and the launch of this product will deliver great value to converters by increasing efficiencies and improving cost-savings.”
Part of Mactac’s MACjet® product line offering, UVS9002 is a 54# brilliant white, high-quality semi-gloss paper stock that is suitable for UV Inkjet print engines, as well as flexo. It is accompanied by a 2.4-mil Super Calendared Kraft (SCK) liner and Mactac’s popular quick-tack 710VHP hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive.
The SCK liner is excellent for die-cutting, stripping, and label dispensing and the well-known permanent, rubber-based 710VHP adhesive offers excellent tack and ultimate adhesion to a variety of surfaces, including polystyrene, polypropylene, polyethylene, paper, and corrugate.
UVS9002 is a versatile label that converts on wider webs at higher speeds than other rubber-based adhesive-coated papers. It is ideal for high-quality inkjet labeling applications in a multitude of segments – from product labeling to VIP labeling – and is also suitable for cold, damp labeling applications.
The product is already approved and qualified on several OEM presses, including: Domino N610i UV press; Epson Surepress UV L-6534VW; Screen True Press Jet L350 UV; Xeikon PX3000. UVS9002 will be qualified on more OEM presses in the near future.