The Supervisory Boards of Laakirchen Papier AG and Heinzel Holding GmbH approved the extensive investments for the expansion of the Laakirchen paper mill in Austria involving total spending of over EUR 100 million. Kurt Maier, the Heinzel Holding CEO: “With these investments we will turn Laakirchen with its two paper machines into one of the most competitive and environmentally friendly paper mills in Europe – on a sustainable basis. A precondition for the realization of this project is a substantial efficiency program supported by all employees.” The investment programme consists of two elements. Firstly, the Paper Machine 10 is to be converted to produce lightweight containerboard using wastepaper as fibre base. Secondly and simultaneously, the production capacity of the Paper Machine 11 producing SC paper for magazines, catalogues and commercial print will be extended considerably. Mark Lunabba, the Laakirchen Papier AG CEO: “Laakirchen will be able to produce nearly 800.000 tons of paper annually, which means that the long-term future of the location is secured.”
PERGRAPHICA® is Mondi’s portfolio of premium uncoated fine papers designed for the exacting needs of the creative and commercial print industries. Since its launch last year, numerous graphic designers, printers and publishers have made the switch to PERGRAPHICA® design papers – and are delighted by the results.
Known as ‘Paper for Perfectionists’, PERGRAPHICA® fulfils the most demanding requirements for sophisticated and elegant printed documents while meeting top sustainability standards. The portfolio provides excellent printability on a choice of textures, shades and weights. It is available in two textures (Rough and Smooth), three shades (High White, Classic and Natural) and six grammages between 90 and 300 g/m2. Customers in many European countries can purchase PERGRAPHICA® through local distribution companies.
Johannes Klumpp, Marketing and Sales Director, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper, said, “We are pleased by PERGRAHICA®’s quick success on the market and the wonderful feedback we’ve received from customers. It shows how well this portfolio suits the needs of the creative industries. With its look and feel, PERGRAPHICA® reflects emotions that bring your story to life.”
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PERGRAPHICA® is FSC® certified, making it the logical choice of paper for the Forest Stewardship Council Germany’s 2016 magazine. Dr Uwe Sayer, Managing Director of FSC Germany, stated, “As an international certification organisation, we make sure to use paper that bears our certification and further fulfils high environmental standards. With PERGRAPHICA® paper we could give our FSC magazine a distinctly higher value, which was immediately accessible to each reader and about which we have received numerous positive reader comments.”
The Lokay printing house was responsible for printing the 2016 FSC Germany magazine. They used PERGRAPHICA® Natural Smooth in 300 g/qm for the cover and 150 g/qm for the inside pages. It was a positive experience, reported Thomas Fleckenstein of Druckerei Lokay: “The large format colour images and full colour images came out very well despite the open, natural surfaces. The paper dried very quickly and could be handled after a short time. Thanks to an above average bulk of 1.3, the magazine achieved very high-value haptics – so our customer was impressed by more than just the visual effect.”
The Italian print magazine Digitalic has chosen PERGRAPHICA® for the cover production. Francesco Marino, Digitalic’s founder and director, most appreciates the freedom that it allows for different printing technologies. He commented, “PERGRAPHICA® gives us the freedom to do almost anything. Our magazine covers use different printing processes, and PERGRAPHICA® maintains its qualities unchanged even after very different finishes. The creative level is a great advantage for us, as we can envisage anything for our covers and produce it, knowing that the paper will best realise our vision.”
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