Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced that, effective immediately, it will increase prices for all its Cellulose Specialties products by a minimum 15 to 30 percent depending on product grade, as contracts allow. The purpose of this increase is to help the Company offset the accelerating impacts of cost inflation throughout its global supply chain. “As the Company has entered the second half of 2021, it has been confronted by the realities of substantial cost inflation,” said Paul Boynton, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Specifically, the Company is experiencing marked increases with respect to four core components of its Cellulose Specialties input costs – fiber, chemicals, energy and freight – and the Company currently expects these increases to continue well into 2022. These actions are a necessary step in the current global environment and will supplement ongoing cost- and efficiency-improvement initiatives at the Company’s four best-in-class High Purity Cellulose facilities.”
Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving pulp, today announced that its Spectro® paperboard line has been certified as compatible with all HP Indigo Digital Offset Color™ presses. As part of the certification process, the company added new Digital substrates to its C1S and C2S lines to further expand its offerings for custom, short-run packaging and commercial printing applications.
The new Spectro Digital for HP Indigo C1S and C2S products obtained the highest three-star rating based on runnability, adhesion and blanket compatibility from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Printing Applications Lab as a part of the HP Indigo Media Certification Program. Each product exhibited a high percentage of ink adhesion and exhibited excellent runnability with a high level of blanket cleanliness during normal testing intervals. The adhesion levels for all calipers and sides of the board, both coated and uncoated, exhibited side-to-side consistency and tested at photo recommended levels.
“This certification from HP and the accompanying launch of Spectro C1S and C2S Digital grades is an exciting step forward for Sappi and our customers as we continue to provide unmatched printability,” said Heather Pelletier, Director of Brand Management, Sappi North America. “Now, more than ever, we’re able to help brands’ paper products stand out and give their customers a unique and lasting experience, all while maintaining our commitment to a low carbon footprint.”
Spectro paperboard, with its enhanced optics, is ideal for both packaging and commercial printing applications. Spectro C1S and C2S’ smooth surfaces feature a proprietary coating engineered for brilliant color reproduction, sharper details and better ink hold-out. They also have the strength and durability to provide optimum convertibility for folding, die-cutting, gluing and other applications. Now, with the HP Indigo certification, customers have even more options to create striking, short-run and customized paper products. The Spectro line is certified for all HP Indigo presses including the HP 7000, 7500, 7600, 7800, 1000 and 12000.