Algro Design® Card from Sappi provides the ideal substrate for overprint varnish from Europe's leading manufacturer ACTEGA Terra in its new 2017 annual calendar. Inspiration for packaging printing: As in previous years, the popular new edition of the photo wall calendar from ACTEGA Terra GmbH reflects a variety of varnish finishing on the bright white Algro Design Card carton board from Sappi. The high quality of the printing substrate once again strongly differentiates the calendar from commonly used image-printing paper types. The theme this year is "Cultures": The calendar includes photographs that focus on people, their habits, everyday activities, their lives. "After exotic landscapes, animals, cities and underwater worlds, it was time for something new with images that touch us emotionally and that express vitality. The calendar takes the viewer across continents and highlights what makes our earth so interesting and multifaceted… just as multifaceted as the world of overprint varnishes," according to Timo Kondziela, Head of Marketing at ACTEGA Terra GmbH in Lehrte. click Read More below for additional detail
Smurfit Kappa, leader in complete Bag-in-Box® packaging solutions, has expanded its range of packaging solutions for the fresh apple juice market.
Smurfit Kappa Bag-in Box® developed the Thermo Bag to meet the specifications of hot filling which is a commonly used processing method in the drinks industry. During hot filling, the product is pressed, filtered, pasteurised, heated and filled at a high temperature to facilitate sterilisation and then immediately cooled for preservation and taste. This method has the advantage of extending shelf life, removing any harmful microorganisms, reducing costs and simplifying the process.
Hot filling is widely used in the production of fresh (not from concentrate) apple juice which has grown increasingly popular due to its freshness and health benefits. Bag-in-Box® packaging is an attractive option for both consumers and producers because in addition to maintaining the product’s quality it is eco-friendly and cost-efficient.
Smurfit Kappa’s innovative new Thermo Bag is a barrier bag made from special coextruded PE film (MDPE for thermo-resistance and LLDPE for flexibility) and EVOH for oxygen barrier.
“Thanks to their low carbon footprint and extended shelf life, our Bag-in-Box® products offer a more sustainable choice of packaging for many industries and Smurfit Kappa relentlessly continues to develop higher performance materials for the drinks market,” said Thierry Minaud, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box®.
“The Thermo Bag is bringing competitive advantage to producers and enhanced quality to consumers.”
Smurfit Kappa’s Thermo Bag is a further example of the company’s extensive capabilities in the drinks industry.