Sappi North America has announced the expansion of its LusterCote® packaging line. The addition of new heavyweight options provides press operators, brand owners and graphic designers with superior performance on a wide range of coated one-side (C1S) applications, including litho labels, envelopes, book dust jackets, set up boxes and point-of-purchase displays. The new heavyweight LusterCote product is available in 70, 80 and 95lb. Each offers superior performance for Offset, Flexographic and Gravure printing, including wide-format, multi-color sheetfed presses. It also delivers excellent ink holdout with both conventional and UV curable inks as well as a wide variety of aqueous coatings. Downstream, LusterCote's strong performance on both rotary and flat-bed cutting platforms combines with excellent laminating qualities that are compatible with a wide-range of adhesives. In combination with LusterCote 55 and 60lb, the new grades also extend Sappi's offering for cut and stack labels.
Packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has launched the ‘Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging’ initiative to open the future of sustainable packaging.
Launched at its European Management Conference in Berlin last week, the new initiative builds on the company’s expertise in packaging, innovation and sustainability.
‘Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging’ is a multi-faceted initiative comprising futuristic product design, extensive research and development and collaboration with existing and new partners.
Speaking about the new initiative, Arco Berkenbosch, VP of Innovation and Development, said: “We are very excited about launching the ‘Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging’ initiative which will enable us to explore and re-imagine the packaging that we need for a sustainable world.
“This will be another step forward in fulfilling our vision of creating sustainable packaging for our customers and their consumers.”