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Cumbrian papermaker James Cropper has posted strong revenue and profit growth in its half-year results.  For the six-month period ending 1 October 2016, revenue grew by 7.8% to £45.4m, up from £42.1m for the same period last year.
The firm said it will continue to target growth in this segment during the second half by focusing on key growth markets, including packaging and photo papers.
It also noted it has already launched a raft of new products this year, including Dolcelicious advanced food grade papers, Tailor-Made bespoke paper for packaging, and Wall Ready Media.
The firm also highlighted its 3D products segment (3DP), which it formally launched at the London Packaging Innovations show in September. This business arm offers sustainable moulded fibre packaging products.
The first phase of 3DP investment, earlier this year, facilitated the development while the second phase, planned for early 2017, will deliver greater capacity with additional production equipment. The business said it is confident that 3DP will provide it with another growth platform.