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Sappi Europe and Germany-based Felix Schoeller Group have entered into a collaboration agreement that includes the joint development of sustainable barrier paper solutions for flexible packaging applications. The two companies will be combining competencies in their respective business fields in the future in order to provide brand owners with more sustainable packaging solutions for their products.
Sappi is a leading global manufacturer of speciality paper and carton board. In recent years, Sappi has evolved from a pure substrate supplier to a provider of complete paper and carton packaging solutions.
“Felix Schoeller Group is the ideal partner to help us further enhance the functionality of our high-quality speciality papers,” explains Thomas Kratochwill, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Sappi Packaging and Speciality Papers.
Global manufacturer Felix Schoeller Group produces high-quality papers for analogue and digital photographic and digital printing, nonwovens for the wallpaper industry as well as release liners and decor papers. In addition, the company has been developing flexible food packaging and has built particularly strong process technology expertise in the production of photographic and digital printing papers.
“Our collaboration with Sappi creates many synergies. We will be integrating our specialist expertise to pursue the development of unique packaging solutions that will benefit the industry and the environment,” says Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp, CEO of Felix Schoeller Group.