Sappi launches its white liner board - Fusion Uncoated

Sappi announced an addition to its containerboard product lines with Fusion Uncoated, a fully bleached fresh fibre liner. In contrast to Sappi’s double-coated Fusion Topliner, Fusion Uncoated has a natural, uncoated surface that is ideal for applications such as corrugated board and carton packaging that require a high white appearance for the topliner, inner liner and fluting.
“Sappi’s core expertise lies in the production of fresh fibre papers,” says Bernd Gelder, Product Group Manager for Containerboard at Sappi. “This makes the development of Fusion Uncoated a logical next step in our ambition to create an ever more appealing containerboard portfolio. We can now offer an uncoated surface with a natural look for the premium corrugated

Koehler Paper to increase price

Koehler Paper Group is increasing prices for its thermal paper product range by 12-15 % for shipments from April 1st, 2018 onwards.
This increase is essential in order to offset the extreme rise of specialty chemical costs, mainly color former as well as historically high pulp prices, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
It is also known that due to insufficient results and the significant cost increases for pulp and other raw materials, chemicals and logistics

Bakery & confectionery packing on growth path: Bosch

A new article issued by Bosch Technologies states that the global bakery products and confectionery markets see fast growth. Products such as wrapped sweets, bagged toffees, Easter eggs, liqueurs and boxes of chocolates are popular items, as are doughnuts, baked snacks, biscuits, cereal bars, cakes, pastries and crackers.
The producers in bakery and confectionery sectors are looking for flexibility and variety where packaging is concerned. Both bakery and confectionery items are often placed in

Pantone picks Ultra Violet as colour for 2018

Pantone chose Ultra Violet as the colour of the year for 2018. And the shade of purple is expected to hit stores, manifesting itself in cosmetic and fashion products.
VDL Cosmetics will introduce items featuring the color.
VDL Cosmetics posted a promotion video of “VDL + Pantone” on Facebook. It is taking preorders for the limited edition lineup, which includes products such as eye shadow, tint, makeup primer and cushion compact foundation.
Other cosmetics brands, such as Innisfree, RMK, Maxclinic

UPM Raflatac unveils resistant film and opens new facility

UPM Raflatac has introduced its Synlite Xtra outdoor-resistant film face material and opens new label stock slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago, Chile. The new terminal is expected to be used by the company to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilities by offering a wide range of sustainable paper, film and special products.
“We’re very pleased to be able to add this new film to our ever-expanding range of solutions for highly demanding applications. Synlite Xtra