Sappi Speciality Papers has developed a new folding box board, Atelier, available in weights from 220 gsm to 350 gsm. It’s a multi-ply board produced on a single-wire board machine, something which Sappi claims that no other paper manufacturer has ever achieved. It’s produced at the company’s Maastricht mill and is said to have a bright gloss finish with a silk touch and feel and unrivalled bulk.
Lars Scheidweiler, product group manager Rigid Packaging of Sappi Europe, says that it was designed to stand out in the market place: “The new Sappi FBB combines our signature bright-white finish with the rigidity and strength required in a folding box board to deliver perfect functionality with any type of carton board printing, converting, finishing or post-production handling that can be imagined.”
Sappi researched into the existing folding box boards in the European market and claims that Atelier’s brightness level of 99% on the top side exceeds the market standard in brightness compared to a current industry top value of around 92%. On the reverse side, Atelier offers a brightness factor of 98% to accommodate the increasing demand for printing on both sides of the board for added impact.