Category: Substrates

  • New barrier coatings from Actega

    Actega has introduced a new range of water-based barrier coatings under its ActGreen brand name that should offer a more sustainable alternative to using plastic polyethylene (PE) laminates in packaging. 

  • Innovia announces new PVC-free films

    Innovia has added to its RayoArt range of PVC-free self-adhesive BOPP films for display graphics with several new 60µm (230 gauge) films that are 33 percent thinner than the existing graphic films.

  • Avery Dennison expands European manufacturing

    Materials supplier Avery Dennison has expanded its production facility at the Rodange plant in Luxembourg, recently holding an opening ceremony to celebrate.

  • Mohawk and Arjowiggins team up

    Mohawk, a US manufacturer of fine papers, has partnered with Arjowiggins Creative Papers with the two paper manufacturers sharing best-in-class manufacturing capabilities, facilities, technologies, sales and marketing resources and expertise. As part of this Mohawk has granted Arjowiggins Creative Papers exclusive rights to manufacture its Superfine paper and to use its proprietary i-Tone treatment for…

  • Sappi installs web inspection at paper mill 2

    Sappi has added a new web inspection system to paper mill 2 at its Alfeld site in Hanover, Germany. Sappi has already spent some €61 million in converting the PM2 paper mill in the past year as well as the commissioning of the new Paper Lab a few months ago.

  • Antalis launches Priplak plastic substrate

    Antalis has added a new plastic substrate to its range of polypropylene materials. Priplak is corona treated on both sides, enabling it to be printed in UV offset, UV screen and UV digital.

  • Sappi opens new Paper lab

    Sappi has opened a new Paper lab at its Alfeld mill to help expand its speciality papers division. The mill has benefitted from a €61 million rebuild of the PM 2 paper machine last year.

  • RISI predicts growth in recovered paper

    RISI, which analyses global forest product markets, predicts that worldwide demand for recovered paper will increase over the next five years as part of overall growth in the paper and board markets.

  • Arjo Wiggins adds ultra matt paper

    Arjo Wiggins has added a new Ultra Matt print finish to its Rives-Sensation range of creative papers. Sensation Matt, which can be printed up to a resolution of 225 dpi, is available in two finishes (Tradition or Tactile) with a selection of high white or natural white.

  • Antalis records podcasts on choosing substrates

    Antalis UK has launched a series of podcasts to help print service providers select a substrate that best fits their needs.

  • Antalis announces new digital papers

    Antalis has introduced a new range of papers for digital printers, Olin Digital, an addition to the Olin range of premium uncoated papers. The new range has been certified compatible with HP Indigo and dry toner presses with sizes specifically cut for HP Indigo presses. Weights range from 90 to 300gsm, and there’s a choice…

  • Kodak rates more media

    Kodak has added two more papers from Sappi Fine Paper Europe to its paper rating program for its Prosper presses. Jaz Book, a 67gsm paper designed for printing colour books, and Jaz Silk, which is mainly aimed at direct mail and commercial printing, both gain the 4 Diamond rating indicating they are suitable for consistent…