Sappi is expanding its product range for corrugated board applications with Fusion Nature Plus, an uncoated, fully bleached and completely recyclable virgin fibre liner. The company provides a variety of packaging and speciality papers.
The company says Fusion Nature Plus offers excellent printing results in flexographic, digital and offset printing processes, with the following characteristics:
- Ultra-bright, uncoated virgin fibre paper with excellent printing results;
- Ideal for corrugated board as well as premium shopping bags;
- Can be used as topliner, liner or fluting;
- Available in grammages of 80 to 130 gsm.
The virgin fibre liner is based on the concept of the Fusion Topliner. In contrast to the double-coated Fusion Topliner, Fusion Nature Plus has a natural, uncoated surface with a more tactile feel, in response to the growing market appetite for this type of product. The liner is also provided in low grammages.
Brand owners, corrugated board processors, manufacturers of displays and folding cartons as well as designers all benefit from the versatility of the new Fusion Nature Plus. In contrast to conventional uncoated liners, the material offers high brightness, brilliant colour reproduction and consistently high quality. These features make the product the perfect choice for corrugated board or solid board packaging, where a bright appearance is needed.
Fusion Nature Plus is ideally suited to a range of printing processes: the product achieves outstanding results in flexographic and offset printing. The pre-treated surface and high brightness offer clear advantages with regard to primer requirements and print behaviour, especially for inkjet-based digital printing. Fusion Nature Plus is currently available in six grammages from 80 to 130 gsm in both sheet and roll form. Sappi can also provide Fusion Nature Plus with FSC or PEFC certificates on request.