20/07/2023 | Packaging

Sappi will present its extensive range at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe

Sappi, manufacturer of speciality papers, will be introducing its extensive range of face stock papers, silicone base papers and wet-glue label papers at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe in Brussels from 11 to 14 September 2023. This includes their extensive portfolio of silicone base papers, face stock label papers and wet glue label papers. As an independent provider to the sector, Sappi continually introduces innovative options for self-adhesive and wet-glue labels. According to Jan Hasselblatt, Head of Sales Self-Adhesive at Sappi Europe, "We are eagerly anticipating face-to-face discussions and the opportunity to showcase our new products at our Labelexpo exhibition stand."

Sappi’s Glassine and CCK silicone base papers offer exceptional siliconization properties as well as easy and efficient processing. They are used as release liners for a variety of self-adhesive applications such as self-adhesive labels, visual communication applications, adhesive tapes and office supplies.

To meet the high expectations of its customers, Sappi is upgrading its Silco product, with an optimized surface treatment formulation for the Silco Glassine product family. These include the supercalendered Silco Label and Silco Tape BS papers as well as Silco Process Liner BS. The Silco Glassine range is for decades successfully produced at Sappi’s Condino mill in Italy.

Right on time for the trade fair, Sappi will be introducing two new CCK papers to complement the Sol product family. With Sol BCK Sappi is presenting a release liner for visual communication and industrial applications as well as for adhesive tape products. The release liner promises a greatly improved carbon footprint by eliminating plastic coating, improved recyclability by saving plastic material and significant cost savings – compared to commonly used PCK-based (Polyethylene Coated Kraft) release liners. The new Sol BCK offers real advantages over PCK by reducing the CO2 footprint by more than 50 per cent compared to PCK and significantly better recyclability by avoiding the use of plastic PE.

Sappi will also be presenting its new Sol PHD, a one-side double-coated CCK paper particularly designed for visual communication applications. The paper is available in a grammage of 135g/m2. It features characteristics such as high internal bond strength, a smooth surface and low silicone consumption, as well as problem-free, cost-efficient handling and excellent lay-flat properties.