Leading Products Now Further Improved

BillerudKorsnäs AB

Category: Environmental Packaging News | Packaging Products | 04/05/2011 - 08:30:19

Korsnäs gets ready to meet a demanding future in brand-enhancing presentation packaging. A further developed White Top Kraftliner range, new grammages, support services and environmental declarations will reinforce Korsnäs' leading position in this area.

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Leading Developer of Coated White Top Kraftliner

Korsnäs focuses on the decorative segment of the corrugating industry that produces presentation packaging for brand owners with high demands on visual impact. Korsnäs liners are used mainly in shelf-ready packaging and packaging for display- and promotion purposes. Korsnäs has been a leading supplier of premium White Top Kraftliner - coated and uncoated - for many years. Korsnäs is now introducing multiple improvements to its range of liners, to be implemented in the next few months.

Improved Print Surface, Better Glueability

The upgraded Korsnäs White Top Kraftliner range has an improved appearance in terms of gloss, brightness and reduced cloudiness. The glueability of the liner has also been improved, providing increased corrugating efficiency. These improvements result from adjustments to pulp compositions, clay coating, wet-end chemistry and improved machine clothing.

New Korsnäs Decor Grammage - 120 gsm

The strength and stiffness properties of the Korsnäs grades offer lightweighting opportunities and minimisation of washboarding. Korsnäs Decor is a light coated product mainly for high quality post print in Flexo. The new grammage Korsnäs Decor 120 gsm is so strong that it can replace other coated liners with higher basis weights without compromising on the box strength. In fact, changing from 130 gsm to 120 gsm reduces weight by 7.7%.

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New Korsnäs Design Grammage - 160 gsm

Korsnäs Design is a fully coated liner used in high quality print applications for the most demanding print designs. The Korsnäs Design range has now been expanded with a 160 gsm version.

Korsnäs Packaging Performance Service - more sales and lower costs
Better packaging, higher performance, lower costs and smoother processes. This service offers access to the technical knowledge and experience that help customers evaluate, test, develop and improve their packaging solutions. A team of experts provides support with packaging optimisation, printing and converting issues. Korsnäs has also developed a specific anti-washboarding support function for the corrugating industry.

Environmental Product Declarations

By using EPDs - Environmental Product Declarations - Korsnäs is able to calculate, record and convey the potential environmental impact of each product. An EPD is compiled in accordance with an international standard of rules, guidelines and instructions, and is verified by an independent third party. Providing upstream data, the documents are a service to customers who wish to compile their own environmental declarations in turn. Visit www.environdec.com and www.korsnas.com for more information about EPDs.

Korsnäs’ pioneering sustainability work continues. As the first company in the industry, Korsnäs has completed Environmental Product Declarations for its entire range of products, offering complete transparency of environmental performance.

For more information please contact: Per Haglund, Director Sales & Marketing Paperboard. Phone +46 26-15 11 72 E-mail per.haglund@korsnas.com

Korsnäs is one of Sweden's leading producers of cartonboard and paper intended for users with exacting demands on effective, creative and functional packaging solutions, primarily within the consumer goods segment. Its products are based on renewable, wood-based raw materials and, on a daily basis, Korsnäs helps customers worldwide use resources economically and sustainably, develop brands and enhance profitability. Production takes place at the company's three mills, which have integrated pulp production facilities. Korsnäs has a total annual capacity of 1.1 million tonnes of cartonboard and paper, with about 90 percent of sales to the export market. Korsnäs employs 1,800 people, has annual sales of approximately EUR 900 m (2010) and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Investment AB Kinnevik.