Designed especially for coffee packaging, Sappi’s Algro Finess C coated flexible packaging paper aims to prevent fold or colour cracking while offering ‘superior’ printing and converting properties.

This machine-glazed bleached kraft paper is the newest addition to Sappi’s Algro Finess product portfolio. It is double-coated on one side, has a high-gloss surface, and is available in grammages of 80 g/m2 and 90 g/m2.

Developed for flexible packaging applications, Algro Finess C can apparently be printed and converted to a high standard; yet it is also said to reduce fold and colour cracking after printing and folding, which can expose white areas and impact the visual appeal of a pack.

It is compatible with flexographic or gravure printing processes and expects to attract consumers at point of sale with high-quality colour and tonal value reproduction. Its rigidity is also set to unlock easy processability as a wrapper in the packaging line, even at high speeds.

Additionally, the paper is suitable for direct food contact. As such, it hopes to offer shelf appeal and meet consumer expectations in coffee, snacks, and confectionary packaging, amongst other applications.

In previous developments, Sappi unveiled two new flexible packaging papers made from renewable raw materials as renewable alternatives to fossil-based packaging; and worked alongside Xeikon to print a new toner formulation directly onto flexible, paper-based packaging materials – a move set to to maintain the recyclability of a pack while optimizing the speed and flexibility of the printing process.

Meanwhile, JDE Peet’s coffee brands Kenco, Douwe Egberts, and L’OR have embraced paper refill packs; these are being sold at retailers in the UK and Ireland in hopes of unlocking home recyclability for instant coffee packaging.

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