SCA has developed Solo Print, a one-side coated paper as part of its Sustainable Packaging product family. This paper gives printability in the same class as upmarket magazines, with the market’s best environmental profile.
The new product, Solo Print, is specially developed for flexible packaging, well suited for bags, wrapping paper, flowpack and banners. Solo Print is characterised by a very high print quality and very high opacity (less transparent). Solo Print is certified for direct contact with dry and fatty food. Solo Print is also suitable for lamination base or PE/PP coating on the inside to allow for heat sealing and to provide moisture protection. Solo Print can also be used in board applications. Its high opacity and brightness provides a perfect surface for various types of board applications. Thanks to its good profiles and dimensional stability, Solo Print is also suitable as a lightweight liner in corrugated applications.
“Our new Sustainable Packaging products have been well received by converters and brand owners,” says Rolf Johannesson, Marketing Director at SCA Forest Products. “We have identified strong demand for a one-side coated paper and we have therefore decided to launch one.”
The coating is of the same high quality as the printing paper that SCA produces for magazines and advertising. The paper is based entirely on fresh fibre and is therefore highly suitable for applications within the food sector.
Solo Print complements SPLENDO, OPERIO and PURO, three product lines that have already been launched within Sustainable Packaging. They include both coated and uncoated grades and combine a resource-efficient and light packaging material with excellent printability. They also offer attractive features in terms of product safety and environmental performance, such as low carbon footprint, fresh fibre from sustainably managed forests and environmentally compatible production.
“We have applied our extensive knowledge of both printing on paper and packaging solutions in the development of our new products, to combine printing performance with efficient resource management and low cost. We are also proud of our world-class environmental performance,” says Rolf Johannesson, Marketing Director at SCA Forest Products.
SCA Ortviken in Sundsvall has an annual production capacity of 900,000 tonnes of coated and uncoated paper for printing and packaging and has around 700 employees.