Munksjö launches Metalkote Expert™ and Metalkote Classic™, new base papers dedicated to metallized beer labels


MUNKSJÖ OYJ, PRESS RELEASE, 3 March 2015, 12.00 CET

Munksjö announced today the extension of its range of base papers for metallizing, specially dedicated to premium wet-glue beer labels. The product offering consists of two new one-side coated papers: Metalkote Expert TM for returnable beer bottles and Metalkote Classic™ for one-way beer bottles.

Metalkote Expert™ has been specially redesigned for returnable beer bottles. This new base paper is an upgraded version of Metalkote Evolution™. The improved paper surface of Metalkote Expert TM provides an optimized varnish consumption and outstanding gloss after metallizing. Performances in die-cutting have also been increased while Munksjö maintained its best balance of technical features for enhanced brand image and optimized performance: high runnability in the metallizing process, high printing speed, trouble-free labelling, and quick, cost-efficient wash-off.

Metalkote Classic™ is a high quality base paper newly-developed for one-way beer bottles. This product also meets the technical requirements of the metallizing process, and enables high performance during printing and labelling. It well completes the Metalkote range by offering a dedicated solution for single-use bottles.

“With the review of our Metalkote range, we offer to metallizers, printers and brewers different paper solutions to meet more precisely the need of each end-use market, whether for returnable or one-way bottles. Those product launches are well aligned with our strategy to maintain our leading position as specialty paper producer for the metallized label business. For more than 20 years, we have been supporting the industry and are still committed to continue.” comments Adeline Saillard, Vice-President, Metallizing and Facestock Base Papers.

Metalkote Expert™ and Metalkote Classic™ are one-side coated papers manufactured at the Stenay mill, France. The mill manufactures one-side paper for wet-glue metallized labels, flexible packaging and facestock applications as well as clay-coated paper for release liners. This site is part of to the Graphics and Packaging business area. All mills within this business area are certified according to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, FSC ® and PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody.

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For more information, please contact:
Adeline Saillard, Vice-President Metallizing & Facestock base paper, tel. 33 (0)1 49 74 49 46, adeline.saillard@munksjo.com

 

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The Munksjö Group is an international specialty paper company with a unique product offering for a large number of industrial applications and consumer-driven products. Founded in 1862, Munksjö is among the leading producers in the world of high-value added papers within attractive market segments such as Decor paper, Release Liners, Electrotechnical paper, Abrasive backings and Interleaving paper for steel. Given Munksjö's global presence and way of integrating with its customers' operations, the company forms a global service organisation with approximately 2,900 employees. Production facilities are located in France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Spain and China. Munksjö Oyj is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki and Nasdaq Stockholm. Read more at www.munksjo.com.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide. Our offerings include decor paper, filter media, release liners, abrasive backings, nonwovens, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, food packaging and labeling, tape, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics. Combined annual net sales are about EUR 2.15 billion and we employ 6,200 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. The company was formed on April 1, 2017 through the merger of Ahlstrom Corporation and Munksjö Oyj. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com.

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