Alaska Plus is recognised as a drastically lighter weight GC2 product that combines good product performance in packaging production and packing process with a notably lower weight.
It is designed for pharmaceutical, healthcare and beauty packaging, as well as chocolate and dry-food applications.
International Paper has been able to lower the basis weight of its GC2 board by 5%–7%, while ensuring high stiffness and bulk of the packaging in transport, on the shelf and in use.
The paper giant will also be presenting their leading GC1 product Arktika. It is a high quality fully coated folding boxboard product with a coated reverse side.
Arktika is aimed at the end user segments of cosmetics, pharmaceutical, greetings cards, publishing and commercial printing, along with higher quality packaging and graphical applications.
With a double coating on the top side, allowing for excellent surface characteristics, Arktika provides a quality finish, and demanding elements can also be printed on the reverse side with its one layer of coating.
Michael Krüger, International Paper’s commercial director for coated paperboard and recycled specialties, said: “Since its launch last year, packaging converters and brand-owners across Europe have shown great interest in Alaska Plus and the environmental advantages, as well as the economic benefits the product offers.”
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