Munksjö extends its Gerbier HDS range with a 35 g/m² paper for lighter flexible packaging

Munksjö extends its Gerbier HDS range with a 35 g/m² paper for lighter flexible packaging
Helsinki, Finland, 2015-10-08 13:15 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MUNKSJÖ OYJ, PRESS RELEASE, 8 October 2015, at 1.15 p.m. CEST

Munksjö extends its Gerbier HDS range with a 35 g/m² paper for lighter flexible

Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced papers products, completes
its range of Gerbier HDS with a 35 g/m² low basis weight paper. Gerbier HDS are
one-side coated glossy papers used for flexible packaging. Compared to a
standard Gerbier HDS 40 g/m², this new 35 g/m² grade provides a 12.5% weight
reduction enabling a lower environment footprint impact while maintaining high
performance during lamination, printing and converting.

Main applications include pouches or sachets, for food and non-food end-uses
such as sugar, coffee, aromatic herbs or dehydrated products. Gerbier HDS 35
g/m² offers the lowest basis weight on the one-side coated papers market for
such applications.

Calendering and high-quality coating of Gerbier HDS 35 g/m² brings outstanding
gloss and high smoothness for superior visual attraction and intact brand
image. Suitable for extrusion with PE or lamination with alufoil and PET, the
paper delivers high-quality printing results after lamination and behaves
perfectly during converting. Gerbier HDS 35 g/m² delivers particularly high
results with flexo and helio printing. Lower basis weight also facilitates
sealing process and delivers optimum rigidity for trouble-free converting.

"The flexible packaging market is putting a lot of energy to meet the demanding
challenges of brand owners looking for creative ideas, technically-advanced
packaging, respectful of brand image and supporting the transition to a
sustainable society. At Munksjö Graphics and Packaging, we strongly believe
that the development of specialty papers will contribute in driving the future
of packaging towards more sustainable solutions. Gerbier HDS 35 g/m² is one
step in that direction. We're committed in continuing our efforts and bring
more in the future." comments Alexandra Venot, Vice President, Flexible

Gerbier HDS paper range is manufactured at the Stenay Mill in France. This
production site is specialized in the manufacturing of specialty papers for
food and non-food flexible packaging, metallizing, wet-glue and self-adhesive
labelling. The Stenay Mill employs approximately 200 employees and is part of
the Business Area Graphics and Packaging. The site is certified according to
ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, FSCTM and PEFC Chain-of-Custody.

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For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Venot, Vice President Flexible Packaging, Graphics and Packaging
Tel. +33 (0)1 4974 4946,



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