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

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-03-03 12:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

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

Munksjö Oyj


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


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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
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