News - KAPAG Karton + Papier AG

News - KAPAG Karton + Papier AG

KAPAG Karton + Papier AG



News - KAPAG Karton + Papier AG

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KAPAG Karton + Papier AG and Oppboga Bruk AB join forces  (Company news)

The two producers of multiply paper and paperboard will share synergies across markets and products

KAPAG Karton + Papier AG (KAPAG), a leading producer of multiply paper and paperboard, and Oppboga Bruk, principal supplier of multiply paperboard for sign and display, announced that they joined forces on 17 July.

Mr. Alexander Meyer (photo), the managing owner of KAPAG who acquired the majority stake in Oppboga Bruk, is delighted about the takeover. “As key players in this niche industry we will be able to better respond to the rapidly changing market environment”, he says.

“Thanks to our cooperation we will make use of synergies across markets and products, strengthen R&D and share resources”, agrees Andrew Robinson, Managing Director of Oppboga and now minority shareholder in the company.
The current owner of Oppboga, Mr. Lennart Larsson, has sold the majority of his shares in the context of succession planning. “It has always been very important to me to safeguard the long-term position of the business.” All current employees will be retained within both organisations.
(KAPAG Karton + Papier AG)

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KAPAG offers unique and sustainable paperboard creations  (Company news)

Broad range of products for luxury packaging and graphical applications

Picture: Made of EcoBoard White Coated Duo

Customers can source a unique range of laminated paperboard from KAPAG Karton + Papier AG, or alternatively, look to the paperboard laminator for the rapid realisation of their own product ideas.

“When it comes to the development of a new product, our customers benefit from an almost unlimited selection of base papers”, says Mr. Alexander Meyer, managing owner of KAPAG. According to the customer’s requirement, the papers are combined to create a paperboard compound that consists of between two and six layers. “Thus, our customers are able to create a product for luxury packaging, graphical applications and for uses in logistics and industry that is not only unique but also has the added benefit of being sustainable”, continues Mr. Meyer.

Some of the products the company presents at FachPack 2018 (Hall 9, Stand 262) are:

EcoBoard White Coated Duo is the latest product offering that came to life thanks to the flexibility of raw paper ingredients that lamination makes possible. The quality has been specifically designed for spirits such as whisky, gin, vodka, champagne as well as for fine wines. Its bright white surface ensures superior printability and finishing options. EcoBoard White Coated Duo can be produced double coated on both sides or with either an uncoated white surface or a silver front side. It contains a minimum waste paper content of 50%, an important feature for spirit associations such as the Scottish Whisky Association, as it enables them to comply with their environmental targets.

FibreForm® Board and FibreForm® Duo represent yet another new product from KAPAG Karton + Papier AG. This food approved solid bleached board has got high tensile stretch and tearing resistance. These properties allow for unusually deep embossing (greater than three times the board thickness), which until recently was unheard of in the field of cartonboard. The unusually deep embossing not only attracts attention to packaged branded goods but also helps to guard against counterfeit packaging. FibreForm® Board complements the FibreForm® paper range from BillerudKorsnäs.

Algro Duo is KAGAG’s established solid bleached board grade. Customers are assured of a perpetual radiant white and uniform surface regardless of whether they use this food approved quality in 450gsm or 1660gsm. These homogeneous properties allow products to be converted with a consistent look and feel for a virtually unlimited range of applications. Algro Duo complements the Algro Design® range from Sappi.

The popularity of EcoLine reflects the international trend for sustainable products that are now used increasingly in premium packaging for luxury goods. This graphical recycling paper is made from
100 % recycled fibres and can be transformed into unique cards, designer wrapping paper, envelopes or premium packaging. EcoLine, and its laminated version, EcoLine Duo, are available in either brown or grey from 90gsm to 440gsm.

Alpha BlackCore is dyed a solid deep black throughout and is the preferred option for applications where stylish design counts. The entire Alpha BlackCore range is acid free, buffered and wood free and therefore perfectly suited for picture framing (e.g. passe-partouts) or for use in museums and archives. Alpha BlackCore can also be embossed or produced with flock for applications in luxury packaging. Combinations with coloured outer or middle layers as well as self-adhesive film are equally possible. The thickness ranges from between 0.5mm and 2.0mm.
(KAPAG Karton + Papier AG)

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KAPAG win the PACK FICTION competition in Paris  (Company news)

With their laminated FibreForm® the family-owned Swiss company take the top award for most innovative material at the Pack & Gift trade show

Recently KAPAG Karton + Papier AG won first prize in the design category at the PACK FICTION competition. Their laminated 3D paperboard FibreForm® was voted the most innovative material.

The judging panel, who included brand owner Coca Cola, major French retailer Carrefour, trend agency Nellyrodi as well as the trade magazines Emballages Magazine and Marketing and, picked FibreForm® Impact as the winner.

The design category of the PACK FICTION competition evaluates materials that stand out due to their unique properties which draw the viewer’s attention. Simultaneously, the material’s sustainability was an important factor when making their choice, explained Emmanuelle Badouix (Coca Cola) on behalf of the judging panel.

Laminated FibreForm® is a food approved solid bleached board with high tensile stretch and tearing resistance. These properties allow for unusually deep embossing (greater than three times the board thickness) that simulate a 3D effect and were, until recently, unheard of in the field of cartonboard. The base paper for this FSC certified quality is a product of BillerudKorsnäs.

“We are delighted to receive this award”, says Alexander Meyer, Managing Owner of KAPAG. “We accept it on behalf of all those who helped us conceive this extraordinary product and who will also be by our side during future development. Laminated FibreForm® opens up completely new perspectives in the graphical and packaging sector. The quality complies with the strategy of those convertors who proactively seek new ideas to enhance the value of their customers’ branded goods.”

KAPAG markets this new laminated paperboard under the brand names of FibreForm® Impact and FibreForm® Duo. The unusually deep embossing not only attracts attention to the packaged branded goods but will also help guard against counterfeit packaging.
(KAPAG Karton + Papier AG)

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Sappi and KAPAG announce direct sales and marketing partnership in France   (Company news)

"Total Brand Consistency" concept makes Sappi’s Algro Design® and KAPAG’s Algro® Duo product families more accessible in the French printing and packaging market

Image: Kapag's promotional samples folder customised to fit Sappi's Algro Design marketing campaign.

Sappi Fine Paper Europe and Swiss Karton + Papier AG (KAPAG) are joining forces to launch Sappi’s bright white cellulose carton brands Algro Design and KAPAG’s Algro Duo to the French printing and packaging market. In the spirit of "Total Brand Consistency", the purpose of this collaboration is to harness the power and expertise of both companies, enabling them to enhance the product portfolio and service levels for companies in France that are in the premium printing and packaging sectors.
Featured are high quality Algro Design, Algro Design Card and Algro Design Duo products from Sappi with weights from 160 g/m2 to 400 g/m2 as well as laminated Algro Duo versions from KAPAG, also based on Algro Design, with weights ranging from 450 g/m2 to 710 g/m2 (with higher thicknesses of up to 5 mm available on demand).
"We are excited to be jointly bringing this message to brand owners, designers, agencies, printing companies, packaging converters and print finishers,” says Lars Scheidweiler, Sappi Product Group Manager Rigid Packaging. “By extending the print and packaging supply chain in France for the Algro Design and Algro Duo product families, we will increase the awareness of expanded opportunities to use these high-quality materials for even better results. This partnership also assures easier access to these outstanding products in the French market. Algro Design carton board is known for its exceptional surface properties. It is now available for a wider variety of applications and in heavier board weights.”
“Customers trust us to give the best advice and we believe in the performance of Algro Duo,” says Alexander Meyer, Managing Owner of KAPAG. “We have been noticing increased market demand for a single premium product that is available in very low and very high grammages for a wide array of end uses. This is why we have joint forces with Sappi. Algro Design is recognised as one of the outstanding grades in that product segment. The extended range delivers the same appearance, and therefore increases brand recognition and trust among consumers”. Sappi's Algro Design premium carton board is made from virgin fibres and comprises the ideal material for high-quality packaging and printed products. Using Algro Design guarantees maximum precision, a premium look and feel of luxury and consistent quality. The high quality of the carton, its surface feel and, in particular, its brilliant white finish and even surface produce sharper, livelier printed images, ensuring excellent contrast while giving the impression of greater space and dimensionality for both on-shelf packaging display as well as for graphic illustrations.
Expanding market position in France
France is one of the most important and sophisticated markets in terms of cosmetics and perfumes. Algro Design from Sappi already holds an important position in the market, and now it is available in weights up to 710 g/m2 and higher that still deliver the well-known "look and feel" of Algro Design surface properties. The ability to deliver "Total Brand Consistency" using the Algro Design and Algro Duo product families has been standard practice for a number of years in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux. In these markets, Algro Design carton board and its laminated versions, sold by KAPAG, are synonymous with luxury and premium quality and are available via common distribution platforms and local trade partners.
In France, however, with no trade partnership in place for the premium packaging sector, Sappi and KAPAG have decided to reach the market with a direct sales and marketing approach. French printing and packaging companies that produce packaging for cosmetics, jewellery and decorative packaging, as well as those who require heavier carton thicknesses for fashion accessories, spirits, confectionery, promotional giveaways, POS displays and other advertising materials, will benefit from faster access to the Algro Design and Algro Duo brands through this partnership. With a product that guarantees the same surface properties across a vast range of weights, brands can also be assured of comprehensive product and brand consistency, regardless of the weight or design they ultimately choose.
(Sappi Europe S.A.)

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