Responding to customer requests, Appleton Coated is expanding its technical and specialty papers business with the launch of Appleton Coated Pharma Insert Opaque. This uncoated paper is designed and manufactured specifically for high-speed production of pharmaceutical industry insert and onsert projects.
“As a non-integrated mill targeting customer-focused paper solutions, we knew this was right in our wheelhouse,” says John Mazuroski, Appleton Coated’s business development manager for technical and specialty products. He continues, “We have a long history of making lightweight base stocks for specialty applications. For this project, our specially designed fiber-refining technology, and the ability to purchase and blend end-use-specific fibers came together. This is a robust, groundwood-free product. It prints very well and offers superior fold- and burst-strength, while delivering excellent runnability on press and in bindery.”
Appleton Coated Pharma Insert Opaque is available in a 27-pound basis weight and offered in rolls and sheets. Acid-free, enhanced elemental chlorine-free (EECF) and pH neutral, it may be ordered with post-consumer recovered fiber (PCRF), as FSC certified (FSC C007796); SFI certified and with Green-e-certified Green Power. For all grades that carry the Green Power designation, 100% of the electricity used to manufacture these products is matched with renewable energy credits (RECs) from Green-e certified energy sources, primarily wind.
The first North American coated paper mill to be FSC certified, Appleton Coated has a strong environmental management system in place as evidenced by its ISO 14001 certification. Appleton Coated is an EPA Green Power Partner and requires that all of its out-bound carriers are EPA Smart-Way certified. It has been recognized by the Green Master's Program of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council as one of their Green Masters Award Companies. In addition, it is one of six Green Tier II companies recognized by the Wisconsin DNR as having exceptional environmental management systems in place.