Packaging Paper is suited for rotogravure printing.

Press Release Summary:

Available in weights from 25-55 lb, Simcastor Flex is single-side coated supercalendered bleached kraft paper used for rotogravure and flexo printing. A safe packaging material, Simcastor Flex is FDA-approved for food packaging and manufactured according to HACCP hygiene standards. Simcastor Flex ES is formulated for packaging that requires extra stiffness.

Original Press Release:

M-Real Introduces Simcastor Flex, A Versatile Paper for Flexible Packaging Especially Developed for Demanding Rotogravure Printing

The latest member of the renewed Simcastor product family is a one-side coated, supercalendered bleached kraft paper for flexible packaging with excellent functional and visual properties.

M-real strives to address product issues most relevant to the competitiveness of its customers. Two of the most important qualities of its products are excellent visual properties and functionality in different converting processes. Accordingly, the new Simcastor Flex performs reliably in the production and enables designs that appeal to today's consumers.

Simcastor Flex has been developed especially for demanding rotogravure printing. It is a safe packaging material, approved for food packaging by the FDA, and manufactured according to HACCP hygiene standards. It is therefore suitable for end-uses such as dry foods and beverages, chocolate and confectionery, pet foods, cigarettes, and pharmaceutical and healthcare products. Simcastor Flex ES provides extra stiffness needed for packaging such as that used for yogurt banderols.

Simcastor Label and Simcastor Base have also been renewed. Simcastor Label, with improved whiteness, offers good printability in offset as well as smooth processing and labeling. Simcastor Base, now with improved brightness and bulk, provides excellent runnability, properties which allow it to lay flat and good printability on the reverse side. Simcastor Plus, which has remained unchanged, provides the outstanding runnability and printability required in flexible packaging.

M-real Simpele, which manufactures the Simcastor product family, has a proven track record in supply consistency as well customer service. M-real is present in more than 70 countries and has the resources to attend to customers' needs locally on all continents. M-real's products and services enable customers to respond to cost pressures with style and quality.

For more information, please contact:

Jorma Sahlstedt, Regional Sales Director (Americas)
M-real Corporation, Consumer Packaging
Tel: 203.229.7480
Mobile: 203.229.2087

Simcastor Flex (25-55 lbs/3000 ft2 ): One-side coated supercalendered bleached kraft paper used for the most demanding end-uses in flexible packaging. Suitable for rotogravure and flexo printing.

Simcastor Plus (25-55 lbs/3000ft2): One-side coated supercalendered bleached kraft paper used for flexible packaging. Suitable for rotogravure, offset and flexo printing

Simcastor Label (43-55 lbs/3000 ft2): One-side coated supercalendered bleached kraft paper, hard-sized and semi-wet strength. Suitable for offset and flexo printing.

Simcastor Base (47 and 53 lbs/3000 ft²): Clay-coated bleached kraft paper used for release liner.

M-real Corporation, headquartered in Finland and employing over 15,000 people, is a European paper and paperboard company, providing premium solutions for consumer packaging, communications and advertising end-uses. Through its worldwide sales network, M-real serves its customers, mainly comprised of publishers, printers, paper merchants, offices and well-known consumer product companies and carton printers. M-real is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In 2005, the sales of the company totalled EUR 5.2 billion.

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