Introducing Algro Sol from Sappi.

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Sappi, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, a manufacturer of coated fine paper, has invested more than 60 million euro in the conversion of Paper Machine 2 (PM2) at its Alfeld mill to ensure an increased supply of speciality papers and to meet high quality market demands, including those of the label industry.

Sappi has gained a lot of experience and special applications knowledge with silicone raw papers over the decades and now occupies a leading market position in Europe. "Before the conversion of PM2 in Alfeld, whose completion was celebrated in March 2014, the production of silicone raw papers was concentrated primarily on production line 4. The limited production capacity of this production line did not offer much scope for further growth outside Europe," explains Gunnar Sieber, Sappi's product group manager, release liner. "Thanks to the production capacities gained by the conversion, long-term and sustainable global deliveries can now be assured to meet the needs of a dynamically changing marketplace.":

According to Sieber, Algro Sol silicone papers are most commonly found in the graphics sector as carriers for self-adhesive FVC films. These include plotter films...

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