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New lightweight board from International Paper

International Paper’s new Alaska Plus lightweight board is a “drastically lighter weight GC2 product that responds directly to customers’ growing demand for economically attractive and environmentally sustainable packaging solutions”.

International Paper’s new Alaska Plus lightweight board is a "drastically lighter weight GC2 product that responds directly to customers’ growing demand for economically attractive and environmentally sustainable packaging solutions". Its production was enabled by the recent modernisation project of IP’s Kwidzyn mill in Poland.

"Alaska Plus represents a step-change in lightweighting, with basis weights significantly lower across the range compared to other standard GC2 products’, confirms Michael Krüger, commercial director coated paperboard and recycled specialties. "We have been able to lower the basis weights of this product, while keeping all other technical parameters stable. The performance of Alaska Plus in printing, converting and packing is as excellent and effortless as our customers would expect".

The new board is designed for pharmaceutical, healthcare and beautycare packaging as well as for chocolate and all kinds of dry food applications. Three basis weights are currently available to all customers throughout Europe. The full range of products, comprising seven basis weights starting from 200g/m², will be available soon.

www.internationalpaper.com