Sappi Announces Commercial Availability of Paperboard Packaging Products, Proto® and Spectro™

13 March 2019

Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, announced that its Proto® and SpectroTM paperboard products are available globally for commercial orders in all calipers.

"It's difficult to find products with high-quality print capabilities and consistency, but Sappi's new line of products have helped grow our folding boxboard and high-end application services," said Ron Moore, President, Cutting Edge Paper Ltd. "We strive to provide our customers with the best products for their packaging needs, and Proto and Spectro are setting the new standard for the paperboard market."

Announced at the end of 2018, Proto and Spectro offer enhanced optics with high impact and lightweight feel. The products are produced at Sappi's Somerset Mill in Maine, which recently invested over $200 million to rebuild its Paper Machine 1 and woodyard. Both products are now available for commercial orders and samples, which can be requested online here:

Proto C1S is a sturdy, single-ply SBS for everyday premium packaging applications. The folding carton board can be applied to cosmetics, health and beauty, confectionery, consumer electronics and other consumer packaging. This line can also be used for magazine and book covers, shopping bags, point of sale (POS) materials, direct mail and more to provide a superior surface and printability for a lasting impact.
Spectro C1S is a single-ply SBS for high-quality packaging and graphic applications in the consumer and lifestyle markets, similar to Proto. Whether using UV, aqueous, or specialty coatings, hot foil stamping, embossing, special effects, or varnishes, this line brings a substantial feel at a lighter weight with enhanced optics for everyday products looking to stand out on the shelves.

"We're excited with the qualification, success, and acceptance of our paperboard products with our customers," said Deece Hannigan, Vice President, Packaging and Specialties Business, Sappi North America. "We've worked hard to create products that meet the needs of converters and end-use customers."

To learn more about the new packaging lines and order samples, please contact your local Sappi representative.