Designed for flexible packaging requiring a smooth, semi-gloss finish and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance for food contact, FlexPack Essential works with emulsion, solventless and solvent laminations, and is available in a variety of basis weights from 22.5 - 55 lb. (3000ft2). Further, FlexPack Essential's rigidity and on-the-shelf performance offers brand owners a more sustainable flexible packaging option when compared to traditional film substrates.
"Consumers are demanding more responsible packaging," said Jim Sheibley, director of business and product development for specialty papers. "With the creation of FlexPack Essential, NewPage offers brand owners the ability to add more renewable content to their flexible packaging without compromising on-the-shelf performance."
For more information on FlexPack Essential or other specialty papers developed by NewPage, visit www.wherepaperworks.com/flexpack-essential/.
NewPage is a leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America with $3.1 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2012. NewPage is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, and owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 3.5 million tons of paper.
The company's portfolio of paper products includes coated, supercalendered and specialty papers. These papers are used in commercial printing to create corporate collateral, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts and direct mail as well as in specialty paper applications including beverage bottle labels, food and medical packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and release liners.