BRUSSELS, Nov. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -Sappi, a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and biobased solutions, today announced that it will showcase its renewable products at the 2020 Plastic Free World Virtual Summit. Taking place live on November 9-10, and on-demand for 30 days afterwards, the summit aims to share the latest in-depth industry knowledge to help the world tackle the rising issue of plastic waste in the environment.
Sappi will have a global presence with representation from across its regions, showing the breadth of its products and expertise. From functional papers with integrated barrier technology and cellulose fibre derived Biocomposites to paperboard with enhanced optics and premium specialty papers for the food and label industries, Sappi will highlight a variety of paper-based, sustainable solutions that can replace fossil fuel-based, nonrenewable alternatives. Additionally, the Sappi booth will feature new videos, including one on how trees naturally fight climate change.
Beth Cormier, Sappi North America’s Vice President Research, Development and Sustainability will give a presentation entitled “Extracting Value from Trees.” This presentation will highlight the innovative and ground-breaking work Sappi is undertaking resulting in more sustainable and lower carbon alternatives.
“Anything you can do with a fossil fuel you can do with the natural cellulose from trees” —this mantra drives the work of Beth Cormier, Vice President of R&D and Innovation at Sappi North America. Cormier oversees the region’s development of new processes to extract even more value from each tree responsibly harvested. She will share Sappi’s expertise on how it creates innovative new uses of cellulose, the most abundant polymer on earth, which is opening a broad range of options to mitigate carbon impacts, increasing the recyclability of and compostability of products and helping mitigate life cycle impacts.
Sappi has made a global commitment to contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with a key focus on seven of the goals where Sappi can make a real difference. At the Plastic Free World Summit Sappi will be able to showcase its alignment with SDG 12, entitled “Responsible Consumption and Production” with its commitment to produce products with defined sustainability benefits.
About Sappi North America, Inc.
Sappi North America, Inc., headquartered in Boston, is a market leader in converting wood fiber into superior products that customers demand worldwide. The success of our four diversified businesses – high-quality Coated Printing Papers, Dissolving Pulp, Packaging and Specialty Papers and Casting and Release Papers – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high-quality Graphic Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset, and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Dissolving Pulp with our Verve brand, a sustainable fiber, which is used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods. We deliver sustainable Packaging and Specialty Papers for luxury packaging and folding carton applications with our single-ply packaging brands, Spectro and Proto, and for the food and label industries with our specialty papers, LusterPrint and LusterCote. We are also one of the world's leading suppliers of Casting and Release Papers with our Ultracast, PolyEx and Classics lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.
Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,500 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries.
About Sappi Europe
Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, in the fields of Dissolving wood pulp, Printing papers, Packaging and speciality papers, Casting and release papers, Biomaterials and Bio-energy. As a company that relies on renewable natural resources, sustainability is at our core. Sappi European mills hold chain of custody certifications under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC C015022) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC/07-32-76) systems. Our papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50 001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. We have EMAS registration at 5 of our 10 mills in Europe.
Sappi Europe SA is a division of Sappi Limited, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 12,500 employees and 19 production facilities on three continents in nine countries, 37 sales offices globally, and customers in over 150 countries around the world.