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Catalyst Paper launches new LEAP lightweight flexible food packaging papers from its mill in Biron, WI

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Catalyst Paper launches new LEAP lightweight flexible food packaging papers from its mill in Biron, WI

February 15, 2017 - 08:52

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 14, 2017 (Press Release) -Catalyst Paper has successfully launched a complete line of new lightweight flexible food packaging papers, branded LEAP, from their FDA-compliant Biron mill in Wisconsin.

The LEAP family brands are uncoated and coated one side flexible packaging papers designed for food applications such as flat or pinch bottom bags, sugar packets, poly and adhesive laminated products and ice cream treats.

“We’re tremendously excited to introduce the LEAP family to the market,” says Brian Boland, Vice President, Specialty Papers & New Product Development, “and are confident that LEAP, backed by our industry-leading sales and customer solutions support team, will provide outstanding solutions for our customers’ food application needs, and reinforce Catalyst’s commitment to specialty markets.”

Available in 15 to 50 pound basis weights, LEAP brands are FDA compliant, have excellent print fidelity and abundant strength for converting processes, and are sustainably produced with available chain-of-custody certification under Forest Stewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification and Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards.  Catalyst is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

About Catalyst Paper

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse papers such as coated freesheet, coated one side (C1S), flexible and industrial packaging, coated and uncoated groundwood, newsprint, directory, as well as market pulp. Customers include retailers, publishers, commercial printers and converters of specialty applications in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With five mills across North America, Catalyst has annual production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes. Catalyst is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and has been ranked by Corporate Knights magazine for the 10th consecutive year as one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada.