Appleton Coated boosts its uncoated pharmaceutical insert opaque line

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Appleton Coated boosts its uncoated pharmaceutical insert opaque line

August 25, 2015 - 14:48

COMBINED LOCKS, WI, 25 August 2015 (Press Release) - Appleton Coated is building on the market success of its uncoated Pharmaceutical Insert (PI) Opaque line by offering stocked sheet and roll products. PI Opaque is designed and manufactured specifically for high-speed production of pharmaceutical insert and onsert projects in both traditional offset and high-speed web inkjet platforms.

"Our customers have asked for a mill-supported stocking position on our PI product and Appleton Coated has delivered," says John Mazuroski, Appleton Coated's business development manager for technical and specialty products. He continues, "Customers are seeing strong demand for the product, so ease-of-ordering and rapid delivery are key service touchpoints we are happy to provide."

Mazuroski continues, "Our customers are telling us that having a stocked PI product for immediate delivery adds value to their operations. It also allows them to pursue new market opportunities utilizing this substrate. Our Pharma Insert Opaque product line delivers unsurpassed converting and gluing on all types of equipment and is providing customers with the exceptional finished products they desire."

The stocked product is available in the popular 27 lb text in three sizes of sheets and three web roll widths.

Appleton Coated's PI Opaque line is manufactured to an 81 (GE) brightness. It is available in 24-, 26-, 27-, 30-, 35-, and 40-pound basis weights in rolls and sheets for offset printing. For web inkjet, it includes products for dye-based and pigment-based web inkjet platforms as well as with ColorPRO technology for the HP T-series platforms on a making basis. Acid-free, enhanced elemental chlorine-free (EECF) and pH neutral, it may be ordered with post-consumer recovered fiber (PCRF), as FSC® certified (FSC® C007796); SFI® certified; PEFC® certified and with Green-e® certified Green Power. For all grades that carry the Green Power designation, 100% of the electricity used to manufacture these products is matched with renewable energy credits (RECs) from Green-e certified energy sources, primarily wind.

Appleton Coated is an independent American-owned manufacturer and distributor of coated, uncoated, specialty and technical papers sold under the Utopia®, Curious Collection®, and Altima® brand names. The company's products are used in high-end commercial printing, textbook publishing, label papers, transactional printing and a variety of specialty and custom applications. Selling through a chain of highly respected paper distributors, the company serves corporations, publishers, printers, converters, and graphic designers in North America. The company's operations and headquarters are in Combined Locks, Wisconsin.