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BillerudKorsnäs launches upgraded coated liner products

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BillerudKorsnäs launches upgraded coated liner products

October 20, 2015 - 14:40

SOLNA, Sweden, Oct. 15, 2015 (Press Release) -

Better printing results and greater strength and stiffness are among the improvements to upgraded coated liner products from BillerudKorsnäs.

BillerudKorsnäs recently upgraded its BillerudKorsnäs Design, Decor and Supreme coated liner products, resulting in better fibre formation, smoother surfaces and a better printing result for the liner, as well as increased strength and stiffness.

Customers that have evaluated the new grades have all reported positive results. These include enhanced whiteness, improved print quality and the possibility to select a lower grammage due to the increased strength and stiffness.

Smurfit Kappa Flexoline in Nybro, southern Sweden, is one of the customers that has tested the new products.

"We've started to use the upgraded versions of BillerudKorsnäs Design and Decor, and we're delighted with the results. The printability has significantly improved," says Anders Hagblom, purchaser at Smurfit Kappa Flexoline.

"The upgrade of our coated liners means that we are able to offer a lower grammage compared to other liners on the market while maintaining the same strength, which benefits our customers and the environment," says Anders Karlsson, Technical Service Manager, BillerudKorsnäs.

The improvements to the liner products have been made possible by an upgrade of paper machine 4 in Gävle in 2014. The SEK220 million investment in the machine included the installation of a new head box, breast roll shaker, smoothing press and dewatering elements.

BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world leading provider of primary fiber based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4 300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 21 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.