Sappi’s Fusion Topliner expands opportunities
Published: 9 March 2018 | No comments yet
Fusion Topliner is recommended for applications such as premium quality consumer goods packaging
Enabling brand owners to reinvent their print production approach, Sappi has developed Fusion Topliner as an alternative to testliner – the most widely used liner for corrugated board.
Fusion Topliner is suitable for a wide variety of end uses from shelf-ready packaging, point-of-sale, pre-printed litho, flexo and fashion bags. The double-coated bright white 100% virgin fibre liner is distinguished by its surface quality and strength while providing excellent colour reproduction.
Bleached virgin fibres meet food safety requirements at the same material strength as testliners with a lower weight per unit surface area. The enhanced fibre structure also reduces the risk of folded edges cracking.
The functional reverse side coating means absorption of glue is consistent, reducing consumption, costs, and drying times.
Roland Cook, general manager of South African converter Corruseal Corrugated, who produced the box packaging for Sappi’s Typek consumer facing grade using its flexo post print process, commented, ‘We tried Fusion Topliner to compare differences from a previous material used and were impressed with the results. With the outstanding quality Fusion Topliner delivers, we are now looking to add it to our retail and point-of-sale portfolio and recommend it to our existing brand owners.’
Fusion Topliner is available in grammages of 135g/m², 160g/m² and 180g/m². It is recommended for applications such as premium quality consumer goods packaging where high visual quality is required and when lightweight packaging and finer fluting are desired, using flexographic post-printing in addition to offset and digital printing technologies.