AUSTRIA (News release) -- Packaging and speciality paper manufacturer Sappi Europe will be making a significant long-term investment to further strengthen its label paper business. As of the end of 2023, production capacities for label papers will be extended at the Gratkorn mill in Austria. The double-digit million-euro investment in technological innovations, such as a new embossing calendar, will enable the modern paper mill to produce high quality wet-strength wet-glue label paper.
To ensure 100% continuous availability and fast delivery of its premium label papers to its partners, Sappi has been proactively positioning itself for the future. With its European mills in Alfeld (Germany) and Carmignano (Italy), as well as in Somerset (USA), the course had already been set for secure production and seamless supply chains. Now those mills are supplemented by Gratkorn, one of the largest and most modern paper mills in Europe - to ensure the higher capacities and supply reliability the market demands now more than ever. Thanks to the central location of the Gratkorn production site, transport distances are short, which saves energy and reduces environmental impact. At the same time, more effective, shorter production cycles ensure fast delivery and even more flexible response to customer requirements.