Production: Speciality paper
Description: Sappi has announced plans to make a significant investment during the next two years in its Carmignano paper mill in northern Italy. The investment, which the company said will be in the «low double-digit millions», will increase production capacity to support further growth in the existing dye sublimation business.
«Our sublimation papers are ideal for a variety of products in the fashion, home textile, sportswear, soft signage and hard substrate sectors» said Luis Mata, Sales Director Packaging & Digital Solutions. «Over the next five years, we see a significant increase in demand for these papers, and this is why we are now expanding our capacities».
Pierluigi Masi, Paper Mill Director in Carmignano, added, «by expanding our mill in Carmignano, we can offer a complete in-house solution for sublimation papers from development and production, through converting to shipment. This will enable us to keep the highest quality standards in all the production steps and offer a world class service to our customers, while positively impacting our CO2 emissions».
Details: In February of 2018, Sappi acquired the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group, which included the Carmignano and Condino mills in Italy. The Carmignano mill is a non-integrated paper mill with two paper machines. Currently, the plant produces up to 100,000 tons per year of speciality paper. Paper grades include C1S FlexPack, C1S label papers for wet glue, and self-adhesive applications and base paper for metallisation.
Start up: Sappi expects to complete the expansion project by the end of 2023.