PUSHING GREEN FURTHER WITH GEPAGREEN
Glatfelter’s Most Sustainable Solution for Metallized Papers
GERNSBACH, Germany – 8 November ’10 – Glatfelter Company (NYSE:GLT), a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered products, has announced that its Composite Fibers Business Unit (CFBU) is launching a new product called GEPAGREEN from its Metallized Products group.
GEPAGREEN is a unique, sustainable metallized paper designed for wet-glue label applications such as returnable beer and water bottles. The fiber mix of the base paper consists of up to 35% recycled materials (post-consumer waste), and at least 65% of the remaining fibers from sustainable forestry resources. GEPAGREEN offers the same performance and quality as traditional products out of its broad range of Metallized Products.
“GEPAGREEN allows printers as well as brand owners to strengthen their sustainability position and push green technology and materials further,” says Fabrice Werner, Sales & Marketing Director of CFBU. “And because of its metallized look, the Glatfelter product allows designers to create eye-catching labels that consumers consistently choose over typical white-label beverages.”
Werner explains, “Because of the process we use, the aluminum and coating on GEPAGREEN, like our other metallized papers, are thin and light, and thus compatible with our customers’ printing and manufacturing processes. It’s part of Glatfelter’s ongoing commitment to develop sustainable products in every niche that are versatile and highly functional for our customers’ applications.”
GEPAGREEN will be launched at BRAU Beviale, a European beverage industry trade show, which will take place November 10-12, in Nuremberg, Germany.
As an example of leadership in global sustainability, GEPAGREEN reflects Glatfelter’s commitment to the long-term health of our environmental, social and economic well-being.
About Composite Fibers Business Unit (CFBU)
A major innovator with worldwide customer support in 80 countries, CFBU utilizes specialized fibers to create highly specific papers for a multitude of end-use applications in the food and beverage, metallized products, technical specialties and composite laminates market sectors. From food infusion and medical diagnostics to composite structures and thermal barrier materials, Glatfelter paper is the choice of leading marketers and industrial specialists for meeting their challenging and unique requirements.
Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. Headquartered in York, PA, the Company employs approximately 4,200 people and serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.6 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Additional information may be found at www.glatfelter.com.