Finnish speciality paper company Munksjö has introduced two new one-side coated papers to its existing range of base papers for metallising.
The new Metalkote Expert and Metalkote Classic will be respectively used for returnable beer bottles and one-way beer bottles.
The company claims that the paper surface of Metalkote Expert, which is said to be the improved version of Metalkote Evolution, provides an optimised varnish consumption and better gloss after metallising.
Developed for one-way beer bottles, Metalkote Classic base paper meets the technical requirements of the metallising process, and enables high-performance during printing and labelling.
Munksjö and Facestock Base Papers vice-president Adeline Saillard said: "With the review of our Metalkote range, we offer to metallisers, printers and brewers different paper solutions to meet more precisely the need of each end-use market, whether for returnable or one-way bottles.
"Those product launches are well-aligned with our strategy to maintain our leading position as speciality paper producer for the metallised label business. For more than 20 years, we have been supporting the industry and are still committed to continue."
Metalkote Expert and Metalkote Classic are manufactured at the company's mill in Stenay, France, which manufactures one-side paper for wet-glue metallised labels, flexible packaging and Facestock applications, as well as clay-coated paper for release liners.