Sappi North America , a subsidiary of South African pulp and paper firm Sappi, has said that its Proto and Spectro paperboard products are now available for commercial orders in all callipers.

Proto C1S is a single-ply, solid-bleached sulphate (SBS) designed for premium packaging applications across various industries, including cosmetics, health and beauty, confectionery, consumer electronics, and other consumer packaging.

The solution is suitable for magazine and book covers, shopping bags, point of sale (POS) materials, and direct mail.

Spectro C1S is designed for high-quality packaging and graphics applications in the consumer and lifestyle markets. It is also used in various applications such as UV, aqueous, speciality coatings, hot foil stamping, embossing, special effects, and varnishes.

Sappi North America packaging and specialties business vice-president Deece Hannigan said: “We’re excited with the qualification, success and acceptance of our paperboard products with our customers.

“We’ve worked hard to create products that meet the needs of converters and end-use customers.”

“We’ve worked hard to create products that meet the needs of converters and end-use customers.”

The company is manufacturing both the products, which were announced during the end of last year at its Somerset Mill in Maine. Customers can place orders for the products through the company’s online platform.

It has recently invested more than $200m to rebuild the Paper Machine 1 and woodyard at the facility.

Headquartered in Boston, Sappi North America currently operates four diversified businesses, including coated printing papers, dissolving wood pulp, packaging and speciality papers, as well as casting and release papers.

Through the four divisions, the company will offer products for various applications across luxury packaging and folding cartons, textile fibres and household goods, magazines, catalogues, books, direct mail and print advertising, along with food and labelling.